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Recoleta Cemetery

Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116, Argentina
+54 11 4804-7040
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The most celebrated Argentineans, including Eva Peron and her family, are buried at this elaborate cemetery, where mausoleums replicate chapels, pyramids and Greek temples.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116, Argentina
+54 11 4804-7040
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I wasn't too excited at the prospect of going to a cemetery, but yes this place is where the elite have put up monuments to the dead and it is spectacular. Very different

Thank Sharlene C
Reviewed 15 March 2016

More famously know as the resting place for Eva 'Evita' Peron - there are generals, dictators and very romantic touching stories associated with this Cemetery. Go early to avoid large tour groups.

Thank SWATTWorld
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Recoleta was an interesting and unique experience. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Buenos Aires.

Thank Aaron F
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Very interesting place. It should be visited. You can see tombs of many Argentinian famous and historical figures.

Thank Ozgur C
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The whole quarter takes the name from the cemetery. You'll find it amazing to walk between graves and history, where politicians, sportmans and actors from a golden century came from past and slow greatness of another Argentina, that today struggles because of economy.

Thank manuelF223
Reviewed 14 March 2016

It's to take the camera and go to take pictures, also to see the lady that feeds the wild cats is a must.

Thank Ringarum
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Is nice and interesting not just a cementery but totally recommend to make a tour guided so you can appreciate more what is deeply in the history,and the surprises you can have!

Thank Agustina C
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Spectacular works of architecture and art. The history of the country is told by these structures and the stories of the people lying there.

Thank alan p
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This cemetery is the number-one attraction in Buenos Aires and I can see why. Many famous politicians are buried here as well as other famous persons. The mausoleums are amazing with some in disrepair and others sparkling. It is interesting to read a bit of...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My family and I have been here a couple of times, and always find something new. You can either go with a tour guide or by yourself, the guide of course will take you to the rich and famous deceased crypts and mausoleums, IE Evita...More

Thank Cordobaar
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are
the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the
true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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18 November 2016|
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Response from robert a | Reviewed this property |
When there you can buy a pamphlet that gives a map with all you need to visit. You don't really need a guide. I had a private chauffer taxi that drove us around for the day. We paid him 150 dollars. Happy to give you his... More
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15 February 2016|
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Response from PKyi | Reviewed this property |
There are three ways to change your money (presumably USD) to Argentinian Pesos (ARS). 1). Go to an ATM and withdraw from your checking account. Many of them are just outside banks and easily accessible. Some ATMs do... More
9 February 2015|
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Response from PKyi | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up and go around on your own, or go on the days that English tours are provided free of charge. I think it was on Tuesdays at 11 am., or you can hire a guide. We really didn't need a guide at all. We... More