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Cementerio de La Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Cementerio de La Recoleta - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cementerio de La Recoleta
Azcuénaga 1901-1999, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1116Map
+54 11 4804 7040
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Overview

Cementerio de la Recoleta was a church graveyard until 1882, when the Governor opened it to the general public and renamed it Cemetery of the North. Small, and situated on the city's most valuable land, its importance resides in the many illustrious people that rest here. One of the most visited tombstones is Eva Peron's. The majority of materials used in the construction of tombs between 1880 and 1930 were imported from Paris and Milan, and important sculptural works grace many of the tombs. Every Sunday there are free guided visits at 2:30pm.

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By montesanti | Posted 03/21/11
  great, unusual expeience to see how the wealthy who pass away really think that their money will last forever to maintain their final resting place. I went to see Eva' site and it was not disappointing. It is in better shape now than a few years ago when you could walk down the aisles and practically falll in a collapsed site and tomb. They cleaned it up quite a bit. Fabulous leather shop and factory right outside the wall. Custom made leather good made in a day or two. Great for hard to fit sizes, big selection and knowledgeable staff. Love the shopping in this area and lots of small cafes to have lunch or a coffee. Buenos Aires is one ot the best cities in the world to visit. Wish I could go every year. Great public transportation to get you anywhere you want to go. Best beef in the world!!!!!!!!...   Read More
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Cementerio de La Recoleta General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 05:45 PM
  • Type: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
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