If you are into cemeteries or history, this should be interesting. It was cool to walk through but I don’t think places where people have been laid to rest should be part of any tour. I was here because of a tour group stop. I have been to Arlington Cemetery to pay tribute. I have walked through another popular cemetery in New Orleans. This would be my last visit to any cemetery during my travels. Not my kind of place to visit.
Buenos Aires's main attraction is a cemetary! But what a cemetery! From here you go straight to heaven. It's in Recoleta an easy walk from Casa Ofelia. Take Libertad Street (one block over from Talcahuano) and walk to the end. It's also a nice way to see Recoleta on foot and take in the luxury buildings. For public transport, a bus runs along Parana Street (two blocks from Talcahuano) that goes directly there.
Angels watch over the historic monuments in this beautiful cemetery. Don't take my word for it: CNN and the BBC have both named Recoleta among the world's most beautiful cemeteries. And why wouldn't they? This was the burial site for the affluent and the influencers -- a final resting place for past presidents, national heroes, and the country's beloved Eva Peron. It's free and open to the public -- great for photography and the study of art and sculpture. Or you can just walk and admire the designs, be moved by the inscriptions. Just be respectful of the graves and any funerary services that might be taking place.
Recoleta Cemetery is a unique and FREE attraction. Wander through the "streets" of mausoleums, take pictures, visit Eva Peron's tomb. It is like walking through a small stone town. Outside there are craft booths, artists and food vendors you can peruse in search of the perfect souvenir. It is close by other attractions as well.
A historic and traditional place in Recoleta, its a must in your visit
Located at Recoleta neighborhood, this cemetery keep the graves of famous and historical characters from Argentina's history. Listed by the CNN among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world. The cemetery contains many elaborated and bigs mausoleums, decorated with statues, in a wide variety of architectural styles
Past presidents buried here. Evita Peron's tomb. Great sculptures and architecture. Great for a stroll. Similar to Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.
Recoleta is a highlight of Argentina. The stone cemetery is a stunning city of the dead - above ground monuments line rows and rows of aisles. Things to note: Evita's tomb is here, but it's not one of the decorative, elaborate sites. A simple family tomb (her family, not her husbands) is where she is interred. In the summer, the cemetery is brutally hot, so carry a cold bottle of water and wear sunscreen.