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Recoleta Cemetery

4.3/5104 Reviews
Cemetery
Monday-Sunday 7:00-18:00
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116
Phone: +54-11-48031594

About Recoleta Cemetery

A cemetery for the stars, this graveyard is the final resting place for some of Argentina's most notorious and beloved citizens, including Raúl Alfonsín, Eva Perón, and a number of presidents. First built around a convent and church, the cemetery became part of a wealthy neighborhood after upper-class Argentinians fled to Recoleta during the 1870s yellow fever epidemic. Today, the cemetery contains elaborate mausoleums, statues and tombs - most in good shape, although a few have succumbed to the ravages of time. Tree-lined walkways allow visitors to stroll leisurely through the area.
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