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Recoleta Cemetery
Cementerio de la Recoleta

4.2/5
116 Reviews
Cemetery
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Open Open from 7:30am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Junin 1790, Buenos Aires 1116
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Phone: +54-11-48031594

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One of the world's most famous cemeteries, it is a place where not only can see the gravestones of some famous people in South America, most notably Argentina, but also has a lot of carvings and landscapes.

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Introduction

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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