Cemiterio de Recoleta, Buenos Aires

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Admire the 4,691 elaborate and varied vaults of Cemiterio de Recoleta. The mausoleums display a wide array of architectural styles, sculptures, and motifs, from Baroque to Art Deco, many constructed from materials imported from Paris and Milan. The cemetery serves as the final resting place for artists, actors, writers, and Nobel Prize winners, 19 Argentine presidents, and the beloved icon Eva Perón. Although some tombs are protected by the government, parts of the cemetery have fallen into disrepair. While the cemetery can be explored without a guide, having someone to recount the stories behind the different mausoleums can greatly enrich your trip. A visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Buenos Aires travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Until recently it was free now they charge 1400 pesos per person, something like the official exchange rate of more or less $14.00, you cannot pay with cash which would be cheaper since if you change....  more
    Until recently it was free now they charge 1400 pesos per person, something like the official exchange rate of more or less $14.00, you cannot pay with cash which would be cheaper since if you change....  more »
  • Why go to a cementry? Well this one is different, it has all the history and arquitecture this country seems to offer. Be sure to go at the right time since they close early. I suggest going with a... 
    Why go to a cementry? Well this one is different, it has all the history and arquitecture this country seems to offer. Be sure to go at the right time since they close early. I suggest going with a...  more »
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  • Amazing and humbling experience. The annals of time are phenomenally preserved for the aristocracy, rich and less elite alike. Fascinating display of Catholic burial rituals made available to the public a history of those gone but not forgotten, spanning more than a hundred years. Many family trees rest among the trees here at Recoleta. A wonderful experience for those interested in all facets of life.
  • Absolutely great experience. Though we didn’t have a guide (which I am sure would make it much more interesting) we liked the beauty. It was smaller than I expected but each mausoleum was different and it was very interesting. Ticket for a foreigner cost around 12EUR.

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