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Recoleta Cemetery

329 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
If you think of cemeteries as depressingly dark, underground affairs, Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Cemetery will turn that on its head. Considered the second most beautifuls cementery in the world (after the Pere Lechaise in Paris), the site was declared the city’s first official public burial place in 1822. Aside from being the resting place of the deceased, it is completely unlike a normal cemetery. The place is full of elaborately carved scroll-work and stately pillars that only reach up to your shoulder because all the structures are weirdly mini; it’s more magical than macabre. The burial site of Argentina’s most famous figures, including Evita herself.
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November 08, 2019
One of the most known places in BA. Around it you will find not only parks and the Art museum but also a lot of Food places and cultural activities.
Maria Ines
Maria Ines
October 11, 2019
Everybody likes it, but me!! I was told it is beautiful from the point of view of art and architecture
October 07, 2019
There arent many things that combine beauty and morbidness as well as this wall city of the dead, where above - ground mausoleums holding the remains of some of Argentina´s wealthiest line the tiny stone streets. Give yourself a couple hours to wander in quiet awe and yes, eventually pay homage to…
September 25, 2019
It was the first public cemetery in the city, today is the most elegant and aristocratic. In its almost six hectares, National heroes, presidents, politicians, military men, scientists, artists, and celebrities are buried.
September 01, 2019
Considered one of the most unusual cemeteries in the world, the site was declared the city’s first official public burial place in 1822, including Argentina’s most famous figures, such as Eva Perón, the cemetery is a must-do while in Buenos Aires. Located within a 13 min walk.

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“Nice cultural place with different activities. Also located in central recoleta to add others tourist attractions like Cemetery.”
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“Great shopping in a beautiful historic building. Small and never crowed, good for local fashion brands, cafes, movie theatre...”
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1760 Junín
Recoleta, CABA C1113
Phone+54 11 4803-1594
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 7:00 AM