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.
I used to walk to this place at least every other week and just wander around. It's free and marginally maintained - this is a good thing for a cemetery. You could see broken glass and urns, gifts from family years ago rotting inside mausoleums and you always feel you'll see a body after a while. The mausoleums are great except for the ones in the back built for people who really thought they were the shit. A must visit and there's tons of parks and things to do in the area.
A must see when in Buenos Aires. The museleos are breathtakingly beautiful. I often times forget that I am in a cemetery.Check out the website for the days and times when there is a free tour guide so you could see all the note worthy 'tombs', one of which is Evita's. We did not have a guide when we went so part of the adventure was finding Evita's tomb.
This is one of the most fascinating cemeteries in the world. It's tombs and statuary are well worth the visit. A lot of tourist come to see the tomb of Maria Eva Duarte de Peron but probably don't know how much she was hated by the common people. If you do visit, take some dry cat food as the place is a sanctuary for cats.
This above ground cemetery is both creepy and curious. Most people come here to see the Duarte family crypt where Eva Perón is resting. Don't just go for Eva though; her crypt is fairly boring. Wander the narrow corridors to see some of the decorated crypts.
Most come to Recoleta to say "hello" to Eva Peron who is among many wealthy and stately "residents" in this exclusive gated community. There are many beautiful structures and statue that could easily make one forget that this is a cemetery.
This place is huge, don't get lost in it! However it shows the life of the Portenos that come to honor their dead with the colorful flowers, pictures, and tears.
Phenomenal cemetary. Highly recommend coming here, with or without a stop at Eva Duarte's tombstone.
A historic and traditional place in Recoleta, its a must in your visit
Of course this famous cemetery is in every guidebook you'll ever pick up on Buenos Aires, but with good reason: besides being the final resting place of Eva (Evita) Peron, it's also a fascinating stop in its own right. When a yellow fever epidemic hit the city in the late 1800s, the super rich fled to the neighborhood that now contains the cemetery: the Recoleta. Since these folks had tons of money, they could afford lavish crypts and mausoleums. Some of them are decorated with absolutely stunning sculptures and statues, and have elaborately detailed marble work. Unfortunately, some of them have been seriously neglected - hence the reason for the 4-stars - but overall it's a can't-miss stop on any trip to BA.