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Buenos Aires Highlight: Recoleta Cemetery

Visit the Cementerio de la Recoleta

This exclusive cemetery in Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most remarkable burial grounds. A bewildering display of Argentinean architecture and history, these grounds have presidents, military heroes, influential politicians and celebrities buried beneath them. The immense vaults align to form a haunting necropolis, a city within a city. The towering tombstones resemble the rooftops of a utopian town from above and the haunting atmosphere is livened by yews and cypress trees that line the ‘streets’ of the cemetery. Cementerio de la Recoleta contains many elaborate marble mausoleums decorated with statues in a wide variety of architectural styles such as Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque and Neo-Gothic. As well as providing a time-traveling experience with different styles from different eras, the Recoleta Cemetery transports you to a different continent as many of the stones between 1880 and 1930 were imported from Paris and Milan. Free tours are offered in Spanish at 11 am from Tuesday to Friday and the entrance is free. See more of our favorite experiences in Buenos Aires…

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Admire the towering tombstones in the Recoleta Cemetery

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