Recoleta CemeteryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:45 pm]
- Address: Azcuenaga, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:45 pm Details
- Phone: 54-1148031594
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery - Review
The Recoleta Cemetery which had humble beginnings has now become a site of great importance due to its stories as well as the varied architecture. In 1820, a site was finally made available for a cemetery in Buenos Aires. Before this people were mostly buried in the ground behind churches.
Even though it was instated as a cemetery for commoners however, the place soon became a very prestigious burial site. Today it is a sprawling area housing the final resting places of many eminent persons which people from far and wide come to see. What is interesting about the cemetery is the intricate decoration of the prominent graves. The tombs have all been exquisitely decorated in various styles, most notably of the gothic variety, giving the area a really eerie and magnificent appearance. The marble tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak is famous because of its exceptional design. It is possible to stroll through the cemetery for hours so be sure you have some time on your hands when you visit this solemn yet beautiful place.
The Recoleta Cemetery is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in your 5 Days Buenos Aires Itinerary.
Recoleta Cemetery Information
- The site is adjacent to the famous heritage Church of Our Lady of Pilar. It is a good idea to have a guide with you when you visit the cemetery for two reasons 1. It is very easy to get lost in the cemetery. 2. There are many stories about the worth listening to which you mostly won’t find in the guidebooks.
How To reach Recoleta Cemetery by Public Transport
- Recoleta Cemetery
Restaurants Near Recoleta Cemetery
- Cabana Las Lilas
- La Cabana
- Cafe Tortoni
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Things to Know Before Visiting Recoleta Cemetery
95% of people who visit Buenos Aires include Recoleta Cemetery in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
91.5% of people start their Recoleta Cemetery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Recoleta Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Recoleta Cemetery
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Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires Reviews
Interesting place. City for the dead. Interesting architecture. Little morbid and depressing. Lot of unkept forgotten crypts. Makes you want to enjoy every moment even more. Makes me remember the saying “ you truly die when the last person that knew you dies”
This is a great place to see. The variety of tombs is fascinating as is the size of some of the mausoleums. Don't miss it if you are in town.
A very interesting cemetery to visit. Lots of historical connections. It is free, but it is worth paying for a guide to take you around and fill in it's history and tell stories of some of it's deceased inhabitants, including Eva Peron.
Interesting place well worth a visit. I spent about 30mins there before I had seen enough coffins. Some of the architecture is unique and tells a story about the family that build it. There is an amazing juxtaposition of the surrounding suburban life as you wander around. The earliest tomb I found was 1818 but I wasn't looking too hard. There is a free museum nextdoor that will make the trek out worth it.
Visiting this cemetery was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my time in Buenos Aires. I was amazed by the enormous range of styles represented by the different families' tombs. You could easily spend hour here just walking the aisles, and it's easy to get lost too! Of course the Duarte Family tomb is here as well, including the remains of Eva Peron. You won't have difficulty finding it -- just follow the crowd!