Recoleta CemeteryCurrently Closed
- 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
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Restaurants Near Recoleta Cemetery
- Cabana Las Lilas
- La Cabana
- Cafe Tortoni
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75.33% of people start their Recoleta Cemetery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Recoleta Cemetery
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Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires Reviews
I know, who visits a cemetery and writes a review? It was a place I came across with a fellow traveller and thought - why not? Although our language skills were limited, we could make out much of the inscriptions on the grave sites. It was fascinating to see whole generations of families buried here, the decorations, the flowers, the tributes to past loved ones. Some of the tombs are enormous and clearly go back a very long time. A must visit if you're in Buenos Aires. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly.
This cemetery is full of mystery, history and charm. Culturally rich, exceptional architecture, sculpture and views. Guided tours are offered, in a wide range of languages! On the entrance you can find a traditional map with locations as well as a virtual screen for faster browsing. It might take couple of hours to complete the tour, but definitely worth the time! It's better to came already knowing some of the characters you'll find inside since their mausoleums reflect some hints of their backgrounds. Enjoy!
Amazing cemetery, incredibly stuffed with mausoleums of the aristocracy of Buenos Aires. The mausoleums are really close one to another and create a unique effect. Not all of the tombs are well kept, making the cemetery even more gloomy. Especially recommended in a rainy day. The entrance is free.
The place is so full of history you really have to make time to visit this place. The tombs and everything there is so beautiful and amazing architecturally speaking. Even if you are not an avid fan of architecture you can see the beauty of it as it is, I loved the fact that they offered some tours in English because most of the times here in Buenos Aires you don't really get that luxury but here they do their best to give you an excellent tour. This is a visit I highly recommend.
It is a different experience because let's be honest you don't get to visit a cementery everyday, but this one is different, it is full of works of art: statues everywhere, some gardens, etc. So it is pretty amazing the way you can (always being respectful) enter and enjoy or be amazed by the great and gorgeous graves that are all around this place.