Recoleta Cemetery2483 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Azcuenaga, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:45 pm Details
- Phone: 54-1148031594
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Cemetery
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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Recoleta Cemetery
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- La Cabana
- Cafe Tortoni
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90.46% 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
Recoleta Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
Absolutely love this place!! It has so much history and so many statues and structures of different kinds and shapes. You can easily spend half a day or more exploring the wondrous cemetery. The guards were friendly enough to let us keep our backpacks with them at the entrance. A must visit!
Must see when you come to BA Thought it was going to be a quick trip to see the resting place if Eva Perron. But what a fascinating place to wander around...! The variety of mausoleums is staggering. Huge assortment of a sculptures, stonework and of course the caskets! Really interesting and worth a visit. Go early like we did to avoid the bigger tour groups 👍
Interesting place for a walk on a nice morning or afternoon. Very well up kept, and a lot of history to walk through. Architecture is gorgeous. Well worth the visit when the crowds are low, lose yourself around the cemetery for a good escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
One of my favorite place to visit, contemplate and enjoy the silence. Amazing story telling world famous graveyard with lots of stunning graves or famous people. Unfortunately some of them are abandoned and in bad conditions but still mysteriously story’s telling.
Nice place to strall around and admires the different types of mini architectural style and designs in one place. Felt like maintenance are not properly managed. Free entrance.