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Why locals recommend it
If you think of cemeteries as depressingly dark, underground affairs, Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Cemetery will turn that on its head. Considered the second most beautifuls cementery in the world (after the Pere Lechaise in Paris), the site was declared the city’s first official public burial place in 1822. Aside from being the resting place of the deceased, it is completely unlike a normal cemetery. The place is full of elaborately carved scroll-work and stately pillars that only reach up to your shoulder because all the structures are weirdly mini; it’s more magical than macabre. The burial site of Argentina’s most famous figures, including Evita herself.
Tips from locals
Considered one of the most unusual cemeteries in the world, the site was declared the city’s first official public burial place in 1822, including Argentina’s most famous figures, such as Eva Perón, the cemetery is a must-do while in Buenos Aires. Located within a 13 min walk.
This cemetery is perhaps BA's top attraction. You can wander for hours in this incredible city of the dead, where the ‘streets’ are lined with impressive statues and marble mausoleums. Peek into the crypts and check out the dusty coffins and try to decipher the history of its inhabitants. Past…
famous Cementery. And near you have a lot of restaurants, bars and a big fair, open saturday and sunday, and maybe more days. A long time ago it was better, but it´s nice to walk