Cementerio de la Recoleta
316 locals recommend
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.
Recoleta, CABA C1113
Phone+54 11 4803-1594
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:30 PM
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.