Cementerio de la Recoleta: mausoleums tell the country's history

Cementerio de la Recoleta: mausoleums tell the country's history

A picturesque promenade in a historically rich and emotionally charged setting.

The Cementerio de la Recoleta is a must. Located in the district of the same name, the Recoleta Cemetery is part of the tourist complex, which, with the Pilar Church and the Recoleta Cultural Centre, was once the convent of the Recollects and its dependencies. The cemetery houses the tombs of the great figures of the country, including Adolfo Bioy Casares and Juan Manuel de Rosas. Not surprisingly, the tomb that attracts the most visitors belongs to Evita, the second wife of President Juan Perón.

Exploring the 5.5 hectares of narrow paths with their 4691 tombs, of which 90 are classified as historical monuments, you will discover large dilapidated statues and monuments creating an atmosphere that is both quiet and melancholy. Do not miss the gardens surrounding the cemetery. Popular with Porteños (residents of Buenos Aires, literally 'people of the port'), they offer a peaceful setting away from the hectic city.

Cementerio de la Recoleta
Junín 1760
Buenos Aires