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This beautiful cemetery in Buenos Aires is the final resting place of many of Argentina’s most notable politicians and public figures, including Eva Perón.

The history, character and charm of a city is often revealed by the stories behind the people who have lived and died there. This is also the case in Buenos Aires. La Recoleta Cemetery is where many of the city's wealthiest and best-known figures have finally been laid to rest.

The Cemetery, built in 1822, could be described as a mini city in its own right, with paved streets lined with towering mausoleums, statues and row upon row of tombs. Architectural styles on display at La Recoleta include spectacular examples of Art Deco, Neo-Gothic and Baroque designs. There are over 4500 tombs and since it’s a very popular tourist destination, it's worth allowing some time to spend wandering and exploring the many interesting and historical monuments.

If you pick up a map of the Cemetery at the administration office at the entrance, you’ll find your way round more easily. Take a relaxing stroll and see what treasures you can uncover. The marble and alley-like roads create a tranquil and soothing atmosphere.

A notable grave site at La Recoleta is that of Argentina's charismatic and famous first lady, Eva Perón, also known as Evita. Evita is admired by many for her work for social justice and her support of women’s and workers’ rights. She is entombed with five other family members, and even though her tomb is not as extravagant as others at the Cemetery, devoted followers and others paying tribute adorn it with fresh flowers on a daily basis.

Other notable and historical graves include those of Argentinian' presidents, military generals and Nobel Prize winners including Luis Federico Leloir who was awarded a prize for a breakthrough in biochemistry in 1970. Over 90 of the tombs have been declared national historic monuments and are protected by the Argentine government. The tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak, who was tragically killed by an avalanche in Austria when aged only 26, is worth a visit, as it is one of the more spectacular tombs at La Recoleta. Designed by her grieving parents, adjacent to the tomb is a life-sized bronze statue of Liliana in her wedding gown.

La Recoleta Cemetery is located in the Recoleta area in northeast Buenos Aires. It can be reached by bus. The Cemetery is open every day from 7 am and admission is free.

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Up Recoleta Hotel
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