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Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery (Calle Junin 170, Buenos Aires) – located in the Recoleta district (reputed to be Buenos Aires’ wealthiest area), this walled cemetery contains the burial spots of various Argentine individuals (both the rich and famous) – totaling over 6,400 tombs. This cemetery is a reminder of Buenos Aires’ wonder years (1880-1930) – when it was among the richest cities in the world. The most frequently-visited site is that of Eva “Evita” Perón (which is always covered in flowers). Tourists will wonder at one living phenomenon within this cemetery – it’s home to a sizable population of house cats. Free admission. Hours. 8 am – 6 pm daily.