Cementerio de la Recoleta
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Cementerio de la Recoleta information
This cemetery is arguably Buenos Aires' number-one attraction, and a must on every tourist's list. You can wander for hours in this amazing city of the dead, where countless 'streets' are lined with impressive statues and marble sarcophagi. Peek into the crypts and check out the dusty coffins – most of which hold the remains of the city's most elite sector of society – and try to decipher the history of its inhabitants. Past presidents, military heroes, influential politicians and the just plain rich and famous have made it past the gates here. Hunt down Evita's grave, as all visitors try to do, and don't forget your camera – there are some great photo ops here.
Free tours in English are available at 11am on Tuesday and Thursday (call to confirm; rain cancels); tours in other languages also available. For a great map and information, order Robert Wright’s PDF guide (www.recoletacemetery.com); maps are also sold at the entrance by sales touts.