Cementerio de la Recoleta

Top choice cemetery in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

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This cemetery is perhaps BA's top attraction. You can wander for hours in this incredible city of the dead, where the ‘streets’ are lined with impressive statues and marble mausoleums. Peek into the crypts and check out the dusty coffins 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.

Free tours are offered in Spanish at 11am and 2pm from Tuesday to Sunday and at 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting). For a great map and information, order Robert Wright’s PDF guide (www.recoletacemetery.com); touts also sell maps at the entrance.