El Cemetario Recoleta is a famous cemetery in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. There are many famous Argentineans buried there, including Eva Peron.
There are past Presidents and other famous Argentines alongside many other families.
The cemetery is amazing. It has some incredibly interesting architecture that includes statues and figurines, made from everything from fallen down bricks and stones to the most beautiful granite.
We were fascinated with the main thoroughfares with tree lined sides that broke off into little paths and "streets".
There were graves that had dates from the 1800's!
Some are down stairways and some are right there in front of you...
Some have beautiful stained glass while others are covered in dusty cobwebs...
We were lucky enough to have our hotel right around the corner from here, so we visited a few times. I know it seems morbid, but the structures were just astonishing. There were people there praying, delivering flowers and then tourists, just visiting.
What an interesting place to visit, though a cemetery might not be on the top of your list!
My favorites in another post coming soon....