This Recoleta Cemetery tour takes you around one of the must-see sights in Buenos Aires, an open-air museum paying homage to the dead of the city with over 4,000 mausoleums.
Recoleta Cemetery Tour
Join your guide at the cemetery gates and take a guided tour of what could be considered the most unusual and one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city, but populated only by the dead...
Laid out like city blocks, the cemetery has over 4,000 monuments to the dead, occupying 54,000 square metres. Each one is carefully designed, with style varying with fashion over the long history of the burial site, in operation since 1732. Art Deco rubs shoulders with Baroque, Art Nouveau and Neo-Gothic: an eclectic mix that has lead the La Recoleta Cemetery to be named a "National Monument" in Argentina.
Over almost two hours, your guide will lead you around the most famous and important graves in the cemetery, including Evita Perón, who in the first half of the twentieth-century became a national symbol in Argentina and found international fame after her death with the 1976 musical Evita. In front of her resting place we'll tell you the tragic story of her death, and how her embalmed body once disappeared...
Through the stories of those buried here you'll be immersed in the history of Buenos Aires, learning about "The Wild Bull of the Pampas", the "Knights of the Night", "The Sailor and his Daughter" and more.
The tour ends at the cemetery gate around 4:45 PM.
Per Person€ 8.60
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
1 hour 45 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking local guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
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Junin 1760, Recoleta Cemetery main gate.