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 PersonUS$ 10
1 hour 45 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking local guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
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Junin 1760, Recoleta Cemetery main gate.