La Recoleta Cemetery

You are here Home  > Attractions >  La Recoleta Cemetery
Item image

At La Recoleta Cemetery, you can lose yourself for hours in this labyrinthine city for the dead.

Located in 5.5 hectares (14 acres), the site contains 4691 vaults, all above ground, of which 94 have been declared National Historical Monuments by the Argentine government and are protected by the state. The entire cemetery is laid out in sections like city blocks, with wide tree-lined main walkways branching into sidewalks filled with mausoleums.

While many of the mausoleums are in fine shape and well-maintained, others have fallen into disrepair. Several can be found with broken glass and littered with rubbish. Among many memorials are works by notable Argentine sculptors, Lola Mora and Luis Perlottifor instance. The tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak, due to its unusual design, is of special interest.

Statues, sarcophagi, coffins and crypts commemorate some of Argentina’s most celebrated sons and daughters, not least Eva Peron. Free tours in English are available at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Don’t forget to pick up a map at the entrance!

La Recoleta Cemetery visit hours

07:00 – 17:45 hrs.

Find out what to do in Buenos Aires in 4 days


Our address

Address:
La Recoleta Cemetery, La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GPS:
-34.5874834, -58.39344089999997
Web:
http://www.cementeriorecoleta.com.ar/

Opening Hours

Monday:
07:00 - 17:45
Tuesday:
07:00 - 17:45
Wednesday:
07:00 - 17:45
Thursday:
07:00 - 17:45
Friday:
07:00 - 17:45
Saturday:
07:00 - 17:45
Sunday:
07:00 - 17:45

At La Recoleta Cemetery, you can lose yourself for hours in this labyrinthine city for the dead. Located in 5.5 hectares (14 acres), the site contains 4691 vaults, all above ground, of which 94 have been declared National Historical Monuments by the Argentine government and are protected by the state. The entire cemetery is laid out in sections like city blocks, with wide tree-lined main walkways branching into sidewalks filled with mausoleums.

Leave a review

Rating
Location
Price

Close Comments

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *