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Recoleta Cemetery (Cemiterio de Recoleta)
Recoleta Cemetery (Cemiterio de Recoleta)

Recoleta Cemetery (Cemiterio de Recoleta)

Free admission
Azcuénaga, Buenos Aires, Recoleta

The Basics

This labyrinthine city of the dead is often at the top of visitors’ must-see lists when spending time in the Argentinean capital. You’d be hard-pressed to find a city sightseeing tour that doesn’t make a stop here. While it’s easy enough to visit independently, it’s well worth exploring the grounds with a guide, who can regale you with stories of the various tombs and monuments. To learn more about the city’s history through the lens of those interred in the cemetery, consider taking a themed tour about Evita or Argentina’s Dirty War history.

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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
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$30.00 per adult
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Awesome tour
This was the best thing we did in the city. Our tour guide, Anna Julia, was the best!! She was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot . Riding thru the traffic was a little scary for my daughter, but I felt completely safe with Anna Julia's guidance. I DEFINITELY recommend this tour!
Journey54759989441, Feb 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Buenos Aires

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This was fun! It is great...
Ewa C, Nov 2012
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
This was fun! It is great introduction to this nice, rich and clean part of the BA. Wide strests with trees, rose gardens and history lesson of Argentina from our tour guide. Because it was Sunday we saw Zombie Parade for Haloween, bicycle festival and market with tango dancers in front of Recoleta.
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Fantastic tour
strategicsection1g, Feb 2020
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
Excellent tour by great guide. She really brought the compelling stories of this buried in the cemetery to life! A must do!
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Would do again
Dillonstyle, Nov 2019
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
Our guide Jimena was great! Lots of info and history and you could tell she loved what she was doing. Very thorough and knowledgeable.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour...
deborah e, Feb 2018
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour. Only one easy hill in the whole trip. We cycled with another couple and had a lady tour leader with a lad following us. It was a red hot day, but we went at a gentle pace with lots of stops at various points of interest. This is a great way to see many of the interesting sights of Buenos Aires. Most is on bike lanes, so don't worry about the traffic.
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Be prepared for the erie beauty...
Travelingplus1, Nov 2019
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
if you are lucky to get Jimena as a guide you will be in great hands. She was fantastic with her knowledge of the cemetery and to the random question we asked. There were three people on my tour and it made for a wonderful experience. The cemetery is beyond intriguing. Take it all in and then go back a second day for what you may have missed.
star-5
great tour!
stephook, Nov 2019
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
Enjoyed this tour! Mostly b/c of Jimena. She was so much fun and told interesting history/urban legend stories!
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There’s the sightseeing, which was...
lidiabaca, Nov 2017
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
There’s the sightseeing, which was wonderful, and then there was the challenge of riding a bicycle on narrow lanes with zooming traffic and bouncing on cobblestone roads in the old part of town. The memory will stick with you. Palermo and Recoleta have wide open spaces for easy riding, beautiful!
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I am a family of 4 with 2 kids aged...
Gunananthan N, Jul 2018
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
I am a family of 4 with 2 kids aged 12 and 14. 20 km ride over 3.5 hours was very enjoyable and we saw the city from a different perspective. Cycles were not perfect but very functional and well maintained. Very flat route so at an average speed of only about 6 kmh, it was not taxing at all. The guides did a good job stopping traffic and keeping us safe. We do this at every city we visit and it always rates highly in our memories.
star-5
An excellent tour in Buenos Aires
sandydhspe, Feb 2020
Leo's BA Walking Tours Buenos Aires (Recoleta-Palermo-Belgrano)
I strongly recommend Leo's Walking tour in Buenos Aires. It was a very thorough, informative, interesting and comprehensive tour. Leo is is very knowledgeable about his city and its history and shows it off with his passion. He aims to please the tourist and is very responsive to their needs, interests and desires. The tour is well paced and Leo goes out of his way to make the travelers happy. He does a good job answering questions. We did an all day tour and even though Leo added some extra things that we wanted to see, he still wanted to complete his planned tour although it was lasting later than the planned end time. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and tour with Leo. I encourage you to try one of Leo's tours. It was excellent.
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I was fortunate enough that it was...
Matthew E, Jun 2017
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
I was fortunate enough that it was just me, so was really able to go at my own pace. The guide was very informative and had a ton of knowledge on the history of Buenos Aires. Most of the tour stuck to a bike path, there were a few parts that would've been trickier for larger groups. I can definitely recommend this.
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This was awesome. My brother and I...
Tami L B, Jul 2016
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
This was awesome. My brother and I were the only ones who signed up for that time slot, so the tour guide took us all over the place.
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The tour guide Romania was...
oma doods, Sep 2015
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
The tour guide Romania was absolutely amazing. She has a wealth of knowledge that she dispersed of easily and at the same time so interesting. Pleasant route to bike ride not too overwhelming. Definitely a must to with Romania!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A visit to Recoleta Cemetery(Cemiterio de Recoleta) is a must for first-time visitors to Buenos Aires.

  • Remember to keep your voice down and be mindful of where you step in this burial ground.

  • The cemetery is wheelchair-accessible via a side door; inquire at the main entrance if you need assistance.

  • Pick up a map at the entrance to find significant sites within the cemetery more easily.

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How to Get There

Recoleta Cemetery(Cemiterio de Recoleta) is located in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, within easy walking distance of many top attractions. To get there by public transportation, take the subway to Retiro or Callao.

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When to Get There

The cemetery is open daily from 8am to 6pm, with free tours in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Notable Graves

While Evita is certainly the most famous figure laid to rest in Recoleta Cemetery, there are a few other notable individuals to keep an eye out for. The black stone mausoleum of the Paz family is where the former owners of the newspaper La Prensa are buried. The mausoleum of Liliana Crociati, a young woman who died on her honeymoon, features a bronze statue of her in her wedding dress with her pet dog. It is believed that Rufina Cambaceres was accidentally enclosed alive in her coffin, and her tomb now reflects her family’s immense grief.

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