One of my most favorite things in Buenos Aires, Argentina is Recoleta Cemetery located in the barrio of Recoleta. In fact, I like it so much, that I have visited over ten times and will continue to return again and again in the future. It was the first place that I took my family when they arrived in Buenos Aires for my wedding and on our last trip my husband and I made sure to revisit.
As previously mentioned in another post, it is the city’s oldest and most celebrated cemetery, housing the tombs of many of the leading figures of Argentinean history, including the famed Eva Perón (Evita). The architecture that is found there will astonish and I highly suggest spending several hours getting lost amongst the maze of stone and marble tombs while taking in the historical significance. It is a calm, peaceful spot amidst an incredibly hectic city. This is certainly one of the jewels of Buenos Aires!
Thus, come stroll along on a photographic journey with me through this resting place of the dead and make sure to take a moment to reflect on your own life and appreciate all of freedoms and pleasures that being alive brings. . .
More photos to come soon. . .