Buenos Aires, Argentina: Recoleta Cemetery (Part 1)

February 25, 2013

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. . .

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

More photos to come soon. . .

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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56 thoughts on “Buenos Aires, Argentina: Recoleta Cemetery (Part 1)

  1. Katie @ Domestiphobia.net

    SO glad I’m not the only person who enjoys walking through cemeteries. There’s just something fascinating about the crumbling tombstones, the names, the dates… And of course you captured it so beautifully with your photos. 🙂

  2. Krista

    I love this so much, Andi. 🙂 When I was a nanny in Portugal, I would take my charges on walks through the cemetery nearly every day. It was so beautiful and peaceful and they loved it as much as I did. 🙂

  3. Karla

    What a beautiful cemetery!

    I have heard nothing but great things about this last resting place.

    Stunning and intricate details.

    Hope to visit one day 😉

  4. Terra

    The other day my family and I visited the Settlers Cemetary in Uptown Charlotte. I remembered when you shared pics of a cemetary, the different angles and perspectives you shared. I tried to do the same, to have that pic tell a story. Thanks for your inspiration, and being so wonderful! What a beautiful post, I can understand why you love visiting there:-) Big Hugs, Terra

  5. Leigh

    What an amazing set of photos. I particularly like the street level one. I have a short stop planned in BA on the way through to Patagonia and this looks like it would be a different sort of attraction to visit. I loved visiting the cemetery in Savannah, GA and feel like you learn a lot when you take the time to read the markers.

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank you! More pics to come soon. 🙂 You must must must stop at the cemetery if you have the time in BA! When do you leave? Yes, Savannah definitely has a lot of similar cemeteries.

  6. Emily in Chile

    I need to go again! On my last trip, I went to El Ateneo for the first time instead, but considering how close the hotel I stay in for work is, I have no excuse not to revisit the cemetery next time.

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