La Recoleta Cemetery

La Recoleta Cemetery

This is a famous cemetery in Buenos Aires where Evita is buried. Set in 5.5 hectares (14 acres), the site contains 4691 vaults, all above ground, where 94 have been declared National Historical Monuments by the Argentine authorities and are shielded by the nation.

The entrance to the cemetery is by way of neo-classical gates with tall Doric columns. The cemetery contains many elaborate marble mausoleums, adorned with figurines, in a vast array of architectural styles like Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, and Neo-Gothic, along with many materials used between 1880 and 1930 in the building of tombs were imported from Paris and Milan.

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La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires Argentina