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While it may seem odd that one of Buenos Aires’ principal tourist attractions is a cemetery, the Recoleta Cemetery is no ordinary graveyard. Encircled by a towering perimeter wall and entered via a striking columned portico, Recoleta Cemetery is one ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Our guide was very good. The visit to Recoleta cemetery was the highlight of the tour and having a guide there made a big difference.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

The tour was very well organized. Pickup at hotel was on time. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She truly seemed to enjoy her job. The tour allowed time for us to stop and get off bus to explore neighborhoods and sites, although it would always be good to have more time, especially in Recoleta Cemetery. The tour represents a great value.

Doing what: Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

If you like history, economics, architecture, arts this tour is definitely for you! The local company offers two different tours, a morning walk from Retiro Plaza San Martin to Recoleta and an afternoon tour from Recoleta to Palermo. The tour starts at 2pm, but plan to arrive ahead and have lunch at Cafe Biela which is where the tour starts. It is a historical cafe, in the heart of Recoleta. It even has a terrasse in the shade of a 200 year old tree. The first hour of the tour is dedicated to the Recoleta cemetery. You'll hear amazing stories about the different people, famous and less famous, resting in peace. You'll also hear about Eva Peron and see her tomb. Then, you'll walk along the avenue del Libertador and hear about different monuments and buildings including the national library, Errazuriz palace, the Art museum, etc. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and interesting.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

I ended up being the only person on the tour, so I had a wonderful private tour with the guide. I learned a lot about Argentinian history, focusing of course on Eva & Juan Peron during our tour of the Recoleta Cemetery. He had many fascinating stories to share.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

The tour guide was really good and well informed. I disagree with the stops: why to stop at the soccer stadium? Even if you like soccer, there was not enough time to go to the museum, so what's the purpose? They should have stopped at Recoleta cemetery.

Doing what: Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

Mark H
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2010

There was a lot packed into this tour - fascinating stories about the mausoleums in Recoleta cemetery and an insight into Argentina's society.

Doing what: Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

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