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  • Address: Azcuénaga, Buenos Aires, Recoleta, Argentina

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Recoleta Cemetery

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 of the world’s most exquisite necropolises; a glorious ‘City of the Dead’ that houses some of the country’s most prominent political, military and artistic icons.

Over 6,400 tombs are found in the Cemetery, laid out in formal tree-lined avenues and punctuated with beautifully sculpted monuments, poignant marble statutes and grand, bronze-cast mausoleums. Notable burial plots include the vivid white stone tomb of newspaper founder José C. Paz, flanked by a pair of dazzling Rubenesque angels; the ostentatious tomb of former Argentine president Carlos Pellegrini, featuring an elaborate statue of the controversial leader atop the coffin; and the evocative statues of crying widows kneeling beside the tomb of Colonel Falcon, the Chief of Police famously assassinated by rebels in 1909. One of the most visited tombs is that of the city’s beloved Eva Perón, or Evita, whose family vault blooms year-round with bunches of fresh flowers and is inscribed with the promise: ‘I will return and be millions!’

With a list of residents that reads like a who’s who of Buenos Aires’ high society, the cemetery serves not only as a resting place for the dead but as a testament to the golden age of Buenos Aires and the equally turbulent and triumphant history of Argentina. One thing’s for sure – the ornate miniature city with its breathtaking sculptures and fine works of art is a fitting tribute to everyone buried there.

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Private Tour of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, null
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Private Tour of Buenos Aires

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Take this private tour to visit all of the major sights of Buenos Aires. Your tour guide will take you step by step through the history and culture of Buenos ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.39
Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Plus Madero Tango Show with Dinner, Buenos Aires, Private ... 
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Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Plus Madero Tango Show with Dinner

3 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Get to know the best of Buenos Aires on this combo tour that combines two of the most famous attractions in one day. Start with the classic Buenos Aires city ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.69
Buenos Aires in a Day: Full-Day Bike Tour, Buenos Aires, City Tours
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Buenos Aires in a Day: Full-Day Bike Tour

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Bring your smile as you enjoy a bike ride with an experienced and professional guide who will show you Buenos Aires’s finest attractions, safely and at a ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Private Tour: Buenos Aires and Tigre Delta Day Trip, Buenos Aires, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires and Tigre Delta Day Trip

Enjoy a different and relaxing tour, visiting the highlights of Buenos Aires City combined with a 1-hour private boat trip through the channels of Tigre Delta. ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00
Half-Day Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Day Trips
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Half-Day Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour in Buenos Aires

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Ride in small groups through some of the best neighborhoods of the city during this 4-hour biking tour. Explore the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Parks and Plazas Bike Tour, Buenos Aires, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Parks and Plazas Bike Tour

Considered the “lungs” of Buenos Aires, the northern areas of the city are covered with public green spaces, gardens, plazas, lakes, a zoo and much more. This ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
North Buenos Aires Bike Tour, Buenos Aires, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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North Buenos Aires Bike Tour

This tour is a great combination of history and modernity. Visit its parks, great French style buildings and get ready and discover how the elite and ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch, Buenos Aires, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch

Take a traditional city tour that will allow you to get an idea about the historical, architectonic and demographic characteristic of the cosmopolitan city of ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.50
Small-Group City Tour of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

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This service is unique due to its specific characteristics: small groups of people per tour, one language per vehicle and an excellent profile and preparation ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Evita and Peronism Historical Tour in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Half-day Tours
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Private Evita and Peronism Historical Tour in Buenos Aires

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Enjoy a 3-hour private tour to learn and relive the history of Eva Duarte, the woman who came from the provinces to occupy a fundamental position in ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00

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