Recent Searches
Clear
Recoleta Cemetery (Cemiterio de Recoleta)
Recoleta Cemetery (Cemiterio de Recoleta)

Recoleta Cemetery (Cemiterio de Recoleta)

star-5
1,800 Reviews
Free admission
Azcuénaga, Buenos Aires, Recoleta

The Basics

This labyrinthine city of the dead is often at the top of visitors’ must-see lists when spending time in the Argentinean capital. You’d be hard-pressed to find a city sightseeing tour that doesn’t make a stop here. While it’s easy enough to visit independently, it’s well worth exploring the grounds with a guide, who can regale you with stories of the various tombs and monuments. To learn more about the city’s history through the lens of those interred in the cemetery, consider taking a themed tour about Evita or Argentina’s Dirty War history.

Show all
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo

Traveler Favorite

Buenos Aires Bike Tour: North Districts, Recoleta and Palermo
star-4.5
$25.00 per adult
Awesome tour
This was the best thing we did in the city. Our tour guide, Anna Julia, was the best!! She was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot . Riding thru the traffic was a little scary for my daughter, but I felt completely safe with Anna Julia's guidance. I DEFINITELY recommend this tour!
Journey54759989441, Feb 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Buenos Aires

star-5
Fantastic tour
strategicsection1g, Feb 2020
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
Excellent tour by great guide. She really brought the compelling stories of this buried in the cemetery to life! A must do!
star-5
Would do again
Dillonstyle, Nov 2019
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
Our guide Jimena was great! Lots of info and history and you could tell she loved what she was doing. Very thorough and knowledgeable.
star-5
An excellent tour in Buenos Aires
sandydhspe, Feb 2020
Leo's BA Walking Tours Buenos Aires (Recoleta-Palermo-Belgrano)
I strongly recommend Leo's Walking tour in Buenos Aires. It was a very thorough, informative, interesting and comprehensive tour. Leo is is very knowledgeable about his city and its history and shows it off with his passion. He aims to please the tourist and is very responsive to their needs, interests and desires. The tour is well paced and Leo goes out of his way to make the travelers happy. He does a good job answering questions. We did an all day tour and even though Leo added some extra things that we wanted to see, he still wanted to complete his planned tour although it was lasting later than the planned end time. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and tour with Leo. I encourage you to try one of Leo's tours. It was excellent.
star-5
Be prepared for the erie beauty...
Travelingplus1, Nov 2019
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
if you are lucky to get Jimena as a guide you will be in great hands. She was fantastic with her knowledge of the cemetery and to the random question we asked. There were three people on my tour and it made for a wonderful experience. The cemetery is beyond intriguing. Take it all in and then go back a second day for what you may have missed.
star-5
great tour!
stephook, Nov 2019
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
Enjoyed this tour! Mostly b/c of Jimena. She was so much fun and told interesting history/urban legend stories!
star-5
Great Recoleta Guide
Amy, Mar 2020
Recoleta Cemetery Tour from Buenos Aires
We had a great time with our guide, Jimena. There is so much history in the Recoleta Cemetery, and I was very glad to have a knowledgeable guide to highlight the history contained in the cemetery. She provided a great range of information across Argentine history and answered all our questions in a fun and interesting way. Our group was small (5) which let us move easily through the cemetery and see more things in a more personal way. I definitely would recommend getting a guide to make the most of your visit to Recoleta Cemetery and 100% would recommend Jimena.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A visit to Recoleta Cemetery(Cemiterio de Recoleta) is a must for first-time visitors to Buenos Aires.

  • Remember to keep your voice down and be mindful of where you step in this burial ground.

  • The cemetery is wheelchair-accessible via a side door; inquire at the main entrance if you need assistance.

  • Pick up a map at the entrance to find significant sites within the cemetery more easily.

Show all

How to Get There

Recoleta Cemetery(Cemiterio de Recoleta) is located in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, within easy walking distance of many top attractions. To get there by public transportation, take the subway to Retiro or Callao.

Show all

Trip ideas

Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires

Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires


When to Get There

The cemetery is open daily from 8am to 6pm, with free tours in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Show all

Notable Graves

While Evita is certainly the most famous figure laid to rest in Recoleta Cemetery, there are a few other notable individuals to keep an eye out for. The black stone mausoleum of the Paz family is where the former owners of the newspaper La Prensa are buried. The mausoleum of Liliana Crociati, a young woman who died on her honeymoon, features a bronze statue of her in her wedding dress with her pet dog. It is believed that Rufina Cambaceres was accidentally enclosed alive in her coffin, and her tomb now reflects her family’s immense grief.

Show all