This beloved cemetery—located in the ritzy Recoleta neighborhood—is the resting place of many notable political figures and elites in Argentine history.
You’ll probably recall Madonna belting out Tim Rice’s lyrics “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” in herrendition as Eva “Evita” Perón in the 1978 musical, Evita.
But what you may not remember is Eva Perón’s role as the outspoken and influential first Lady of Argentina in 1946, nor heruntimely death at age 33 from cancer.
As you stroll through the cemetery, you’ll not only catch a glimpse of Ms. Perón’s ornate resting place, but also discover a wide array of art nouveau, art deco, and modernist mausoleums. Another highlight is the towering Círculo Militar, a black structure imported from Paris that features stunning white marble angels.
Visitors are permitted inside Recoleta Cemetery daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance is free, and tours in English are provided every Tuesday and Thursday morning, except during inclement weather conditions.