Arguably one of Buenos Aires’ most famous attractions, Cementerio de la Recoleta lies in the beautiful RecoletaÂ neighborhood and is the final resting place of Evita Peron and many other important Argentinians.
The cemetery was inaugurated on 17 November 1822 and contains more than 4800 vaults. It’s an unusual place to wonder around and although you’re surrounded by all this death, it’s all quite beautiful. The tombs are incredibly varied in their architecture and some of them look like they cost a fortune to design. One of the guides was saying that there are currently some spaces available and they can go for up to US$30,000. It’s almost like buying a second home, but this one is forever.
Photographically speaking, although I had very high expectations, I found the place very difficult to photograph, particularly at a first glance. Somehow, I always seemed to be looking at it from the wrong angle. After spending a good couple of hours walking around I finally managed to get a couple of images with which I’m happy and this is one of them.