12.30.2013

Argentina | La Recoleta Cemetery

While in Buenos Aires, we stayed at a little apartment in the Recoleta neighborhood that we found on Airbnb.  It was only about a mile away from the famed Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita Peron and many other famous Argentinians are buried.  We stopped in the park for a little picnic lunch on our way over and were quickly joined by some helpful birds looking to clean up our crumbs.  Pigeons, I totally expected, but I was surprised to see a few parrots pop out from the trees, too.  I offered one a little strawberry top and he hopped right down on the bench beside me to claim his prize!

After our little snack, we headed over to the cemetery.  I have to admit, the thought of visiting a cemetery on our honeymoon seemed a bit morbid to me at first, but it was actually a really beautiful and peaceful place to spend the afternoon.  The tombs are all so ornate and detailed, it felt like we were just walking through a mini-neighborhood in the city.  And we weren't the only creepy tourists checking out the place - Eva Peron's tomb was a big draw and we happened to find it right before all the crowds came along.

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Would you ever visit a cemetery while on vacation?

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5 comments

  1. I love to visit cemeteries, the older the better. I love how peaceful they are and how unique they are from region to region and from era to era. For example, I think it looks really similar to New Orleans cemeteries, but much fancier. I don't think it's creepy, but maybe I'm a creeper ;)

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  2. What a beautiful place! I've visited cemeteries in quite a few places, my favorite being an old Irish cemetery near a gorgeous lake. It was lined with Celtic crosses and dark stones, and just felt so peaceful. I could see spending eternity there. :)

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  3. Short and Sweet BlogDecember 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    These photos are incredible. Recoleta was such a beautiful cemetery. So neat to walk through.

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  4. Wow, I totally would visit a cemetery while on vacation, especially if it looked like that one. Actually that's my first stop for the next time I'm in NOLA

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  5. oh eva duarte. how i obsessed over you and your musical growing up. love these photos, they capture the city beautifully.

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