Guided tour

Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

Activity provider: Buenos Aires Free Walks
Guided tour

Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

Activity provider: Buenos Aires Free Walks

From US$ 10 per person

Appreciate the artwork, craftsmanship and design of Buenos' Aires oldest cemetery. Experience a guided tour that will show you famous mausoleums, such as that of Eva 'Evita' Perón.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience a guided tour of Buenos Aires’ oldest and prettiest cemetery
  • Have your pick of English or Spanish as your tour language
  • Visit and find out the mystery surrounding Evita's resting place
  • Hear about the legend of the ‘Sailor’ and his daughter, and the ‘Wild Bull of the Pampas’
Full description
Experience a guided tour of the Recoleta Cemetery in English. Appreciate the artistry of Buenos Aires’ oldest cemetery while discovering many of its mysteries. Let your guide lead you round the cemetery while sharing stories of the families who built over 4000 grand mausoleums to be admired by society. Marvel at the grandeur of the several mausoleums there including those of several Argentinian presidents and, most famously, Eva ‘Evita’ Perón. With many aesthetically pleasing statues, mausoleum edifice constructions and decorative flairs, interact with the history of the city of Buenos Aires and some of its more well-known historical residents.
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Cemetery entrance ticket

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Meeting point

Address: Junín 1760, C1113 CABA. Look out for your guide with the orange t-shirt at the gate of Recoleta Cemetery.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • From Monday, April 18th, 2022, in order to join this tour you need to have previously acquired the mandatory entrance ticket to the Recoleta Cemetery. The ticket price is 1400ARS for foreign visitors to be paid to the government of the City of Buenos Aires. You can buy this ticket at the cemetery entrance (only credit/debit cards accepted)
  • The tour guide will be waiting for you next to the ticket case
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 120 reviews

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Victoria, was excellent. She knew where to take us, what the stories behind the dead were, and what "urban myths" we're still being told. It made the experience of visiting a graveyard very interesting. She spoke English very well and had an excellent command of the topics - so she could answer all questions posed. All in all - interesting and informative, with some history, gossip and humor mixed in. Go - you will enjoy yourself.

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March 27, 2023

Very knowledgeable tour guide! The tour focuses primarily on a few prominent graves and historical items in the cemetery. I would highly recommend arriving at the cemetery an hour or two early to walk through and enjoy the architecture on your own, then supplement it with the tour.

March 27, 2023

What a great tour - loved every moment of it! Victoria was super knowledgable, passionate, and funny. You learn both about the history of Recoleta and Buenos Aires (and Argentina in general) as well as the stories of the different people buried there. She explained very well the symbolism of the different ornaments on the graves and lots of other interesting facts about Recoleta. I was genuinely bummed when the tour finished! Highly recommended!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 236092