Possibly the most amazing sight in the city is Recoleta Cemetery, the finally resting place of many a famous Porteño, most notably Eva Peron. (Although urban-legend has it that her body has been secretly removed.)
Very different from our plot-like American cemeteries and evocative of Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris, Recoleta is stuffed full of neoclassical family tombs and ornate art-deco sanctuaries. Stone facades crumble from age and neglect, and cats slink around in the shadows. The cemetery is a calm place of reflection, full of beautiful architecture and sculpture, but spooky enough to keep one very entertained.
Photos by Clare.
La Recoleta Cemetery