5.04.2010

La Recoleta Cemetery

Look at all these above ground tombs!  I have never seen anything like it in the states.  
This cemetery is like its own little city, which is surprisingly lively-with tourists that is.  

Below are some little details on the tombs.  Many were adorned with flowers.
       
        
        
Meet Pete, king of the cemetery.  This cemetery is crawling with big fat cats.  This one was quite friendly.  Look at the nobility in his eyes?  Clearly this is his kingdom. 

La Recoleta Cemetery was inaugurated in November of 1822 becoming the first public cemetery in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  There are over 4,800 vaults here.   Many politicians, explorers, leaders, writers, priests, poets, and military men lie here.  This is where Eva Peron is buried.  It had been become  a major expression of funeral architecture worldwide.  The cemetery is a truly magnificent site to see. 
(Adapted from the Cemetery Map and Itinerary).  Admission is free.  It is a must see if you are in Buenos Aires.

33 comments:

Kate said...

Wow beautiful shots! It looks like an amazing place. Cemeteries are such interesting places!

xx

Cole said...

looks beautiful. This reminds me of the book Her Fearful Symmetry. It's all about a cemetary like this. And about a cat too.

Kellie said...

I love this! At my grandpa's funeral I explored the cemetery a bit and was fascinated by everything.

Jessica Lynn said...

Ah Gorgeous! I love that some of the best architecture are tombs like the pyramids. So interesting.

leigh ashley said...

i love cemeteries! they're so full of history. this one is beautiful!!

GA+E said...

This isn't your typical spooky, creepy cemetary. there is beauty here, and you captured it.

Josie said...

This is SO gorgeous. I'd love visit. What a beautiful cemetery.
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FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I love these pictures and all the character they express...beautiful! Oh and that is definitely the cat's kingdom! ;)

Liesl :)

McLeod Art said...

so pretty. looks straight out of a movie. that cat though... a bit scary. i wouldn't cross him.

ALFIE said...

these photos are beautiful! how cool that "evita" is buried there!

Bridget said...

so cool. i want to go to argentina sooo badly.

lara said...

Such a hungry cat

Sarah Hope said...

my god wudn't anyone love to be buried here lol its lovely never seen anything like it.........and i just have to say i looooooooveur posts der fab and i can see ur an audrey hepburn fanatic like myself :D x

Couture said...

Beautiful pictures! I like the cat ;-)

beingdena said...

stunning pictures dear. x

beingdena said...

stunning pictures dear. x

Sarah B said...

What amazing pics of a fascinating place! It IS just like a city - and the cat is wonderful. He does look like he owns the place! Thanks for sharing :)

passport in my pocket said...

wow wow wow. these tombs are incredible!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

When I visit you,my heart beats very fast,my dear inspirational Rachael!!!-)*

That's unforgatteble photos,real great cemetery and how many beautiful details,OMG!!!

I enjoed very much,thank you,dear Rachael for sharing,

Love and hugs for you,
***Violetta***

Claire said...

Wow that is so interesting, we love looking around churches & graveyards there are some fabulous old ones here in the uk. My mum always tells us that whn she was a little girl, her family went to the local graveyards and had picnics :)

Alison said...

oh man, i just love all your pictures! keep them coming!

Kristin said...

What an incredible post. Your amazing photos tell such a fabulous story!

Francine said...

wow!! very interisting pics!!

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Taj Acosta said...

Again, these are great pics my dear! Love the cat one! xoxo

Tumbleweed Woman said...

Wow, gorgeous shots! Love the peeling paint, the wear and tear... And that CAT! Too funny, and yes, quite regal.

Beau said...

your photographs are just breath taking! I love how you ended them with the image of a big fat cat! haha, he certainly does look like king.

i'm really enjoying reading your blog and how insightful it is into the places you travel to! xo thank you for following me :)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

These are such beautiful pictures! I especially love the one with the cat... jajaja!

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MsHark said...

WOW so pretty, I love the detail shots you always get!

Steph

Lily Riani said...

wow... am googling it NOW

lauren carney said...

your blog is just delightful,
and i love the pretty imagery in each post.
tis quite uplifting!
thank-you so much for sharing your loveliness with the world!
have fun being wonderful!
x x

Nefertiti said...

tes photos sont superbes,bravo ;O)

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Jo said...

Amazing pictures Rachel. I love Pete!

Kristen said...

Aw, Pete is so cute!

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