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.
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.