Guided tour

Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

4.9 / 5

97 reviews

Activity provider: Buenos Aires Free Walks

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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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
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4.9 /5

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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 13, 2020

Loli was an exceptional guide! My 12-year-old daughter was riveted and we moved our dinner reservations back so we would not miss the last two stories. It was pouring rain for our tour and not one person left even after two hours. What a great way to get smart about history, art, and politics in Argentina.

December 31, 2019

This was a fascinating tour of a quite extraordinary place. Our guide, Dominique was brilliant. Shows us many different styles of mausoleums, including Eva Peron’s, and had tremendous knowledge. She had a great sense of humour and was very engaging. The tour lasted 2 hours and there was time to remain in the cemetery until closing at 530. This cemetery is fascinating. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. It was a small group size and I would confidently say that everyone was clearly enjoying this experience. 10/10. Thank you so much Dominique.

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October 3, 2019

Product ID: 236092