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La Chacarita Cemetery
Ranked #149 of 728 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Owner description: Buenos Aires cemetery where Carlos Gardel and Juan Péron rest.
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“Worth a look”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Whilst Recoleta is at the top of the tourist trail, make the effort to go out to Chacarita - it's worth a look. It started life in 1871 because Recoleta refused to deal with the yellow fever epidemic and the area has much more of a local feel. Very few people walking around and reckon we were the only tourists. There are many famous Argentinians at Chacarita - just a shame it was so hard to find them. That said, we did find a grounds man who was able to direct us to what had been the tomb of Juan Peron and a fantastic memorial to the tango singer Carlos Gardel. Unfortunately not near each other. Along the way, there were many amazing mausoleums to look at - the money involved is enormous. These sat side by side with many that were in bad repair and hosting closure notices. This poor economy affects even the dead.

Visited September 2012
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“It´s not the place but the history.”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

As Recoleta Cemetery holds the majority of the past president´s and wealthy families, in Chacarita Cemetery, you will be able to gather some of the story of the imigration in Argentina. It is divided by regions of the world, and you can easily differentiate them by the different surnames. Very interesting.

Visited July 2012
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Martinez, Bs As, Argentina
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“Just a cemetary”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

It is enormous, gray, sad, smells like dead flowers.

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Seattle, Washington
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“The other Buenos Aires cemetary”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

I would rate this higher except it's creepy being amongst the dead. Seriously, if there were some explanation to the cemetery it would be a better draw. It is overwhelming the amount of money that goes into making the marble casket houses that fill this place. If you are absolutely at a loss for things to do in BA this is worth taking the B subway out and checking out for a bit. No time - go to recoleta and take a tour.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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“Wow”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Nobody is going to try and convince you that this cemetery is better than the Recoleta Cemetery, but it is AMAZING. The story behind the start of this cemetery is very interesting and the pure size of it is just astonishing, after you get past the graves on the street, you have to check out the, for lack of a better words, library of graves. I believe it is worth seeing if you have some extra time to spare.

Visited February 2012
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