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.
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