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“Fascinating” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Chacarita Cemetery

La Chacarita Cemetery
Ranked #152 of 717 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Owner description: Buenos Aires cemetery where Carlos Gardel and Juan Péron rest.
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
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“Fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

As someone who believes you understand a people by what they buy and how they die I find visits to cementries compulsory. Less well known then the Recoleta this is still worthwhile for a visit. It no longer contains Peron but has Carlos Gardel and Jorge Newberry -both of these are interesting to study. Transport is easy via the train from Retiro.

Visited December 2013
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“Part of Argentine Culture and History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

The Chacarita Cemetery is a window into Argentina's culture, history and soul. Dark, forboding, and of course suffused with death. One is reminded of the frailty of being mortal, and the fleeting nature of life. Most of the cemetery's vaults lie beneath the ground, and are accessed by descending stairways. Much bigger than the Recoleta cemetery, this is where the ordinary Argentinian spends eternity. Worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Carlos Gardel is buried here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

This cemetery is incredible and worth an afternoon of exploration. As you enter, knock on the doors to the left to get a map of the place (at least that's where I got mine) otherwise it's impossible to find tombs of specific personalities (for example Carlos Gardel). While I enjoyed seeing his burial site, my favorite part of Chacarita cemetery is the large section of crypts that go down a number of levels and is really expansive. The architecture is very "cold war" to me and it's eerie yet beautiful at the same time.

Visited May 2012
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Maldonado, Uruguay
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“City of the Dead”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

This Cemetery is remarkable.... well worth a visit! The architecture is great and the tribute to Tango Star Carlos Gardel is amazing

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“Worth a look”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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