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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One Week in Buenos Aires: The Recoleta

Western cemeteries always evoke a sort of spooky feeling since they illicit all sorts of cultural superstitions. While daydreaming of what Buenos Aires was like during the days of Evita, we decided to take the obligatory trip to La Recoleta Cemetery where she is buried. It was absolutely beautiful as was the surrounding area. 

1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of the Recoleta Cemetery! It was much cloudier the day I went though. My favorite tomb is the one with a statue of a young woman almost falling off the top, reaching for her rose she dropped. It was beautiful art and the symbolism was so moving. I did love the friendly gatitos who came over for a petting. Also my apartment rental in Buenos Aires was there, so I went for walks there almost every day. It was really peaceful!