La Recoleta Cemetery

Location location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Remember that rule about cemeteries when we were little?  If you don’t hold your breath as you pass a cemetery you will die or become possessed.

Honestly, who tells small children these things?!

We went for an unusual weekend outing to La Recoleta Cemetery.  Not the most romantic of dates, but this is one cemetery that might just take your breath away.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

It was a dark and cloudy day.  Perfect weather conditions for visiting graves, I would say.

The cemetery is an enclosed village of tombs.  I say village because the tombs are more like small lavish homes.  Only the most important families are buried here – it’s like a who’s who of Argentine history.  Some of you might even recognise names like Eva Peron and writer Jose Hernandez (snaps to you, you history buff!).

It all looks very grand and impressive.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

Knock, knock.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

(Hopefully nobody answers the door… that would be freaking creepy.)

Some tombs are fancier than others.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

While others will give you the goosebumps.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

The cats don’t seem to mind and slink around the place all day and night.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

While I was busy being suspicious of the eerie cats, Danny was getting up to a bit of mischief.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

Yep, he really poked his head right in there.  A bit nosy of him, don’t you think?

It’s actually really easy to see through the doors of most of the tombs.  Some of them are lavish and very well-maintained.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

Whilst others are crumbling and have been long neglected.

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

recoleta cemetery, eva peron grave, buenos aires, blog

Yep, that’s a skull.

Is it wrong that we took a photo of it?!

As you exit the gates to return to the world of the living, there is one final message for you to keep in mind (if you read Latin).

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Spooky, or what?

6 thoughts on “La Recoleta Cemetery

  1. Very moody (beautiful) photos. Perhaps not something I ought to admit but I enjoy wondering around cemeteries. I think it’s a combination of the tranquility and the intrigue of all those (buried) stories in a condensed space. PS Your outfit – swoooon.

  2. Wauw amazing photo’s! Really love it. I now follow you on Bloglovin, would be nice if you also wanna take a look at my blog and maybe follow me back! xx

  3. Thanks lovely! So lucky we had the perfect weather for moody photos. Ha and yes you are right, I suppose it is can be a pretty quiet and peaceful place to walk around x

  4. Hi Merdjelin, thanks for following! I will check out your blog now x

  5. It is a little bit wrong that you took a photo of the skull but I Lol anyway! You look beautiful in the first photo – it’s my favourite of you so far! I’m so jelly of all your adventures. Makes me want to go to BA.

  6. Thanks Katie! Miss you and wish you could visit so we could hunt out the best brunch and dinner places together :p

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