Friday, August 18, 2017

La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

I see dead people's homes.

Buenos Aires in Argentina is a cosmopolitan city, so it wasn't one of my favorite cities for that reason. I prefer places that offer me a different experience. However, there's a very cool site in the city called La Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron's body is kept along with those of other notable South American people. The place is huge, about 14 acres, and there are nearly 5,000 vaults. What I found especially interesting is the different styles of architecture used on the mausoleums.

Love the juxtaposition with the city buildings that surround the cemetery.

 Doesn't this look like a mini-city?

A view inside one of the mausoleums. You can look through the doors or windows at elaborate rooms like this.

Eva Peron's vault.

One of the rarer underground crypts.

Some of these mausoleums are so elaborate they're like mini churches that you can peer into.

The place is so large there are streets.

 After all that, we really had no choice but to sit down for some beer.


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