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Argentina - Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery

Argentina - Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery
In the early 18th century monks of the Order of the Recoletos arrived in this area. The order was disbanded in 1822. The garden of the convent was converted into the first public cemetery in Buenos Aires. The cemetery is built around the former convent and the Our Lady of Pilar church (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar), built in 1732.

Recoleta Cemetery has a surface of 5.5 hectares and contains almost 4.700 vaults. The entrance to the cemetery is through neo-classical gates with tall Doric columns. The cemetery has many elaborate marble mausoleums, decorated with statues, in a wide variety of architectural styles. Materials used between 1880 and 1930 in the construction of tombs were imported from Paris and Milan. The entire cemetery is laid out in sections like city blocks, with wide tree-lined main walkways branching into sidewalks filled with mausoleums.

Many notable people (presidents of Argentina, Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy and a granddaughter of Napoleon), are buried on the Recoleta Cemetery. Perhaps the most well known of all is Eva Perón.

Main picture: Recoleta Cemetery, seen from the top of Hotel Etoile.
PiP1: one of the side ‘streets’
PiP2: plaque on the mausoleum of the Eva Peron mausoleum

Michel Cremoux, Aliaksandr Gubarevich, Percy Schramm, diedje and 64 other people have particularly liked this photo


81 comments - The latest ones
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Gewaltiger Blick ! HFF and a nice weekend !
5 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Nice view of BA with this amazing cemetery!!!!!
5 months ago.
tatranka7
tatranka7
Amazing view...
5 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Great images of the dead centre of Buenos Aires, Jaap. HFF.
5 months ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
A city for the living and one for the dead.
Great capture.
5 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Recoleta is a fascinating place where you can spend lots of time exploring all the mausoleums! Very interesting photos- HFF, Jaap!
5 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
Wonderful overview and information Jaap!
5 months ago.
Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
HFF, Jaap!
5 months ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Beautiful city shot!
5 months ago.
Pierre
Pierre
C' est pas vue sur mer !!
5 months ago.
•●•Line, has replied to Pierre
Surement vue sur des mères... ! ;-)
5 months ago.
Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe
Ein Zaun, der Stadtteile trennt.
5 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Post mortem HFF!
5 months ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
Good information to go with the picture.
5 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Terrific cityscape and a rather crowded looking cemetery, HFF Jaap
5 months ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schön und Interessant!
5 months ago.
Iona
Iona
Impressionnante photo !
5 months ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Great picture Jaap,eddie,
5 months ago.
Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira
Fantastic viewpoint! HFF, Jaap!
5 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Wonderful view and excellent capture (even more impressive viewed large).
5 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
happy weekend:)
5 months ago.
Erika+Manfred
Erika+Manfred
HFF - have a good weekend
5 months ago.
Adele
Adele
Amazing view of this cemetery.
HFF and a nice weekend, Jaap!
5 months ago.
Patrick Delevoy
Patrick Delevoy
Excellente présentation de ce cimetière argentin !
5 months ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Wonderful view and great detail --- thanks for the info Jaap, very interesting, have a nice weekend.
5 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Wow! You have been everywhere! No one takes pictures of Buenos Aires. Good find.
5 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Whow....looks like a city! Thanks for sharing Jaap and HFF to you!
5 months ago.
ce que la lumière est aux yeux, l'air est aux poumons,
ce que la lumière es…
y a bien du monde,
5 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
a fantastic cityview with an iconic place in first plane, great shot, like a lot
5 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Amazing place and a nice view. Great information, too.
5 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
A beautiful view of the city; HFF and a wonderful weekend to you, Jaap!
5 months ago.
Plooifiets
Plooifiets
Een indrukwekkende foto . . .
5 months ago.
Bernhard Sonderhuesken
Bernhard Sonderhuesk…
Interesting information. Thank you. What a huge cementery.
5 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
une belle vue d'en haut
5 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful capture Jaap
5 months ago.
@ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥
une superbe vue d'ensemble ! bon WE Jaap !
5 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A wonderful picture of this awe inspiring cemetery Jaap.
5 months ago.
Martine
Martine
Une magnifique vue.
5 months ago.
Nathalie Devermeille
Nathalie Devermeille
une belle vue!!
5 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Looks very Full ! Nice work Jaap
5 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
A remarkable city scape indeed !!
5 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Très bien vu et vraiment Impressionnant !!!!
5 months ago.
Esther
Esther
It looks like a mini city.
5 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
The neighbours are noisy !
5 months ago.
Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant
A picture of two cities...
5 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Excellent image. What a contrast between it and the towers beyond.
5 months ago.
Winscha
Winscha
somptueux cimetière mais que de pierres et béton derrière.
Excuse me Jaap I cleared your nice comment this morning (coléoptère)
5 months ago.
Ewald
Ewald
Großartige Ansicht!!!************
5 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
superb panoramic, great contrast between cemetery and houses !
5 months ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
What a place to be ( or not ! ) good height your image has been taken from, I would love to visit there one day.
5 months ago.
sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf
Auch der Friedhof zeigt die Klassenunterschiede, Jaap,
eine bemerkenswerte Studie,
Freundliche Grüße
und ein schönes WE
Erich
5 months ago.
Uli F.
Uli F.
Ein sehr interessanter Bildaufbau, Jaap! Ich liebe die Jacaranda-Bäume im Vordergrund!
5 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Fantastic "birdview", Jaap *********** Happy WE to you !!!!!!!!!!!!
5 months ago.
Gilloudu95
Gilloudu95
Souvenirs !!!
5 months ago.
Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude
Interessante Gegensätze!
5 months ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
Une belle vue d'ensemble !
5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
A fascinating collection of images and very interesting notes of this historic place, nicely presented.
5 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Wonderful view and photos, Jaap ! Good morning !
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Astonishing !
Thank you for the note Jaap.
5 months ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Amazing capture. Well done Jaap
5 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day, Jaap.
5 months ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Great view of the cimetary, Jaap !
... And yes, I well remember the plaque on the mausoleum of the Eva Peron mausoleum ... and also the flowers which are still placed by people every day ... Very touching indeed.
5 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
A big cemetery! A town of deads!
Great photo!
5 months ago.
Berny
Berny
one of the most impressive cemeteries! A great view from the hotel roof!
5 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
belle vue************
5 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent cityscape capture, Jaap! Amazing view and interesting information!
5 months ago.
•●•Line,
•●•Line,
Whaou! Tout ça...!
Superbe photo !
5 months ago.
Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Mooi in beeld gebracht, prachtig!
Groeten van Sonia
5 months ago.
Emma Gee (Imageering)
Emma Gee (Imageering…
A very belated HFF Jaap. :)
5 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Beautiful view. Thank You also for the information!
5 months ago.
salfredo
salfredo
Buenos Aires - good air, in the cemetery at summer heat?
5 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Great shot s Jaap. Love the Eva Peron plaque. A belated HFF to you
5 months ago.
Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
interesting pictures ( PIP2 - amazing ) & description
very nice shot from the top of Hotel
I wish you a successful weekend, Jaap → Marek-Ewjan
4 months ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
ein faszinierender Blick
4 months ago.
Stevia
Stevia
Ein großartiges und faszinierendes Foto von diesem außergewöhnlichen Ort, an dem die Verstorbenen noch allgegenwärtig zu sein scheinen, ganz nah und gut sichtbar neben den Lebendigen.
Die lila blühenden Bäume sehen übrigens ganz zauberhaft aus!
4 months ago.
Marco Lucas
Marco Lucas
Overweldigend ! Dat gevoel knap overgebracht.

Groet, Marco
4 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Un bien grand cimetière.. vue plongeante impressionnante
4 months ago.
Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel
Not sure how Napoleon could have a grand daughter.
He had a son who died young.
Unless this child would come from an out of the marriage relationship.

Awesome photo. Very interesting.
4 months ago.
Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm
Great city and cemetery view !
3 months ago.
Aliaksandr Gubarevich
Aliaksandr Gubarevic…
Very good photo of city !!!!
3 months ago.