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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

Marco F. Delminho, Eric Desjours, Gabriel Hernan, Karp Panta and 67 other people have particularly liked this photo

73 comments - The latest ones
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Gewaltiger Blick ! HFF and a nice weekend !
3 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Nice view of BA with this amazing cemetery!!!!!
3 years ago.
Amazing view...
3 years ago.
tiabunna club
Great images of the dead centre of Buenos Aires, Jaap. HFF.
3 years ago.
Leon_Vienna club
A city for the living and one for the dead.
Great capture.
3 years ago.
Gudrun club
Recoleta is a fascinating place where you can spend lots of time exploring all the mausoleums! Very interesting photos- HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Wonderful overview and information Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Beautiful city shot!
3 years ago.
Post mortem HFF!
3 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Terrific cityscape and a rather crowded looking cemetery, HFF Jaap
3 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schön und Interessant!
3 years ago.
Impressionnante photo !
3 years ago.
 Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Great picture Jaap,eddie,
3 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Fantastic viewpoint! HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
micritter club
Wonderful view and excellent capture (even more impressive viewed large).
3 years ago.
Annemarie club
happy weekend:)
3 years ago.
Erika+Manfred club
HFF - have a good weekend
3 years ago.
Adele club
Amazing view of this cemetery.
HFF and a nice weekend, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Excellente présentation de ce cimetière argentin !
3 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful view and great detail --- thanks for the info Jaap, very interesting, have a nice weekend.
3 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Wow! You have been everywhere! No one takes pictures of Buenos Aires. Good find.
3 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Whow....looks like a city! Thanks for sharing Jaap and HFF to you!
3 years ago.
ANNICK56 club
y a bien du monde,
3 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
a fantastic cityview with an iconic place in first plane, great shot, like a lot
3 years ago.
RHH club
Amazing place and a nice view. Great information, too.
3 years ago.
Valfal club
A beautiful view of the city; HFF and a wonderful weekend to you, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Bernhard Sonderhuesken
Bernhard Sonderhuesk… club
Interesting information. Thank you. What a huge cementery.
3 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
une belle vue d'en haut
3 years ago.
Wonderful capture Jaap
3 years ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
une superbe vue d'ensemble ! bon WE Jaap !
3 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A wonderful picture of this awe inspiring cemetery Jaap.
3 years ago.
Une magnifique vue.
3 years ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
une belle vue!!
3 years ago.
 Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Looks very Full ! Nice work Jaap
3 years ago.
Danielle club
Très bien vu et vraiment Impressionnant !!!!
3 years ago.
Esther club
It looks like a mini city.
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
The neighbours are noisy !
3 years ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
A picture of two cities...
3 years ago.
Jean club
Excellent image. What a contrast between it and the towers beyond.
3 years ago.
somptueux cimetière mais que de pierres et béton derrière.
Excuse me Jaap I cleared your nice comment this morning (coléoptère)
3 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
superb panoramic, great contrast between cemetery and houses !
3 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
Auch der Friedhof zeigt die Klassenunterschiede, Jaap,
eine bemerkenswerte Studie,
Freundliche Grüße
und ein schönes WE
3 years ago.
 Uli F.
Uli F. club
Ein sehr interessanter Bildaufbau, Jaap! Ich liebe die Jacaranda-Bäume im Vordergrund!
3 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Fantastic "birdview", Jaap *********** Happy WE to you !!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Souvenirs !!!
3 years ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Interessante Gegensätze!
3 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Une belle vue d'ensemble !
3 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
A fascinating collection of images and very interesting notes of this historic place, nicely presented.
3 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Wonderful view and photos, Jaap ! Good morning !
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Astonishing !
Thank you for the note Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Amazing capture. Well done Jaap
3 years ago.
RHH club
Have a great day, Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
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.
3 years ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
A big cemetery! A town of deads!
Great photo!
3 years ago.
Berny club
one of the most impressive cemeteries! A great view from the hotel roof!
3 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
belle vue************
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Excellent cityscape capture, Jaap! Amazing view and interesting information!
3 years ago.
Whaou! Tout ça...!
Superbe photo !
3 years ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Mooi in beeld gebracht, prachtig!
Groeten van Sonia
3 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Beautiful view. Thank You also for the information!
3 years ago.
salfredo club
Buenos Aires - good air, in the cemetery at summer heat?
3 years ago.
Ecobird club
Great shot s Jaap. Love the Eva Peron plaque. A belated HFF to you
3 years 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
3 years ago.
Schussentäler club
ein faszinierender Blick
3 years ago.
Stevia club
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!
3 years ago.
 Marco Lucas
Marco Lucas
Overweldigend ! Dat gevoel knap overgebracht.

Groet, Marco
3 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
Un bien grand cimetière.. vue plongeante impressionnante
3 years ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
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.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Gary Schotel club
3 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great city and cemetery view !
3 years ago.
 Aliaksandr Gubarevich
Aliaksandr Gubarevic…
Very good photo of city !!!!
3 years ago.
 Gabriel Hernan
Gabriel Hernan
I live in Buenos Aires and couldn't have taken a picture like this.
There illustrious people of Argentine history rest.
Congrats, Jaap !!!
19 months ago.

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