This was an odd experience. This is something else.
Now maybe because of the jet lag, maybe because we made the visit right after lunch or just maybe because I don't feel quite right with being in a cemetery.
For most europeans this will strike as a Pere Lachaise (Paris - www.pere-lachaise.com) wannabe, but it's not. Actually, the Recoleta brings a complete different atmosphere... more latino.
No entrance fee.
The duration of the visit can vary from 30mins to 1hour. Of course, if you're a photography fanatic, you can spend an entire day there.
The highlight would be the tomb of Evita Peron, probably located in the narrowest part of the cemetery.
If you're more into the morbid stuff, then take a closer look to all tombs, as you will most definetely find some old coffins to photograph.
Tip: if visiting a cemetery is not what you have in your agenda for the Argentinian experience, you can wait for your travel partners while enjoying a cold beer at one of the many terraces across the street. Also, you can check out the largest ficus in the city.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.