Recoleta Grave Yard

Trip Start Jan 13, 2010
Trip End Dec 20, 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010

We spend our weekend continuing to walk and explore the city!  The highlights of our exploring was the botanical gardens, Recoleta Grave Yard and finding the cinema.

The botanical gardens are only a 10 minute walk from our wee hostel so on our way to Recoleta to explore the graveyard we went for a wee donder through the gardens.  Now the nicest thing about the botanical gardens are all the cats that live there.  In one count we saw 16 little cats chillin next to all the people enjoying the peace and tranquility of the gardens.  The gardeners obviously feed the cats as they are not at all scabby looking.  We managed to adopt a wee fella while we were walking around he decided that it would be fun to follow us around.  I found this endeering, Mark found this entertaining until it actually wouldn't bugger off. 

After our wee wander through the gardens we made our way to Recoleta which is the really posh part of the city.  Louis Vitton is right at home in this upmarket barrio which houses the Recoleta Graveyard.  The graveyard is one of the top tourist attractions of the city due to the fact that Evita is buried here.  It is also a sight to behold.  It is massive and full of the tombs of the most elite Argentinians who have been laid to rest there.  It is street upon street of little tombs, where you can actually see peoples coffins stacked up upon each other (pretty morbid).  We saw Evita's tomb which suprisingly wasn't the plushest of tombs in the graveyard.  As graveyards go it was pretty austere but worth a visit.

Our final highlight from our weekend was finding the cinema which is a 20 min walk away.  Most of the movies are shown in English so that kept us pretty happy and nice and cool for a few hours.  Yipee!!!!
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