Recoleta Cemetery

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This famous cemetery is located in the charming Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. French engineer Próspero Catelin designed the layout of the cemetery but it was remodeled in 1881 by Italian architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo.The Cemetery includes graves of some of the most important and influential Argentinians, including presidents, scientists, and other wealthy public figures. Eva Perón and Raúl Alfonsín are the best-known people buried there.

"My favorite local landmark is without a doubt the Recoleta Cemetery. I lived minutes away, and spent a good deal of my time there. It was admittedly a little creepy at first, but I soon got used to it. The statues and greenery were so beautiful, and the cats were so friendly!" -Amanda B., University of Minnesota

Buenos Aires