on December 19, 2010
While not quite as spectacular as Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow, Russia, the Cementerio de la Recoleta is not to be missed. One of the most famous cemeteries in the world, this city of the dead is a highlight for its Art Nouveau, Gothic, & Neo-Classical structures. This is the final resting place of presidents, generals, aristocrats, and--probably most visited--Evita (Eva Peron). Evita's modest mausoleum is down one of the narrow alley-like streets, on the opposite of the church side, toward Vicente Lopez Street. Just look for the mausoleum with the most people gathered round it & it's probably Evita's. Evita is buried in her family's mausoleum indicated by her father's surname, Familia Duarte. Allow plenty of time to wander aimlessly. Admission is free.
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