Thursday, February 5, 2015

Recoleta Cemetery - Buenos Aires, Argentina

I love cemeteries, but Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is a city!! It is on 14 acres and has 4,691 above ground vaults.

These pictures just don't capture the beauty of this place!

John is showing us (below) that the casket was open a little bit!!

A lot of them are like little chapels with the family members buried underneath and very steep steps going down to the caskets that are on shelves. Eva Peron is also buried here (Familia Duarte).

The casket above had a white linen placed over it to protect it.

Row after row, isle after isle and the map didn't help to give us direction!

 Some have fallen into disrepair with lots of broken glass and you can just look in and see old caskets

Others have beautiful statues and incredible stained glass windows.

I wish they would charge an entrance fee or hire more guards so they could control the vandalism of these beautiful burial places.

I know where Disneys haunted mansion got some of its' inspiration! It is one of the top cemeteries in the world and well worth a visit.

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