The Recoleta graveyard is one of Buenos Aires places to visit. Many of the people buried here were important to the history of Argentina, like Eva Perón – Evita, and some presidents like Raúl Alfonsin. Some of the names in this graveyard are the names of main avenues in the city.
There are 4,691 vaults above ground where 94 of them have been declared National Historic Monuments.
Many of the graves are decorated with massive sculptures from heroic motives to humble ones.
I have chosen just a few to show here.
The Recoleta neighbourhood is known for its French architecture, museums and art exhibits.
I have not been out much lately because you know, pretending to be safe.
There are a lot of photographs from previous trips still to be shared that I didn’t do in the past, so I will start with one of the cities of the world (from the few I know) that I like best. And now that I write about it, I realize that we get attached to places not only because of the way things look like, but also for their people, their special places, their customs and your experiences when being there.
I started going to Buenos Aires in 2005 and from then on, I didn’t get bored of the city. I would always get to know more and more, even made some friends that still after these many years are around. Strange. It is funny how we can keep friends that know so little about us for the simple reason that they are only interested in your well being. It doesn’t really has to do with who you work for, your political ideas or any other thing. They only care about you.
Is that hard to get? well, it really depends on who you are, how you approach to new experiences and your willingness to do what frightens you, to dare to bond and make relationships for the sake of sharing.
I will be posting a series of photographs from this old Cemetery, which bears the same name as its neighborhood, Recoleta.
This monument is located at the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario and Convent of Santo Domingo on Av Belgrano and Defensa street.
Although the Dominicans occupied the site of the current Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and Santo Domingo Convent from 1606,1 it was not until 1751 that the current building designed by the Turin architect Antonio Masella began to be erected. On June 29, the cornerstone of the temple was laid, but the works did not advance steadily, due to disagreements between the designer and the order.2 It was not until 1762 that they were resumed with Don Juan de Lezica y Torrezuri as the main benefactor and probable director. of work until 1779.2 The church was consecrated on October 17, 1783, without being completed