Recoleta Cemetery

Surrounded by high stone walls, the Cementerio de la Recoleta is where generations of Argentina’s elite are laid to rest in ornate splendor aside lofty statues and behind detailed marble facades.  It’s here that Evita’s gravesite can be found (think Madonna and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina“).  La Recoleta is Buenos Aires’ ritziest neighborhood – best to visit on the weekends when an outdoor crafts fair is held – though anytime is perfect to grab a seat at one of the many streetside cafés and people watch.  If you’re lucky you just might spot a paseaperro (professional dog-walker) leading a pack of perfectly groomed pups through one of the neighborhood’s perfectly landscaped parks.

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