“The Cemetery “ in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Now if you’ve read the two editions I’ve put out you’ll know from the last one that we intended to visit Argentina’s near neighbour Uruguay and I’d planned accordingly.

When booking hotel accommodation for our time in Buenos Aires I’d also booked with a hotel in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. And I chose the Crystal Tower Hotel primarily because it appeared to be conveniently located for our ‘flying’ visit.

But before our short trip we had lots more of Buenos Aires to see and we were going to Recoleta Cemetery and try to find the mausoleum of Eva Perón . First though a visit to

And then onto the National Museum of Decorative Arts .

Walking around museums is tiring work . I needed to sit.

Rested we pushed on but it wasn’t long before I needed to give the foot a break. So …

Fully refreshed we got walking again and eventually reached Recoleta Cemetery. Once through the gates we immediately took a photograph of the map showing mausoleum location. Without this I doubt we would have found

Eva Perón’s grave.

What struck us immediately was the grandeur of the mausoleums. Even those that were in a terrible state of disrepair.

The tomb of Rufina Cambacèrés who it is said died twice .

And then we found Eva Perón’s grave.

Upon leaving the cemetery we visited the church next to it, Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar .

What about Montevideo I hear you exclaim. Well you’ll have to wait until the next installment.

The headline for today’s edition is based upon track 20 of the album Journey to the Center of the Earth by Rick Wakeman in 1974 which reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and number 3 on the US Billboard 200.

4 Comments

  1. Wonderful to enjoy your trips! So nice to “Expats” traveling to close by countries and not just put! Very envious in a good way…

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