Posted on August 24, 2010
The Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most visited by those who arrive at Buenos Aires places. His outstanding sculptural heritage and amazing stories surrounding the "official story" invite you to explore.
In 1822, the Recoleta Cemetery (originally called "North") became the first (of a public nature) of Buenos Aires. Since that date, too much water has passed under the bridge in Argentina's history and a host of unique characters -and unforgettable-are over here, sometimes very close to the graves of those who in life were his bitter enemies.
In Recoleta rest about 350 thousand people, a figure that includes 25 other amazing constitutional presidents, governors and almost 100 200 heroes of independence. Borges From Evita to Rosas and Facundo Quiroga, the remains of men and women have agreed emblematic here.
Art and unthinkable stories
In Recoleta, where each step epitaphs read of historical figures, the past is also represented by a vast sculptural heritage includes 83 monuments. Some not spared Venetian marble. Other, more conventional materially, have, however, an incredible story that supports them.
One of the most striking cases is that of the couple who, after not speak for 30 years, decided to remain in two busts that turn their backs for more than a century.
Another peculiar history is the family Saenz Valiente-counter to the standards of his time, decided to recognize "the loyalty and honesty" of his servant to let rest in the family mausoleum.
Legends and wonderful stories are woven here everywhere. So for those looking to discover the best kept secrets of the old Buenos Aires, the suggestion is to hire a guide and enjoy the ride and the stories.