Oct 18, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
It is here that Evita was finally buried in a locked crypt after quite a bit of intrigue.
There's as thriving a real estate business in the cemetary as there is in the surrounding neighborhoods with some crypts going for as high as $2mil!
Our journey begins in Buenos Aries and our first stop is the famous Cemetary in the Recoleta neighborhood. This cemetary is somewhat unique in that it is made up entirely of crypts instead of graves. Historically very affluent or important people were not buried in graveyards but in crypts inside of churches. That's where you're find the saints, important biships, kings, etc. When that practice was outlawed in Agentina, several folks got together to come up with an alternative and this cemetary was the result. Because it's all crypts, it looks like a small village. Here you'll find structures that represent lots of different architectural styles including Greek, Roman and even Art Decco!