Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Recoleta Cemetery
Cementerio de la Recoleta
This plot was part of the lands donated by don Fernando de Valdez e Inclán and his wife Gregoria de Herrera y Hurtado to the secluded order for the construction of the adjoining Convent and Church. The friars had their orchard here until the order was expelled in 1822 due to the Ecclesiastical Reform.
The same year, the French engineer Prospero Catelin was commissioned the design of a public cemetery, inaugurated on November 17th. In 1881, the city mayor Torcuato de Alvear entrusted architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo with the refurbishment of the Cemetery, and the grand portico at the entrance was added. The image of Christ in the chapel is a work by Italian sculptor Giuilio Monteverde.
The remains of major personalities of Argentine history lie in the imposing tombs in this cemetery. National heroes, Independence warriors, presidents, writers, scientists and artists that turn this mausoleum into an open air museum.
Este solar formaba parte de las tierras donadas por Don Fernando de Valdez e Inclán y su esposa Gregoria de Herrera y Hurtado a la orden de los recoletos
Ese mismo año se encargó al ingeniero francés Próspero Catelin el trazado de un cementerio público, que fue inaugurado el 17 de noviembre. En 1881, el intendente Torcuato de Alvear confió su remodelación al arquitecto Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, quien diseñó el gran pórtico de la entrada principal. El Cristo que preside la capilla es obra del escultor italiano Giulio Monteverde.
En las imponentes bóvedas y mausoleos del Cementerio de la Recoleta descansan los restos de personalidades centrales de la historia argentina: próceres, guerreros de la independencia, presidentes de la República, escritores, hombres de ciencia y artistas. El panteón es hoy un verdadera museo a cielo abierto.
Portuguese version of the marker text not transcribed
Erected by Buenos Aires Ciudad.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1838.
Location. 34° 35.249′ S, 58° 23.606′ W. Marker is in Buenos Aires. Marker is on Junin. Marker is in front of the entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Templo de Nuestra Señora del Pilar (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); El Obelisco de Buenos Aires (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); La Librería de Avila (approx. 3.1 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. Saga of Eva Peron: 12 Years to Power. New York Times Obituary. (Submitted on December 4, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. Juan Peron. (Submitted on December 4, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
1. La Recoleta Cemetery
Beautiful La Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most visited sites in Buenos Aires, primarily because President Evita Duarte Peron is buried there. The cemetery is densely built with elaborate above ground tombs of famous Argentines. Evita's tomb is festooned with flowers and notes from admirers.
— Submitted December 4, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.
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