Rooftop Panorama of La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina
This week’s photo comes from a rooftop hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
La Recoleta Cemetery is located in the stylish Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, the capital and largest city of Argentina. The massive necropolis is the final resting place to Argentina’s elite, famous and wealthy, ironically making it the most expensive and sought after real estate in Buenos Aires.
We don’t usually include cemeteries on our sightseeing itinerary, but La Recoleta Cemetery is something special. Our curiousity lead us through a seemingly never-ending maze of stunning architecture, intricate statues, haunting tombs and marble mausoleums. See more photos of La Recoleta Cemetery here.
As this photo illustrates, the graveyard is like a walled city within the city, complete with its own streets and intersections. To get a sense of scale, look at the people wearing red jackets in the bottom right.
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