Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cementerio de la Recoleta - Buenos Aires

After a long awaited 14days, finally came back to KL on Friday morning. Since being away from KL for about 2 weeks, I got a lot of things to do after came back. So these few days will be very busy for me.

Well, talking about this trip, nothing much special cause I just did it in May. The flights were full as usual as it is not a daily frequency. My 1st port for this trip is Cape Town, 4 days 3 nights there. Basically I did nothing at Cape Town except sleep, eat, watch dvd. Not joining any tours there cause most places in Cape Town had been covered. After that, going onwards to Buenos Aires, another 5 days 4 nights there. Same old things I did there, sleep, eat, watch dvd, shopping. But this time I had been to a place which I didn’t visit before during my last 2 trips to Buenos Aires - Cementerio de la Recoleta (Recoleta Cemetery).

Recoleta Cemetery is a famous cemetery which is the final resting place of many of Argentina's wealthiest and most famous families and personages. Internationally, Eva Perón is the best known person buried in this cemetery. The cemetery contains many elaborate marble mausoleums, decorated with statues, in a wide variety of architectural styles.

Two words of warning though before come here. Firstly, do not go if you have a cat allergy, or just don’t like cats. This is because there are dozens of them who seem to live in the cemetery. I have no idea why there are so many.

The second warning is to avoid the cemetery if you have a vivid imagination. This is because although most of the tombs are well kept, in most cases the coffins within are on clear display. Some of the older tombs are actually ramshackle, with no glass etc and the moldering old coffins within are almost within hand reach. It is quite ghoulish. As for me, daytime with accompanies are still ok, night time ABSOLUTELY NO WAY!!! Very scary!!!
Entrance of Cementerio de la Recoleta
The coffins are clearly see inside
The mausoleums are crowded closely together, allowing little room between them for pedestrian passages





Cats who are seem to live in the cemetery
Some are richly ornated, with intricate carvings of death related symbols or items meaningful to the occupant
The quiet streets of the cemetery invite the visitor to stroll, or sit and rest, while forgeting the busy barrio of Recoleta just outside the walls

Members of Eva Peron's family are entombed here in the family vault
Tomb of Evita also here

28 comments:

nase said...

我覺的很安聙。下一次我也要去!OK have a great week ahead.

Faye fly said...

不錯哦。。很古蹟的味道^^。真羨慕你可以到處趴趴走。。

Matt.Tey said...

welcome back to malaysia :D

Lifebook said...

Welcome home.. :) or you have another home.. LOL

savante said...

SOunds like a busy week ahead of you. But hey, at least you're back home :)

pikey said...

welcome back ^^

And did u manage to go safari tour over there?

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Lovely, Malaysia is so damn rainy without you here. :) Anyway, welcome home my son. Rest well...

滑翔翼 said...

坟墓很怕咧~我是那种会想很多的人。晚上可能还会发梦...
欢迎回来噢~

Danny said...

welcome back... the place is full of cultural elements..
but how come u r not in the pic geh? dun tell me u camera shy ;p LOL

KC said...

Quite an interesting place to visit actually, especially like the intricate ornaments!

Jason said...

Very well organized... but it's not permitted to enter at night right?

{SK} said...

the cemetry just looks like a residential village.. did you spent a sweet night over there?? hehe :p

Pete said...

Wah,nice relaxing holiday. Good to have you back!

art_tom said...

welcome back.....

幸福王子 said...

you so nice.
can go many places.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

gulp!!! fancy going for a cemetery trip.....but the tombs looked nice though. the "streets" looked cleaner than our main streets in Kuantan....hahaha

wayne said...

welcome home.. i wanna go home too...

that must b a nice trip, i guess.

ian-ization said...

Welcome back Chris... Cats!!! I love cats.. where do u think i come from... hehe...

Shell (貝殼) said...

The cemetry looks COOL~~

Mandalah said...

it is another heaven .......

小东 said...

感觉文化很浓厚的地方
不怎么喜欢...

晓菁 said...

wa....u back...how many drama u finish....

Chris said...

Nase: Sure. U have a nice week too.

Faye Fly: 不过很恐怖咧。

Matt.tey: Thanx.

Lifebook: Thanx.

Savante: Yeah, a busy month for me.

Pikey: Yeah, i been to the safari tour last time.

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E: Thanx. U start blogging too. :)

滑翔翼: 我也是怕怕。

Danny: I am scare scare...

Kc: yeah, nice but scary..

kimichii said...

哇。。。好壮观!
可是有点阴暗~怕怕!

Chris said...

Jason: Yeah, nite time is closed.

SK: Haha... r u kidding?

Pete: Thanx.

Art_Tom: Thanx.

幸福王子: Oh,, hehe...

Calvin Soo KJ: Haha... worth for visit. :p

Wayne: Trip juz so so only..

ian-ization: I LIKE CATS TOO..

Shell (貝殼): Haha.. not that scary as chinese one..

Mandalah: Yeah, a new beginning of another life.

小东: 哦,原来如此。

晓菁: finish one only, n few other movies as well.

Chris said...

kimichii: 呆久了会怕,嘿嘿。。

sbanboy said...

Lovely !!!1 I think to go there someday and welcome back to Malaysia :)

Chris said...

Sbanboy: Welcome! Yeah, shud pay a visit 1 day..