Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery


On Sunday we went the Recoleta Cemetery. I know, you are probably thinking, the Cemetery?! But the Recoleta Cemetery is not like your typical cemetery. It’s like a city built for the dead. It is easy to get lost in this 14.5 acres of land. It’s 6 city blocks and if you don’t know your way around (which was us) you can easily get lost.

I was a little bit unsure about visiting the cemetery but when we met our tour guide Simon I adjusted a bit. He had a interesting way of telling us stories of those who passed away.

The Recoleta Cemetery was first a garden and belonged to the church in 1716. Around 1822 it started to become a cemetery. The Recoleta Cemetery is where people of politics and in the government of rich families are usually buried.


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