Calm, green and beautiful, this garden of those who have passed is, strangely enough, a pleasant place for a stroll through one of the most pleasant places in Buenos Aires. With more than 12 acres of land, the statuary and funereal architecture are inspiring. Some of the most noted writers, composers and actors of Buenos Aires are buried here. The origins of this cemetery are sad, yet somehow inspiring. During the great yellow fever epidemic of 1871, when thousands died in the city, the primary cemeteries were refusing to take more bodies. Instead of resorting to mass burials, the students at the College of San Carlos claimed this area to provide a decent place of rest for the victims of that terrible year.
The center of Buenos Aires - both historically and politically - this plaza is where the seconding... Read more