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553. still recommended

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Lonely Planet, 2018, 11th edition

Marcelo & I don’t live in countries where Lonely Planet guidebooks in English are readily available, so it’s always nice to pop into a real bookstore —while they still exist!— to see if our cemetery PDF guide is still recommended. Happy to find good news. The photo above comes from the latest edition (11th, published 2018) of LP’s Argentina guidebook.

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  1. While in Buenos Aires, when it’s again possible to travel, it’s also worth a visit to the sculptures in the botanical garden. Several by Leone Tommasi, one by the nearly unknown Juan dePari (he spelled it without a space after de) are standouts. There was quite a lot of artistic activity by Italians and others in Argentina in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

    • Very true… lots of great sculpture there. A couple of favorites are Ondina del Plata by local sculptor Lucio Correa Morales (who happens to be buried in Recoleta Cemetery) & Los Primeros Frios by Miguel Blay i Fábregas from Catalunya. The beginning of the 20th century was one of the most prosperous periods for Argentina (also with a lot of social inequality), so artistic activity boomed. Thanks for the comment!

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