Popular saints and legends of the Chacarita cemetery ⛧☾༺♰༻☽⛧𓉸

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2023

We are a group of independent historians and anthropologists who love to travel around the world telling esoteric stories. We invite you to discover our magical activities and itineraries to share a different way of traveling.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

It was the harsh winter of 1871 and Yellow Fever devastated the streets of Buenos Aires. The dead arrived in the Chacarita neighborhood piled up on a funeral train that connected the different parts of the city. A place had to be found to leave the corpses and prevent the plague from spreading. Thus was born the largest cemetery in Argentina, which treasures urban legends and unsolved mysteries . It is also known for its popular saints , who with their music and miracles were and are references for thousands of faithful who every year visit the streets full of historic mausoleums in search of hope. Join us on a walk where we will learn about the origins of the cemetery; Gilda 's story of Carlos Gardel and the popular religiosity that surrounds Gauchito Gil and Difunta Correa .

What are we going to talk about?

History and symbology of the tombs
The Late Correa
Gauchito Gil Sanctuary
Gilda Mausoleum
Tomb of Carlos Gardel
Belek, the Vampire

and much more!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Guzmán 680, C1427BOT CABA, Argentina
    Av. Guzmán 680, C1427BOT CABA, Argentina
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    We will wait for you at the main entrance of the cemetery with a black umbrella with the Akelarre Tours logo.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Cementerio de la Chacarita
  • 2
    Outside visit
    mausoleo carlos gardel
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Tumba de Gilda
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Mausoleo Loredo de Subiza María Salomé
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Parque los Andes 3

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jessica 13 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
La guía estaba bien informada, era interesante y sabía todo sobre todas mis preguntas. Llegó a tiempo, la gira tuvo un buen ritmo y la recomiendo mucho. ____ The guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and knew everything about all my questions. He was on time, the tour was well-paced, and I highly recommend it.
polina 27 Jan 2024
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
It was a great tour. Highly recommended!
Mario 26 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Excelente guiado
Sandra 23 Jan 2024
Viña del Mar

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Enzo, Buen recorrido sin embargo sie do un lugar con tanta historia y tantos recursos se esperaria un poco mas de informacion historica en el recorrido
Silvia 20 Jan 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Muy recomendable. Aunque es triste ver el abandono del Cementerio
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.

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