It is inevitable to end up in the Recoleta Cemetery when walking around in Buenos Aires. Sooner rather than later, a visit to this tourist destination is a must for a lot of reasons: it is located in a fancy neighbourhood with a lot of interesting attractions, it has the mausoleum of the Duarte family where Eva Peron is buried, it is a bit romantic (and so different from other cemeteries around the world) and finally the mausoleums are absolutely breathtaking (while some are in good shape a lot of them are in a sorry state of disrepair).
It also reflects an era when Argentina was a powerful and wealthy country, so people in life as well as in death wanted to show off their splendid style and the abundance of money. Inside you find an argentinian Who's Who: presidents, influential families, scientists... Everybody who was somebody is buried there.
The layout is organized like a city grid, so you walk through streets showcasing beautiful "houses"---yes, it is like a City of the Dead--- along statues in marble and bronze, trees and probably 2,000,000 cats.
It will take you a good hour to roam around this place, and it's really worth it (have a memory card empty in your camera when you get there...trust us, we couldn't stop taking photographs...)