Tombs of the rich and famous

T – Now that we had taken care of the bikes and no longer had to clean them up, we decided to head out and walk the streets of the city.

It was pretty quiet today thanks to a national flag holiday. Most shops were closed so we felt like we had the place all to ourselves, apart from a few very drunk men staggering about.

C – We wandered down the cities walking streets and checked out the extravagant metropolitan cathedral which houses the mausoleum of Jose de San Martin – who is a significant historical figure in the liberation of Argentina, Chile and Peru. We also saw the changing of the guard at the Palace and looked up at the pink balcony from where Eva Peron gave her famous speech.

T – We took in the sights and then wandered to the nearby suburb of Recoleta where the rich and fancy lived and were subsequently buried. We found ourselves wandering through the mausoleums of many of Buenos Aires famous. The most notable of which is the resting place of Eva Peron. The wife of the president in the late 1940s and a famous Argentinian actress and was a very influential lady.

C – We stopped by the National Congress building and obviously took photos of BA’s obelisk. It was a wonderful day of just strolling around and trying to soak in BA’s atmosphere.

T – From there we meandered our way back to the hotel where we started to pack our bags in preparation for our flight to Australia

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3 thoughts on “Tombs of the rich and famous

  1. Janette and Dean

    Wow! This has been the most amazing journey! You two are incredible! We’ve seen soooo much through your experiences and wonderful blog. Big hugs and safe travels to Australia and the next chapter. J&Dxx

    • tncpowell

      Thanks so much guys! We have been so lucky to have met people like you guys. We intend to return to your neck of the woods!

    • tncpowell

      Thanks so much guys! We have been so lucky to have met people like you guys. We intend to return to your neck of the woods!

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