Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Chacarita and its Cemetery

The cemetery owes its existence to a yellow fever epidemic in 1871, when existing cemeteries were strained beyond capacity (La Recoleta cemetery (see other post) refused to allow the burial of victims of the epidemic). Students of the of San Carlos Colege appropriated 5 hectares (12 acres) in the adjoining Colegiales neighbourhood to bury the thousands that had deceased.
Its Buenos Aire´s biggest and has many famous buried there, such as Carlos Gardel, the Tango Icon.

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