"Visit Carlitos" Argentina Things to Do Tip by sophisticate

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Take the train out to the main Chacaritas cemetery in Buenos Aires (you can't miss it - it's the size of a small city) and visit the grave of famous tango singer Carlos Gardel. His fans consider him a saint and put flowers and lit cigarettes on his tomb. If you go on his birthday or death anniversary, you'll run into a pack of aging tanguistas who would love to sing and dance for you. If you're really lucky, they'll let you go down in his crypt to touch his coffin (seriously..)

Address: Chacaritas Cemetery

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  • Written Jan 12, 2005
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