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Popular saints, ghosts, and legends of Chacarita

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It was a harsh winter in 1871, and Yellow Fever devastated the streets of Buenos Aires. The dead arrived in the Chacarita neighborhood and 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 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 cult,  Carlos Gardel's tomb, and the popular religiosity that surrounds Gauchito Gil and Difunta Correa.

2 hours


walk + trekking

Walking Level:

Meeting point: Cemetery Entrance

Hours:  Friday - 11:00 AM

Price: Free (tip-based)

What are we going to visit?

History and symbolism of the tombs

The Difunta Correa Sanctuary

Gauchito Gil Sanctuary

Gilda Mausoleum

Tomb of Carlos Gardel

Belek, the Vampire

​. . . and more!

  • What is a Free Tour?
    A Free Tour is an entertaining way to learn about the history and culture of a city. It is managed by professional guides who will take you through the most critical places in tours of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes for free. At the end of the ride, the guides will accept tips or donations based on their performance on each ride.
  • Should I tip my guide?
    If the tour has been to your liking, you can tip your guide if you wish. Each professional works exhaustively to provide the best quality service.
  • Where do the tours end?
    All of our Dublin walking tours end in the city center. If you have any doubts, your guide will help you at the end of each journey.
  • What happens if it rains at the time of the tour?
    All our tours count even if it rains, so we recommend you bring an umbrella or raincoat. If the weather turns dangerous, we will email you in advance to let you know whether or not the tour will take place.
  • Do you have wheelchair accessibility?
    Yes, Dublin is a relatively accessible city for wheelchair users.
  • Do you accept large groups on the Free Tour?
    No. If you have a group of more than eight people, you must contact us to book a private tour. We will adapt the trek to the number of people and specific interests there.
  • Are children accepted on the tours?
    Children are welcome on our tours; however, due to the content of the Night Tour, we only recommend children over 16 years of age.
  • Is transportation included in the tours?
    Most tours are in the city center, so no transportation is needed.
  • What happens if I pay for a tour and can't attend?
    In that case, we will need you to notify us five days before issuing the refund.
  • Can I modify a reservation?
    We are a small company, and the livelihood of our guides depends on each tour. We can only modify a reservation if you notify us five days in advance. You can also transfer your ticket to another person who wishes to attend in your place.
  • Should I book a tour in advance?
    You must book your tour in advance online.
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