Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Like a walled city, the public cemetery of Chacarita sprawls over 96 hectares in the middle of Buenos Aires, taking in around 70 corpses a day. With 100 thousand aboveground mausoleums and graves, and 220,000 'nichos' in a vast maze of corridors descending 3 stories below the surface, it stands as one of South America's largest cemeteries. Chacarita gets a constant stream of regular visitors, people who have been coming for five, ten, fifteen years, every week or every month, to bring flowers to their dead. During Christmas, the Day of the
Dead, Dia del Amigo and other holidays, the cemetery becomes one of the city's busiest public spaces.