Recoleta Cemetery Argentina. The Recoleta cemetery was born then. In 1881, under the directions of Don Torcuato de Alvear - who would also be the man in charge of modernizing the facade of Buenos Aires, turning up the 19th century French like feel the city still beholds to the present- would remodel the cemetery with Architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo. The cemetery began to be the monument to society and eternity that it is today, but it was just the beginning. Email: Bob Frassinetti. Art Dealer & Journalist.