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Urbano Domecq, Recoleta Cemetery

Usually lost in the shadows, the Urbano Domecq vault contains one of the few references in the cemetery to the upper-class sport of polo. Gaining popularity during the 1920s & 1930s, matches would draw crowds of over 25,000 people to the Campo Argentino de Polo in Buenos Aires. At the same time, creation of the prestigious Cup of the Americas tournament gave world-wide recognition to Argentine polo players. Adolfo certainly liked the game with plaques from two different clubs where he played:

Urbano Domecq, Recoleta Cemetery

Urbano Domecq, Recoleta Cemetery

The interior contains three panels of stained glass:

Urbano Domecq, Recoleta Cemetery

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