Buenos Aires: Evita Half Day Tour
- 3 Hours
- 3 Hours
- On request
Eva Peron is a symbol of the worldwide struggle of women against patriarchal oppression. In Argentina however, her figure is rather controversial: loved by the working class, who she generously aided during her brief but intense political career, and hated by the wealthier classes, with whom she had an ardent dispute.
Following Eva's footsteps, you will depart from Retiro Railway Station, where a very young Eva Peron arrived dreaming to become a famous actress. Then, visit Plaza de Mayo, where you can admire the famous balcony from where, already married to General Peron, she delivered her most famous speeches, addressed to the Argentinian workers who utterly loved because of the unprecedented representation she and Peron had given to them. See the Presidential Palace and the fountains where the workers protested in 1955, demanding the release of Juan Domingo Peron.
Next, visit the former building of the Eva Peron Foundation, an institution created by Evita to promote social assistance all over the country. Once in Recoleta, you will visit the Basílica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, where Eva and Peron were married. Then, walk across the Recoleta Cemetery, an enormous labyrinth of splendid funeral monuments, and a traditional stronghold of Argentine aristocracy, where you will witness Evita's posthumous victory over the people who had unceasingly fought her when she was alive.
Ending the tour, travel to Palermo, where you will visit the Evita Museum, inaugurated for the 50th anniversary of her death.
Duration: 3 Hours
Departs: 10 a.m. - Returns: 1 p.m.
From: Buenos Aires