Discovering the Woman behind the Myth: Eva Perón (private tour)

  • The Woman Behind the Myth: Discovering the Real Evita (private tour)

Every nation has its heroes... those who leave an enduring mark in history, and even up to present day. For many Argentines, Eva Perón (also known as Evita), was such a hero. Serving as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952, she was the wife of powerful political leader and 3-time Argentine President, Juan Domingo Perón; as well as a key figure to understanding the development of the most important and influential political and social movements in Argentine history: Peronismo.

In fact, Peronismo’s influence on some Argentine leaders is so strong, that the Washington Post printed an article entitled: “You can’t understand Pope Francis without understanding Juan Perón and Evita.” Evita was key in establishing women’s suffrage in Argentina (voting was reserved for men only) and greatly influenced the drafting and approval of workers’ rights legislation, which was practically nonexistent until then. She also spearheaded high-profile social welfare initiatives.On the other hand, she was ferociously aggressive against the wealthy minority, an attitude which earned her the passionate hate of Argentine landowners and industrialists. With that kind of staying political power, Evita has definitely earned her place among the country’s most influential legends. She was a powerful woman, during a time when women were supposed to remain silent.

On this intriguing Evita tour, our expert guide will take us to the sites that explain the political and cultural conflicts brought about by the emergence of Eva Peron; her political performance, her untimely death at the age of 33, and the continuity of her myth, even today.

In this fascinating political journey through the key scenarios of her life, we’ll visit the former Eva Perón Foundation: the C.G.T., Evita’s vault at Recoleta cemetery, and the Eva Perón Museum - which opened to commemorate her memory and legacy. We’ll also drive by the Palace of the National Congress, where Evita’s body was visited by countless mourning Argentines, lining up during a period of days to pay their final respects.

Since you’ll be doing this tour with your own private vehicle and guide, you’ll be able to enjoy each attraction at your own pace; making allthe stops you want, while enjoying personalized assistance and care from your expert guide. You’ll also enjoy more convenient and faster transfers to and from your hotel, as there will be no other travelers to pick up or drop off at other hotels.

Important: the tour’s exact itinerary may change subject to decisions of the tour guide to optimize your tour experience.

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Difficulty: none.

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Duration: 3 hours.

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Guide: private guide.

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Vehicle: private vehicle.

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Includes: entrance fee for Eva Peron Museum.