Evita Experience For Travel Lovers
The Buenos Aires tourism board is promoting the best Evita themed experiences in Argentina to coincide with the 100th anniversary of their country’s most famous first lady.
Eva Perón was born in 1919 in the rural village of Los Toldos, Argentina. After moving to Buenos Aires in the 1930s she had some success as an actress before marrying Army General Juan Perón in 1945, the year before he became president of Argentina.
She used her influential position as first lady to fight for women's suffrage and to improve the lives of the poor before going on to become an international icon.
Andrew Lloyd Webber reven wote a musical in her honour, the very musical that is now running at London’s Regent’s Park Open air Theatre until September 21st.
Now, visitors to Buenos Aires can discover Evita’s adopted city with several activities and events that celebrate and reflect on her legacy.
For those looking for a self-guided itinerary, Travel Buenos Aires provides a suggested walking tour following in the footsteps of Evita. The itinerary begins at the Grand Station where a young Evita began her journey in Buenos Aires, before continuing to the former Central Buenos Aires Post Office, home of the reconstructed Sala Eva Perón which in 1946 served as the office of the then First Lady.
Museo Evita - The Evita Museum
On 20th September Museo Evita launches a new temporary exhibition named Retratos de Familia. It will display numerous surviving portraits of Eva Perón, and those visiting the exhibition can also enjoy the permanent display focused around the life of Evita.
Many visitors to Buenos Aires may also wish to pay a visit to the grave of Eva Perón who is interred at the world famous Recoleta Cemetery, widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest cemeteries because of its spectacular graves and mausoleums.
For more information on Museo Evita visit http://web.museoevita.org.ar/
and for details on the self-guided itinerary suggested by Travel Buenos Aires, please visit https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en/recorrido/footsteps-evita
Details on the Eva Perón guided tour can be found at: https://www.viator.com/en-GB/tours/Buenos-Aires/Evita-Peron-Tour-of-Buenos-Aires/d901-5239EVITA