The real life story of Eva Perón is a tragic rags-to-riches story so full of drama it is easy to understand why Tim Rice became fascinated and proposed to his collaborator Andrew Lloyd Webber to create the musical, Evita.
Raised in poverty in the 1920s, the “illegitimate” and unrecognized daughter of a wealthy landowner, at the age of 15 Evita came alone to the capital city of Buenos Aires with dreams of becoming a star. Within six years, she rose to become a radio celebrity, and at the age of 25, she met Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, marrying him in 1945, months before the landslide victory that made him Argentina’s most controversial president.
Despised by the wealthy and adored by the poor, Evita was undeniably the most important, powerful and popular first lady in the history of Argentina. And to this day, over two-thirds of a century after her death, her name and image are still a symbol for workers and poor people’s movement.
Over the course of four hours, we cover a range of key places in Evita’s life in Buenos Aires, including of course the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace, where she served as First Lady and her tomb in the Recoleta Cemetery. This tour walks a fine line between separating fact from fiction while celebrating the legend of Eva Perón. (Spoiler alert: Evita never actually said, “Don’t cry for me Argentina.”)
Duration: 4 hours.
Fees: USD 120 for a group of up to 6 people. (Note this is the total price for the group, not a per person rate.)
Please, contact us directly for fees for larger group tours. Fee does not cover costs for any meals, snacks or drinks consumed during the tour.
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