No one is as closely associated with Argentina as Eva Perón, who used her position as first lady to champion labor rights and found the country's first significant female political party. Here's how to experience Perón's legacy in Buenos Aires.
Bike Tours of Palermo and Recoleta
The neighboring barrios of Palermo and Recoleta are two of the most beautiful in the city—an ideal setting for some guided pedaling along the shady streets. Bike tours through these neighborhoods stop at Recoleta Cemetery as well as the Evita Monument, where travelers can pay respects at her tomb and learn more about this influential woman.
A half day is plenty of time to stroll the shady streets of Recoleta, including the famous cemetery where Peron was laid to rest, or to explore the landmarks in and around Plaza de Mayo, where you can gaze up at the balcony where Evita often spoke publicly. A full-day walking tour can cover both neighborhoods, plus San Telmo, Puerto Madero, and La Boca.
Short on time? Book a private tour of Buenos Aires to make the most of what you have and still see the Evita-related sites most important to you, whether that be Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza de Mayo, or the Evita Museum, where you can view photographs, films, and personal items of Evita's in a 1923 mansion.
Buenos Aires Highlights Tours
Those who hop aboard a city tour will not only get to see some of the places linked to Evita, such as the rose-hued Casa Rosada (the Presidential Palace), but also catch other important Buenos Aires sites, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, colorful Caminito Street, and San Telmo's Dorrego Square, where it's common to catch a spontaneous tango performance. This is a great option for travelers pressed for time in the Argentine capital.