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Eva Perón

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Eva Perón nee Duarte, was beloved by the people of Argentina, although not by the upper class.

Peronism, referencing Eva, was about the alliance of the classes and allowing owners to keep owning but for workers to gain rights.

There  is a Museo Evita in the Recoleta neighborhood which is closed on Mondays. This is a fact I unfortunately found out after my Recoleta tour. So please remember this fact for the next time you are in Buenos Aires as this was the thing I was most looking forward to but I failed to pay attention to the guide book and double check the days it’s open.

As a result of this misfortune this post is rather short as I barely scratched the surface of who this woman was and wanted to know more.

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Recoleta Cemetery

The Recoleta Cemetery is probably one of the most visited tourist spots in BA. It is attached to the Recoleta Church.

The cemetery used to be the garden for the priests. Now it is THE place to be buried in BA. Apparently people will even have fake burials just to make them feel important, moving the body out of the cemetery after the guests have left. IMG_9233.JPGIMG_9234.JPGIMG_9236.JPGIMG_9237.JPGIMG_9238.JPGIMG_9239.JPGIMG_9240.JPGIMG_9241.JPGIMG_9242.JPGIMG_9243.JPGIMG_9244.JPGIMG_9246.JPGIMG_9247.JPGIMG_9248.JPGIMG_9249.JPGIMG_9250.JPGIMG_9252.JPGIMG_9253.JPGIMG_9254.JPG

Eva Peron is buried here under her maiden name, Duarte. The prominent figures buried here would not have accepted her though so it is said she is buried among her enemies.IMG_9227.JPGIMG_9228.JPGIMG_9230.JPGIMG_9231.JPG

The cemetery is full of above ground family mausoleums that go deep into the ground. It is fascinating walking around and seeing the various designs. Some are kept in perfect condition, others are in ruins. The cool part about those in ruins is that you get a better view deep into cavern where the people are buried. It’s a tight squeeze with a stairwell and a place for a casket to be moved downwards before being placed on a shelf.

 

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