While most people have heard “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, many people don’t really know the mystery and debate that surrounds Evita and Juan Perón. This unique outing will help you solve the enigma that Argentines have discussed for decades: What is Peronism?
Join Local Guides Mariana and Loli on this tour that’ll give you an unbiased perspective of these two controversial icons. Visiting the historic sights where the Peronist movement took place, you’ll see the location of Juan Domingo Perón’s rise, struggle, and fall, and discover why he is the most polemic leader of Argentine history. We’ll also learn about Eva Perón, and how this small-town girl came to become Evita, the most charismatic and controversial woman to participate in Argentine politics.
Sights include stops at the Union Confederation, where Perón gained power, and the Casa Rosada (Government Palace) where Evita made her famous balcony speeches. You will also drive by the Luna Park, the mythical venue where the two star-crossed lovers first met, as well as Recoleta Cemetery to learn about Evita’s posthumous mystery.
Beyond just history, discover a Robin Hood story of rich vs. poor, all set in a hectic and chaotic time, where treason, intrigue, violence, and love converge. Perhaps by the end of the day, you’ll be able to answer the question once and for all, what exactly is Peronism and is it good or bad?
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
We are Mariana and Loli, two porteñas, which means we were born and raised in Buenos Aires. Both of us share a love for this city, which is why we are so excited to show travelers around. We don’t like giving just any old tour, though. We want to show visitors beyond what the postcards will show them; we want them to see the real Buenos Aires. As porteñas, we know every corner of the city, including its rich history, architecture, culture, and lifestyle. Through our tours, we hope to unveil forgotten stories, engage in discussions of current events, and even take you to the most off-the-beaten-path attractions of the city, sometimes even forgotten by the locals themselves.
I’ve always had a free spirit and grew up dreaming of seeing the world. Naturally, this itch to travel drew me to the hospitality industry. For over 17 years, I worked in luxury travel, doing everything from teaching ski and snowboarding to managing high-end fly fishing lodges and boutique hotels in Mexico, Patagonia, and Buenos Aires. I even went to culinary school and worked as a Private Chef in Aspen, Colorado and throughout Argentina.
After moving around for so long, I then settled back in Buenos Aires, where I decided to use my passion for the travel industry to create my own tour company. My vision was to create tailor-made and unique tours of the city. Through my tours, I hope people discover the real Buenos Aires, through its lifestyle, food, history, and idiosyncrasies.
I have an undying infatuation with Buenos Aires, and love to explore it as if I myself were a tourist. Every day, I find myself discovering new places to go, from craft cocktail bars to undiscovered porteño artists.
I originally went to school to study advertising and electronic arts, and then worked in community management. The desk life wasn’t quite for me, so I decided to show off my knowledge and love of my city by becoming a guide. On my tours I love showing travelers the real Buenos Aires. Rather than just telling them about it, I like to actually engage in discussions about Argentina’s social issues, current events, politics, economics, and culture. I want to provide travelers with extraordinary experiences that’ll immerse them in this city. Everyone has different passions and interests, which is why I love tailoring your Buenos Aires tour to match your personality!