Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008 - 6:16 pm: |
I am planning a vist to Argentina, so I am doing some research on the country and the culture. My main interest is to go to Evita's grave and place a rose. This planet, with all its people for all of the ages, there are not many woman who have accomplished what she did, and in such a short time. It doesn't matter to me how she did it, only that she did it. I love reading about Evita, I love watching the movie, I marvel at what she was able to achieve. For me, she is up there with Jacquline Kennedy, and Princess Di, so my question to this board is: Is it safe to go to Argentia and visit her grave. I know from my readings that although many loved her, many hated her, so whould it be safe. Thank you so much for any advise you may share with me. Gloria
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008 - 6:41 pm: |
You'll find far more evidence of love than hate of Evita in B's A's. You'll hear songs from the Broadway show every time there's any kind of concert and there is quite a lovely statue of her in one of the parks. Also there is a museum with many things you'll find interesting in a mansion that she had made into a home for unwed mothers early in her career. I understand that the neighbours were quite annoyed about this back in those days, as many things she did annoyed the upper classes. But nowadays you don't hear much criticism. Her grave, however, is not easy to find. When you go to the cemetery you'll need to look it up on a map just inside the entrance. It is one of the graves in her father's family group, quite near the bottom and without much elaboration.
But there are always tour groups looking at it so I'm sure you'll be able to find it.
Post Number: 46
|Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008 - 9:22 pm: |
Sure, she's on the recoleta's graveyard.
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Post Number: 61
|Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 8:12 am: |
Yes, I wouldnt be nervous about coming to Argentina - BA is like any big city, in some ways safer (in the more tourist barrios like Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo etc - as they put police one every corner!)
I am British, so a lot of people said to me prior to my move "dont they hate you guys, after the Flaklands"... but I only get politeness and good conversation when people here, even though I openly say I am English!
But when it comes to Evita, there really isnt anything to worry about.
Definately see the museum! I learnt a lot about her there! A very impressive lady in my eyes too!
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 10:12 am: |
I have been to see her grave many times, and would say not only is it safe, to me it seems like the main attraction of the cemetery. Also, in prety much every city I visited, from Ushuaia to Tucuman, have found either a school named after or a sculpture to honor her. So definitly no need to worry!