After visiting the Evita Museum yesterday, we felt to complete the story, we had to visit her grave at the Recoleta Cemetery today.
The cemetery is rather like a small town with narrow streets and crypts resembling small houses but adorned with sculptures and religious symbols.
After her death in 1953 at 33 years of age, Evita's body was taken by anti Peron forces and buried in Milan under an assumed name. After seventeen years, her body was returned to Argentina and was finally laid to rest in her family's crypt- the Duarte crypt. Juan Peron is buried elsewhere. Fresh flowers still adorn the crypt left by her admirers
We also visited the Fine Arts Museum with its excellent collection of Impressionist paintings - we particularly liked the Sisley and Monet ones.
On the way to the cemetery we stopped off at the Opera House - "Teatro Colon" that is now open after a 3 year refurbishment........ not quite as big a job as the one we did at Forster! There are no shows on during our visit but we did manage a peek into the foyer. We also queued for tickets at the National Theatre but the only offering was a musical comedy in Spanish and we did not think our Spanish was quite up to the task.
Tomorrow - 31 October- we leave for the Iguazu Falls.