Entrada del Museo Evita

Entrance to the Evita Peron Museum 

Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will quickly realize that it is the vibrant cultural hub of the entire nation.  There is a reason why the city is affectionately nicknamed “the Paris of South America.”

The city boasts hundreds of museums, cultural exhibitions, and shows.  One of these historic sites, the Evita Peron Museum – “Museo Evita” in Spanish – is nestled in the residential neighborhood of Palermo, very close to the Buenos Aires Zoo.

One day, after your classes and before your evening activities, you should hop on the subway and head over to the museum.

Eva Peron Foto

Eva Peron

Eva “Evita” Peron has a special place in the hearts and minds of the Argentine people.  She was the popular second wife of Colonel Juan Peron, who served as the president of Argentina from 1946 until 1955 and again in 1973 until 1974 following a military coup.  Before her untimely death from cancer in 1952 at the age of 33, Eva Peron assumed a commanding populist role in the political and social consciousness of Argentina.   She served as the First Lady and was active in the founding of the feminist wing of the Perronist party of her husband.   Eva Peron is remembered as a champion of labor rights and female empowerment.

The Evita Peron Museum is dedicated to immortalizing the life and accomplishments of Evita.  The museum’s  permanent collection includes items from all stages of Peron’s life.  Additionally, the museum offers temporary exhibits that highlight various types of contemporary art focused on Evita.

The price to enter the museum is only 20 pesos.

Important information about the museum:

–         Address: Lafinur 2988, Buenos Aires (at the corner of Lafinur and Juan María Gutiérrez)

–         Telephone: +54 11 4807-0306

–         Schedule: Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 until 19:00

–         Subway route: D Line (green line), Plaza Italia station (via Av. Santa Fe)

–         Buses: 12, 29, 36, 39, 55, 68, 111, 152  (via Av. Santa Fe) 10, 15, 37, 41, 59, 60, 64, 93, 95, 108, 110, 118, 128, 141, 160 y 188  (via Av. Las Heras)

–         Website: http://www.museoevita.org/

 

Permanent Collection Museo Peron

Permanent Collection in the Evita Peron Museum