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“Beautifil but could be better”
Review of Museo Evita

Museo Evita
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Personalities of Buenos Aires: The Lives of Evita and Borges
Ranked #54 of 728 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Owner description: In this grand mansion, many fascinating items pay homage to Evita Peron, revered champion of the downtrodden Argentines. This museum was opened in 2002 upon Evita’s death.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Beautifil but could be better”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The museum is a nice house where Evita spent some time of her life doing charity work. The collection of videos and objects make a tour through her life till death. But the Place is noisy. There were tourist guides screaming out loud everywhere, and it totally ruined my experience.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Eva is so much a part of Argentina today - don't miss it.”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is truly a moving, informative, cleverly presented, tasteful museum/exhibition. It is a good mixture of personal, professional and political events in the life of this remarkable woman. The garden restaurant is one of the best in Buenos Aires. The gift shop has some good materials for purchase. When, not if, when I return to B.A. I will go again.

Visited April 2013
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

I recently visited this museum for the second time, after an absence of 8 years. I was glad i did. I have always had a fascination for Evita and like the Argentinians themselves, have mixed feelings about her and her work. Was she a saint? Was she hard and only interested in her own benefit? Was she used, during her life and after her death? Was she a mixed blessing? All questions which still fuel heated debates here, sixty years after her death.

The museum is housed in a mansion in a posh area. The mansion was used by Evita as a home for unwed mothers. This really would have annoyed and infuriated the aristocracy in the district, who hated her. She really enjoyed exercising power to thumb her nose at them.

It is amazing how they manage to convey something of the life, motivation and spirirt of the woman, with so little tangible material to display. Once she achieved power, Evita spent a lot of time and money eradicating much of the evidence about her past before she married Peron. Once she died, her detractors did the same.

With a few snippets of films she acted in, a few magazine covers, some old photos, a couple of clips of her speeches and some of her clothes, the museum has built a remarkable view into Eva and her short life and her indelible impact on this nation. The description of how her body was mutilated was very poignant and saddening. Thinkin about it after I left, I felt that I had gained only a little more information than I already knew, but now had a greater understanding of Eva and her spirit.

Visited March 2013
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Plattsburgh, New York
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“Good way to spend an hour”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Evita is still profoundly loved by argentinians, and this little museum helps understand why. First, everybody loves a cinderella story, and the elegant dresses and shoes, the feathery little silly hats and the many pictures of her show what happened to Cinderella - afterward. Second, her speeches which are richly represented show her to be an articulate, passionate and intelligent fighter for the cause of her people. Interesting combination of passion and glamor.
The museum itself is rather small and doesn't get into the interesting details: How did she meet per on? Why did he marry her? Why did he have her refuse the vice-presidency? Nice cafe indeed.

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Nice way to learn about Evita Peron”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This museum is relatively small so it is perfect for a half day excursion. The building is in a nice neighbourhood which was pleasant to walk through.

The exhibits are very well laid out and provide a chronological review of the life and works of the famous lady. As well many of her dresses and associated accessories are also on display.

This is a worthwhile visit to round out the overall Evita experience from the Recoleta cemetery, the casa rosada to name a few.

The entry fee is reasonable.

Thank wprincess4
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