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“Evita's Mystique Revealed”
Review of Museo Evita

Museo Evita
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Evita Peron Tour of 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.
Reviewed November 8, 2013

OK, you've seen Madonna in the movie. You've sung and danced to "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina." You've even put on a blond wig and tailored suit for Halloween. But you have only a vague notion of why Evita is so venerated by los porteños. And here you are in Buenos Aires, and there is no better place to learn - so you MUST go to this museum. I was half-expecting it to be cheesy, with a gift shop carrying Evita oven mitts and Madonna soundtracks, but it's well worth at least an hour of your time. The museum is well-organized, and the chronological flow through her short life is easy to follow. You learn about her childhood, her B-actress years, her political life, and her death, and you get to see a lot of her glamorous clothes and watch an old film and hear her rallying hordes of cheering people. By the end you understand a little better why she is now on the 100 peso note without ever having held elective office.

Get the English audio tour if you don't speak Spanish, or you won't know what's going on. (Another reviewer mentioned there is some English, but I don't recall seeing it, possibly because i was focusing on the Spanish.) I'm not fluent at all, but I studied it in high school eons ago, reviewed it for a few months before travelling, and can get by in basic conversation...so I skipped the audio to force myself to read everything and got quite a bit out of it. It also helps if you read a bit about Evita, at least the inevitable guidebook section, before your trip.

Treat yourself and have lunch or at least a refreshment in the wonderful cafe at the end, sitting outside if it's a nice day. The food is great, and the service is friendly and good (albeit not fast, which is normal for BA). There you can reflect on Evita's pervasive influence, decades after her death, and how she brought power to the people and to women as a force in the country.

Don't miss it.

Thank martimbe
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

The museum was , actually her home....very interesting. We took the English audio tour and it was very helpful....you can tour the entire house. there are beautiful displays of many of the culture garments she wore as well as artifacts for the country. if you are in BA, there are lots of small museum, but don't miss this one!

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Lodged in a classy house (interesting in itself) where Eva Perón established a kind of orphanage, the museum contains a lot of Evita memorabilia (shoes and frocks especially), as well as items relating to the kids and their families who were the beneficiaries of her good works. It offers an insight into late 1940s/early 1950s Argentina and the important political phenomenon of Peronism, so worth a visit. That said, it is, not surprisingly, 98% Peronista in its slant, stressing Evita's disinterested charity, popular adulation, even saintly quality; all valid, as a point of view, but there's little balance (the 2% dissent consists of a couple of critical books on display near the entrance). So don't take it at face value! As several reports rightly mention, the museum restaurant is excellent - worth a visit whether you have been to the museum or not.

Thank alanlid
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

The building in which the museum is housed in is itself gorgeous, and located in a very pretty part of Buenos Aires. The interior design of parts of the museum is really charming as well. Museum exhibits are very organized, engaging and well presented in a 'story-telling' way... in both Spanish and English. (I have to admit that although I am only a beginner in Spanish, it does add somewhat to the experience and appreciation of the museum's contents if you have some basic Spanish knowledge)

The museum may be small, but there are diverse exhibits and information - kept me entertained and educated for nearly 2 hours, and I'm not even that much of a history buff! Learnt so much about Argentina's political and social history, plus of course all there is to know about Eva Peron (Evita). If you only have time to visit one museum in Buenos Aires, this would be my pick, hands-down.

Give yourself another hour to enjoy the restaurant (called Elementos) at the back of the museum. You'll need to go through the museum's gift store to get to the restaurant. You'll definitely want to sit outdoors in summer, it's lovely! The food is contemporary Argentinian (delicious), service is fantastic and lots of locals hang out there. Great place to get into the Buenos Aires vibe.

Thank hellochubbybunny
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

A really interesting museum, well organised and excellently presented. Everything is in both Spanish and English so very tourist friendly. Would definitely reccomend.

Thank Patra P
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