Evita Museum, Buenos Aires

Evita Museum, Buenos Aires

The Evita Museum was opened in 2002 to celebrate the life of Evita Perón. The museum is located in a beautiful mansion built in 1923 with Plateresque and Italian Renaissance influences.

The Fundación Eva Perón bought the mansion to use it as a temporary home for women and children in need. Evita Perón inaugurated the home in 1948.

Today, the building serves as the Evita Museum. Visitors can learn about and appreciate the life of one of Argentina's most important and influential women.

Eva, also known as Evita, was born into poverty in 1919. She married Juan Perón in 1944. When Perón became President of Argentina in 1946, Eva became the Frist Lady. She championed women's rights and was a voice for labor rights. She founded the first female-run political party, the Peronist Women's Party. In 1951, Eva announced her candidacy for Vice President of Argentina. In 1952, the Argentine Congress gave Eva the title of Spiritual Leader of the Nation. Eva Perón tragically died from cancer in 1952 at the age of 33.

Visitors can view Eva's stylish wardrobe, photographs from her life, and assorted memorabilia. You can view a video of her famous speech from the balcony of Las Casa Rosada.

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Sight Name: Evita Museum
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina (See walking tours in Buenos Aires)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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