The Evita Museum (Museo Evita) is devoted to Eva Perón, the subject of the stage and film musical of the same name and one of Argentina’s most polarizing historical figures. A series of exhibits, including personal effects and memorabilia, chronicle Evita’s life, from her childhood through her political career. The Basics
Since it opened in 2002, on the 50th anniversary of Evita’s death, the museum has become one of Buenos Aires’ most popular attractions. Artifacts include a beautifully preserved selection of her clothing and personal possessions, as well as photographs, memorabilia, and video footage. Most notable is her voter card, marked Number 1: a symbol of her achievements in securing the vote for Argentine women in 1947.
A number of guided city sightseeing tours visit the museum. Travelers with a particular interest in Evita can take a themed historical tour that visits the museum, as well as Casa Rosada, where she famously addressed the public from the balcony, and her tomb in Recoleta Cemetery. Things to Know Before You Go
- The Evita Museum is a must-visit for history buffs and first time visitors.
- Admission to the museum includes an audio guide.
- Museum facilities include a café with a leafy outdoor patio, as well as a small gift shop.
- Both the museum and on-site restaurant are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
To reach the museum, take Subway Line D to Plaza Italia Station, or ride one of many public buses to either Santa Fe or Las Heras stops. When to Get There
The museum welcomes visitors Tuesday to Sunday and on Argentine national holidays, year-round. Architecture of the Museo Evita
The museum collection is housed within a 1909 mansion and National Historical Monument in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Before the museum was founded, the Eva Perón Foundation purchased the building in 1948 and transformed it into a shelter for women and children.