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Museo Evita, Buenos Aires

2988 Lafinur
Buenos Aires
Argentina 1425
Tel: 54 11 4807 0306's insider take:

Great controversy still surrounds the life of Eva Duarte, who rose from humble beginnings to become a star actress and wife of the populist dictator Juan Perón. Argentines rarely celebrate her memory in public, but visitors can trace her life story at the Museo Evita, run by the same social-work foundation that Evita, as she is best known, herself established. The well-presented collection includes Eva's luxurious gowns displayed alongside photographs that depict her wearing them at state events, her first paycheck as a struggling actress, and official records from school, church, and state. An authentic curio is Eva's national ID card, numbered 00-000-001—the first issued to a woman in Argentina. Evita-label wine and copies of her autobiography, La Razón de mi Vida (My Mission in Life), are on sale in the souvenir shop.

Open Tuesdays through Sundays 11 am to 7 pm.

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