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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

This well documented article / interactive guide and map offers 16 places of significance in the Peron chronology. From Luna Park, where the Perons are thought to have met, to the village in which young Evita grew up, to the tomb in which her body currently resides.

Women gained the right to vote in 1947, many of the sites are related to that event. A place for female legislators to meet, the suffrage camapaign, the rotunda in which her remains were venerated, etc

Here are two snippets

The Casa Rosada, also known as the Pink House, is the Presidential Palace, home to the balcony that Evita often used to address throngs of Peronists — known as the shirtless ones because many were poor laborers — gathered in the Plaza de Mayo and up Avenida de Mayo. Itbecame iconic as the setting for “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” the signature song of the musical “Evita.” Free weekend tours of the palace allow visitors to peer from the balcony themselves. The Museo del Bicentenario, sometimes called the Presidential Museum, opened in 2011 behind the Casa Rosada. It contains objects related to the Peróns, such as presidential regalia, clothing and campaign posters.

Calle Balcarce, between Rivadavia and Hipólito Yrigoyen, overlooking Plaza de Mayo: (54-11) 4344-3802; museobicentenario.gob.ar.


La Muestra de Evita, El Museo del Pueblo. The museum, which opened in 2009 in a union hall for workers in the tourism, restaurant and food-service fields, houses material related to public works from the Perón era as well as objects from Evita’s film and radio career from the late 1930s to 1945. In addition to viewing those, visitors might also have the chance to speak to one of the volunteers here who actually knew Evita. Eighty-something Clementina Beba Gil, pictured, worked on the women’s suffrage campaign and will happily tell stories from the time period.

Avenida de Mayo 930 between Carlos Pelligrini (9 de Julio) and Suipacha; (54/11) 4341-8020;lamuestradeevita.org.ar.

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#2 Suzanne F

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

As long as the guide doesn't do a Patti Lupone imitation. :angry: (She and Mandy Patinkin are two of my least favorite actors.)

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:58 PM

The Evita Museum is just great. One of the most sheerly enjoyable museums anywhere.
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