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Evita Peron Museum of Buenos Aires

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:23

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Entrance to the Evita Peron Museum 

Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will quickly realize that it is the vibrant cultural hub of the entire nation.¬† There is a reason why the city is affectionately nicknamed ‚Äúthe Paris of South America.‚ÄĚ

The city boasts hundreds of museums, cultural exhibitions, and shows.¬† One of these historic sites, the Evita Peron Museum ‚Äď ‚ÄúMuseo Evita‚ÄĚ in Spanish ‚Äď is nestled in the residential neighborhood of Palermo, very close to the Buenos Aires Zoo.

One day, after your classes and before your evening activities, you should hop on the subway and head over to the museum.

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Eva Peron

Eva ‚ÄúEvita‚ÄĚ Peron has a special place in the hearts and minds of the Argentine people.¬† She was the popular second wife of Colonel Juan Peron, who served as the president of Argentina from 1946 until 1955 and again in 1973 until 1974 following a military coup.¬† Before her untimely death from cancer in 1952 at the age of 33, Eva Peron assumed a commanding populist role in the political and social consciousness of Argentina.¬†¬† She served as the First Lady and was active in the founding of the feminist wing of the Perronist party of her husband.¬†¬† Eva Peron is remembered as a champion of labor rights and female empowerment.

The Evita Peron Museum is dedicated to immortalizing the life and accomplishments of Evita.  The museum’s  permanent collection includes items from all stages of Peron’s life.  Additionally, the museum offers temporary exhibits that highlight various types of contemporary art focused on Evita.

The price to enter the museum is only 20 pesos.

Important information about the museum:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Address: Lafinur 2988, Buenos Aires (at the corner of Lafinur and Juan Mar√≠a Guti√©rrez)

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Telephone: +54 11 4807-0306

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Schedule: Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 until 19:00

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Subway route: D Line (green line), Plaza Italia station (via Av. Santa Fe)

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Buses: 12, 29, 36, 39, 55, 68, 111, 152¬† (via Av. Santa Fe) 10, 15, 37, 41, 59, 60, 64, 93, 95, 108, 110, 118, 128, 141, 160 y 188¬† (via Av. Las Heras)

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Website: http://www.museoevita.org/

 

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Permanent Collection in the Evita Peron Museum 

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See Buenos Aires through Porte√Īo eyes

Friday, November 5, 2010 13:42

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moon with bats  See Buenos Aires through Porte√Īo eyes

Having completed seven weeks studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, I obviously now consider myself a fully fledged porte√Īo‚Ķ This is quite clearly an absurd idea, but having found my feet and thrown my anxieties in the bin (they¬īll be on sale in San Telmo market next weekend), I can‚Äôt help but feel I now belong in this magnificent city. Even when I smugly walk past the famous steak house La Cabrera every evening, allegedly Palermo‚Äôs ‚Äúbest kept secret‚ÄĚ and consequently Buenos Aires‚Äô ‚Äúbest publicized lie‚ÄĚ, I can‚Äôt help but take in the m√™l√©e of foreign languages and think, ‚ÄúTourists‚Ķ‚ÄĚ. What am I saying? I realize that I sound both deluded and in need of a smack (both are probably true), but if you are fortunate enough to spend a substantial amount of time here, you will find yourself moving away from the tourist activities and into some more bizarre scenarios which is all part of the fun. I must also add that La Cabrera is actually well worth a visit-just don‚Äôt tell my cool new Argentine friends!

But how is it that you make the transition from ‚Äútourist‚ÄĚ into ‚Äútourist with delusional superiority complex‚ÄĚ? Without a doubt make some Argentine friends. I have never met a people as hospitable and welcoming as the Argentines. If they‚Äôre having a party, you‚Äôre invited. If you‚Äôre with other friends, they‚Äôre invited too. From there, you may find yourself being invited to anything from Asados in the country, to underground music events. The possibilities are endless. Granted I¬†wouldn’t recommend befriending random people on the subte as¬†a friend of mine¬†decided to do, but most places are fair game.

I thought I might share my most recent ‚Äúalternative experience‚ÄĚ with you, which was a trip to a horror film festival¬†in which an Argentine friend of a friend happened to be starring. Now, horror isn‚Äôt really my genre of choice, so I wasn‚Äôt entirely sure of what to expect, but having been Halloween the day before, I thought why not enter into the spirit of it properly. In matters of horror, it would seem Argentina follows the same pattern as the rest of the world with the unbeatable recipe of scantily clad girls getting drunk and extended scenes of gratuitous violence. It would be a lie to say that I followed even a third of the dialogue but fortuitously, screams in Spanish translate roughly the same into English and so for those parts, I¬†felt rather¬†impressed with how good my Spanish had got. ¬†At the end, the audience was able to put questions and comments to the director which¬†I was eager to take part in, but¬†my Spanish was lacking, and my heart still racing from the crash of music as the end credits started; arguably the scariest part of the whole movie.

What I’m trying to say, albeit rather incoherently, is that doing different things like this, regardless of your Spanish ability or interests, shows you a side of the city you might have never otherwise experienced.  Homestays, which can be organized by Expanish, are a great way to do this as they will have an inside scoop on what’s going on and may have kids that would only be too happy to show you their lives. This is how to see Buenos Aires for all that it is and you’ll find that as you start to get under its skin, it too will start to get under yours.

Archie

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Living with a family whilst studying in Buenos Aires

Friday, October 1, 2010 14:09

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expanish activities03 211 Living with a family whilst studying in Buenos AiresSoy parte del Equipo de Expanish y me desempe√Īo como Coordinadora de Alojamientos.

Dentro de mis actividades m√°s desafiantes en el √°rea, es buscar y conocer hosts que se encuentran interesados en recibir a nuestros estudiantes.

Consideramos que  nuestras casas de familia deberán tener calidad por su ubicación, su cercanía, su limpieza, sus comodidades, pero nos involucramos mucho en encontrar Familias que disfruten del estudiante y que se pueda sentir parte de la casa como si fuera de él o ella.

Todas nuestras casas de familia comparten nuestros valores y creencias, sin embargo rescato una casa en especial, que más allá de su ubicación, su limpieza y sus  comodidades,  los hosts han hecho de varios alumnos, una experiencia excepcional.

El departamento se encuentra ubicado en Palermo Viejo, una de las mejores zonas de Buenos Aires. En ella, vive en matrimonio que comenzaron a alojar estudiantes cuando sus hijas empezaron a casarse e independizarse.

Hoy por hoy, tienen mucha experiencia con los chicos que reciben y tratan siempre de hacer algo diferente con cada uno de ellos.

Disfrutan mucho con el estudiante durante las comidas, especialmente en las cenas, intentan que los mismos, prueben comidas variadas al estilo Argentino y adem√°s ¬†aprovechan este tiempo para¬† generar un ambiente social m√°s profundo que el del d√≠a a d√≠a, con el fin de que el estudiante tenga la oportunidad de profundizar la pr√°ctica del espa√Īol.

Durante los fines de semana,¬† si el tiempo, el clima y entre otras cosas, los ayuda un poco, salen a pasear para tomar un caf√©, un helado o para que conozcan alg√ļn lugar t√≠pico.

Tuve la oportunidad de compartir con esta familia en uno de los cumplea√Īos que festejaron¬† a uno de los estudiantes que se estaba hospedando en su casa y la verdad es que no hab√≠a pasado ni hora y yo me sent√≠a parte de ellos.

Veía como los chicos se sentían en casa, ayudaban a traer cosas, lavar la vajilla, servir bebidas, mientras otros ayudaban a prender la brasa para el asado.

Fue ahí cuando no sólo afirmé los comentarios y los testimonios de los alumnos, sino que también pude tener la experiencia con ellos.

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Neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires:Some of the Biggest and Brightest!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 8:59

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Las Canitas
This small and trendy neighbourhood borders both Belgrano and Palermo and features a myriad of restaurants, cafes, bars, expensive boutiques, salons, and much more.  The streets are narrow and tree-lined, the presence of young hip people walking their dogs is ever present, and the overall vibe is laidback yet sophisticated.

Palermo

One of the biggest ‚Äėbarrios‚Äô neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, Palermo can be separated into mini neighbourhoods such as Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Palermo Chico, Palermo Viejo, and more. Throughout these neighbourhoods you can find everything from narrow cobblestone roads and old apartments to modern boutique hotels and first rate dining and shopping.

Recoleta

Sophisticated and located near to downtown, Recoleta has some of the cities most visited tourist spots including the Recoleta Cemetery, and is the perfect place to relax on the grass, check out some sights, enjoy some delicious Argentine cuisine, and mingle with the slight higher class of Buenos Aires.

Downtown
Downtown is a mix of cars, buses, and pedestrians, company and bank buildings, historical sites, theatres and cultural venues, street performances and protests, and simply the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires.

San Telmo

The oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires features gorgeous cobblestone roads, antique churches, vintage stores, antique stores and markets, Argentine restaurants and bars, and the best Sunday market in Buenos Aires. This area is known for its bohemian style and where the artists and musicians of Buenos Aires flock, and today, where many tourists find themselves enjoy a very unique flavour of Argentina.

La Boca
The port area of Buenos Aires, La Boca was where once all the immigrants landed, coming to Argentina to make new lives for themselves and find opportunity. Today, only Camanita, a small colourful street lined with people selling art, tango dancers, and restaurants, is really safe for tourists, a must-see in the area.

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Neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires: Palermo

Monday, June 22, 2009 16:34

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If you are traveling abroad to Argentina, whether to live or study Spanish in Buenos Aires, there are a myriad of fantastic, interesting, and very Argentine neighborhoods to check out. However, there are a few that seem to stand out from the rest, and this week we are featuring Palermo.

One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Palermo sits between Belgrano, Almagro, Colegiales, and Villa Crespo, and is the largest neighborhood in the city. Due to its grand size, Palermo is divided in separate areas including Alto Palermo, Palermo Viejo, Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, and Palermo Chico. Each area is unique, some featuring modern buildings and others with old cobblestone roads, some areas are filled with business’s and others with nothing but wide roads and grassy parks. Regardless, Palermo offers something to everyone.

One of the most popular parts to visit for foreigners are Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood, each featuring beautiful apartment buildings, endless restaurants, bars and shops, and each very foreign friendly.   In Palermo Soho, there is the very famous Plaza Serrano, a plaza surrounded by restaurants with a centre market (great on the weekends!) and the equally famous Plaza Armenia, also featuring a market but also a small park and four cubic blocks of shops and restaurants.  This entire area is a great place to wander around in, enjoy an afternoon coffee, or discover the vibrant Buenos Aires nightlife.

The other areas of Palermo are great to explore as well, especially by reading through a guide book that can explain to you the best places to visit. Another must see is the Palermo Parks (Palermo Bosque), giving you the relaxation spot, right in the middle of the city!

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Neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires: Las Ca√Īitas

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 14:02

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If you are traveling abroad to Argentina, whether to live or study Spanish in Buenos Aires, there are a myriad of fantastic, interesting, and very Argentine neighbourhoods to check out. However, there are a few that seem to stand out from the rest, and this week we are featuring Las Ca√Īitas.

Located in between Palermo and Belgrano and between the major roads of Luis Maria Campos and Libertador, the very small and chic neighbourhood of Las Canitas is a mix of cobblestone streets, stylish apartments, boutique and shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, and a cool vibe of Argentines and foreigners. Smaller than its neighbours to both the left and right, Las Ca√Īitas is laid-out like a grid map, about 12 blocks by 8 blocks, and can be easily enjoyed by strolling through its peaceful streets. If you are not familiar with the area, you can take either the D line to Ministro Carranzaor any bus that passes through Luis Maria Campos.

Las Ca√Īitas is home to some of the best restaurants, cafes, and shopping in Buenos Aires, perhaps one of the main reasons that temporary tourists in the city visit it so often.¬† If you are looking for high class shopping and brand names, this is the place, as the majority of the shops cater to high fashion clients.¬† Restaurants, cafes, and bars are plenty, lining the streets, and offering up everything from Argentine fare, sushi, Chinese, pizza, ice cream, and more.¬†¬† If you really want to experience the Las Ca√Īitas lifestyles, head to one of the restaurants/pubs during the night time, find a seat at one of the outside tables, and talk, drink, and eat the night away with friends.

Studying Spanish in Buenos Aires? What is your favourite neighbourhood?

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Take your Spanish classes in Buenos Aires to the dark and mysterious world of Argentine Jazz!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 8:35

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Students studying Spanish in Buenos Aires will hear the sweet sound of music throughout the streets of the city, day and night. No matter what your music taste, Buenos Aires will offer concerts, shows, and music venues to suit every taste. One genre of music that is very popular throughout Buenos Aires is jazz. Students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires can head down to one of the coolest jazz bars in town every Wednesday to Saturday to hear local and international bands.

 

Thelonious Club, located in Palermo is one of the more trendy and popular jazz bars in the city and students studying Spanish in Buenos Aires will no doubt hear about it shortly after their arrival. The club plays live jazz music starting at 9:30pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays. The place fills up with Argentines and foreigners alike, most dressed trendy yet funky, and all looking for a night of great jazz. Students in Spanish lessons in Buenos Aires will be able to test their Spanish skills when any of the local or international jazz bands feature a singer.

 

The place itself is small, dark, and artsy, with a beautifully low-lit bar, corner stage, and a 15-20 tables. For students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires that are above the legal drinking age, Thelonious also offers some of the tastiest and cheapest cocktails in the city. For the curious, try the Gospel Martini, the Frozen Mojito, or the Mint Collins. The price of admission ranges from 12 ‚Äď 18 pesos, depending on the night, and also shows a double show (9:30pm/12:00am) Fridays and Saturdays. Sounds like the perfect night out for students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires.

 

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Pick up your Spanish books and take your Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires to the city’s Subte!

Friday, August 29, 2008 11:20

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subte para recortar 300x225 Pick up your Spanish books and take your Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires to the city’s Subte!Students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires will most likely immediately become familiar with the city’s famous subte (subway) system; it is the oldest metro line in all of Latin America, the Southern hemisphere, and world second after the system in Paris. Built in December, 1913, the line grew from three separate lines into today’s system, now 6 separate lines, adjoining in the center, and managed by Metrovías S.A. This system is a piece of Argentine history and students taking Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires should board the subway, Spanish skills in hand, and explore its lines, stations, and destinations.

 

The subte, shaped like an open-hand, sprawls out from the city centre into, to name a few, the neighborhoods of Monserrat, Boedo, Cabalttio, Almagro, Palermo, Retiro, and Belgrano. Lines are labeled A,B,C,D,E, and H. Students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires should come armed with a city map to navigate through the lines and neighborhoods.

 

Students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires can begin by boarding line A; this is the oldest line in the city, identified by antique stations and wooden metro cars. Taking line A allows students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires to visit the older and more historic parts of the city. Students studying Spanish in Buenos Aires can board the B and E line in order to visit the working class neighborhood of Boedo or the tango neighborhood of Almagro, among others. The D line, most recently built, flows into the areas of Palermo, Las Canitas and Belgrano.

Traveling by subte is a great way for students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires to become part of the Argentine culture; in 2008, it was shown that almost one million people use the metro system per day. If students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires really want to get ¬īup close and personal‚Äô with the Buenos Aires people, they can jump on the line between the hours of 8am and 930am, or 530pm-730pm; peak rush hour times.

 

Students in Spanish immersion courses in Buenos Aires will learn that the subte here is more than just a box of moving metal but rather signifies great advances in technology, contains a mountain of history and culture, and is a crucial form of transportation for the people of Buenos Aires, successfully delivering people to their destinations everyday of the year.

 

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