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Ciudad Evita (Evita City) is a city in La Matanza Partido, within the Greater Buenos Aires metro area. It currently has about 70,000 inhabitants, and is situated about 20 kilometers (13 mi) from Downtown Buenos Aires and 6 kilometers (4 mi) from Ministro Pistarini International Airport. The city has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina. The city owes its name to the Eva Perón Foundation, which developed the initial settlement. Established in 1947 by Argentine President Juan Perón, his Decree No. 33221 stipulated that this new suburb of Buenos Aires be named after the namesake of the foundation, his wife Eva (’Evita’) Duarte de Perón. The city, whose original 15,000 homes were designed in a simplified Spanish Colonial Revival style favored during the Perón era, featured a layout purposely built in the shape of Eva's profile, which seemingly waved to airline passengers from the nearby airport. This overt homage to the influential first lady prompted the city's renaming as Ciudad General Belgrano following the military coup that deposed Perón in 1955. Despite these changes, the town, which was administered by the National Mortgage Bank following the coup, continued to grow, incorporating the Barrio Vemme ward between 1960 and 1967. It was transferred to La Matanza Council in 1963, and upon the return of Peronists to power in 1973, it regained its Ciudad Evita designation. A second addition, Barrio Alas, was opened in 1974 for Argentine Air Force officers stationed at the Morón Air Base. The March 1976 coup again led to a change of name for the town, to Ciudad General Martín Miguel de Güemes, until the return of democracy in 1983. The city was chosen that year as the site of the Buenos Aires Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), inaugurated in 1986. Ciudad Evita was declared a National Historical Monument in 1997.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Ciudadela, Argentina. Explore Ciudadela travel guide before you plan your trip here. Ciudadela is located at a short trip away from Buenos Aires a major city in Argentina. Add Buenos Aires to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Plaza De Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery, Mataderos. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery. Tour packages of Ciudadela are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Ciudadela*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ciudadela

    Know the pollution level of Ciudadela before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50.7 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50.4 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 64.84 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.46 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.05 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.16 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.02 (Moderate)
  • Ciudadela: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ciudadela for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ciudadela.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.78 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 70.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.91 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.17 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 57.99 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.39 (High)
    • Attacks 56.62 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.73 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.01 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.27 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.62 (High)
  • Living in Ciudadela - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ciudadela is 119.61 (High)

    • Safety Index 37.9 (Low)
    • Climate Index 98.21 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.97 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.8 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.99 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.43 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.84 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.66 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ciudadela

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ciudadela

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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