Museo casa de Ernesto de Guevara in Alta Gracia.
Museo Casa de Ernesto de Guevara is the house where the famous “Che” Guevara grew up as a child. Undoubtedly one of the most famous freedom fighters in the world. It is interesting to know that he grew up in a small town called Alta Gracia, close to Cordoba city, in Argentina.
Che had terrible asthma attacks and to ease these attacks his family moved to this house, which has now been converted into a museum. This area is known for its dry climate. He lived here since he was 4 years old.
Inside the Museo casa de Ernesto de Guevara.
The inside of the house is extraordinary. It is not just the items on display but how people treasure his memory and keep it alive. The items on display give you an idea of his life as a toddler, young man, friend, and revolutionary idol. Che was indeed a remarkable man and was known for his humbleness. This is evident when you walk through the house.
A series of photographs are on display when you enter the house. There is also a bust of Ernesto made by artist Luis Hourgras. On the wall is a giant poster of Ernesto taken by Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez on March 5, 1960. In fact, this is not just an ordinary photo but the most famous photograph ever taken of Che. You often see it on T-shirts around the world. His signature reproduced in replica and his uniform is also on display.
There are several things to see while you are in the house like the room of the young Ernesto and his parent’s room. In his room are pictures of him as a child, his sister, brother, and friends. There are also student report cards and books. He was a passionate reader!
You can also see his first letters addressed to his aunt Beatriz, with whom he had a special relationship. But most special I think is the farewell letter written to his parents March 1965.
The house is really a treasure and you can also see the motorbike that was used in the movie “Motorcycle Diaries”.
© Photographer: Nelieta Mishchenko | Agency: Dreamstime.com
Che studied medicine at the University of Cordoba.
Famous quotes by Ernesto de Guevara:
- If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.
- At the risk of sounding ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love.
- I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
- I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man. (Facing his assassin).
- Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel!
- I would rather die standing up, then live life on my knees.
- It is not a matter of wishing success to the victim of aggression, but of sharing his fate; one must accompany him to his death or to victory.
- Many will call me an adventurer – and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.
- Silence is argument carried out by other means.
- The amount of poverty and suffering required for the emergence of a Rockefeller, and the amount of depravity that the accumulation of a fortune of such magnitude entails, are left out of the picture, and it is not always possible to make the people, in general, see this.
- There are no boundaries in this struggle to the death. We cannot be indifferent to what happens anywhere in the world, for a victory by any country over imperialism is our victory; just as any country’s defeat is a defeat for all of us.
- To accomplish much you must first lose everything.
- We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
- Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
- Where a government has come into power through some form of popular vote, fraudulent or not, and maintains at least an appearance of constitutional legality, the guerrilla outbreak cannot be promoted, since the possibilities of peaceful struggle have not yet been exhausted.