Avrasya Anı Evi

Avrasya Anı Evi ("Eurasian Memorial House") is a small museum in İzmir, Turkey.

Avrasya Memorial House
Avrasya Anı Evi
Avrasya Anı Evi is located in Turkey
Avrasya Anı Evi
Avrasya Anı Evi
Established1992; 29 years ago (1992)
LocationDarío Moreno street, Karataş İzmir, Turkey
Coordinates38°24′33″N 27°07′03″E / 38.40917°N 27.11750°E / 38.40917; 27.11750Coordinates: 38°24′33″N 27°07′03″E / 38.40917°N 27.11750°E / 38.40917; 27.11750
TypeMemorial House
Ownerİzmir Municipality
Name sign of "Darío Moreno Street" in Izmir, Turkey.

GeographyEdit

The museum is in the Karataş neighborhood of İzmir. At 38°24′33″N 27°07′03″E / 38.40917°N 27.11750°E / 38.40917; 27.11750 it is on the Darío Moreno street no 11 next to the big asansör (elevator) which connects the lower quarters of the city to the high quarters.[1]

The museumEdit

Darío Moreno (1921–1968) was a well known Turkish musician of Jewish descent. The memorial house was actually his stepfather's house. Although Darío Moreno lived only a short period in this house during the 1940s, the popular name of the house is Darío Moreno's house.[2]

İzmir metropolitan Municipality decided to name the former 302 street which runs from the boulevard to asansör as Darío Moreno Street and a NGO named İzmir Kalkınma Platformu ("İzmir Development Agency" İZKA for short) established the museum. In 2009 two busts were erected; one of Darío Moreno and the other of Enrico Macias, an Algerian born French singer who visited the museum.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Museum page
  2. ^ "Kentaşam page by Abdülkadir Hasman" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  3. ^ Turkish English page about İzmir