Can you tour La Casa Rosada?

Tours of the Casa Rosada are free but must be booked in advance. English-language tours are held on weekends only. The Casa Rosada and the surrounding Plaza de Mayo are wheelchair accessible.

Does the president live in La Casa Rosada?

Normally, the President lives at the Quinta de Olivos, the official residence of the President of Argentina, which is located in Olivos, Greater Buenos Aires….

Casa Rosada
Main façade as seen from Plaza de Mayo
Location in Buenos Aires
Alternative names Casa de Gobierno (“House of Government”)
General information

Why is the Casa Rosada pink?

As the first legend states, the Casa Rosada’s pink is the result of the mixing of cow’s blood into white paint, which was meant to protect the building from the ravages of Buenos Aires’s humid climate. Like the Customs House, the Annex (Argentina’s first Casa Rosada) is long-gone.

What is the Casa Rosada known for?

pink colour
The Casa Rosada, or the presidential palace, is one of the most emblematic buildings in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Known for its unique pink colour, this palace has been at the focal point of much of Argentina’s history.

Where is Eva Peron buried?

Eva Perón/Date of burial

As for Eva Peron’s body, in October 1976 it was finally taken from Los Olivos and placed in her family’s mausoleum in Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.

What flag is blue and white with a sun in the middle?

flag of Argentina
flag of Argentina. horizontally striped blue-white-blue national flag, with a brown-bordered central golden sun. Its width-to-length ratio is 5 to 8..

What is the capital of Argentina?

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent’s southeastern coast.

Why is the Plaza de Mayo important?

The Plaza de Mayo has always been the focal point of political life in Buenos Aires. Its current name commemorates the May Revolution of 1810, which started the process towards the country’s independence from Spain in 1816.

What country has presidential Pink House?

Dominating the Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada – or pink house – is the seat of the Argentine national government and houses the president’s office.

What is the Cabildo Buenos Aires?

The Cabildo of Buenos Aires (Spanish: Cabildo de Buenos Aires) is the public building in Buenos Aires that was used as seat of the town council during the colonial era and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Today the building is used as a museum.

What is Argentina capital city?


How old is Eva Peron?

33 years (1919–1952)
Eva Perón/Age at death

When is the English tour of Casa Rosada?

• English tours are on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. The website says you must book 15 days in advance and sometimes is full. If this is the case, you can just try to show up at the right time and you may get lucky. Make sure you have your passport. • Cost: Free!

Where is the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires?

Take a Stroll through the Casa Rosada. Sitting at the edge of Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada is one of the most iconic buildings in Buenos Aires. With its pink façade and palace-like design, the governmental house has served as the backdrop to countless numbers of protests, famous speeches and significant moments in Argentina’s history.

Who was the only president to live in the Casa Rosada?

The central archway was designed by Italian architect Francisco Tamburini, who was also responisble for the original design of the Colon Theatre, and was completed in 1890. The only president to live in the Casa Rosada was Roque Sáenz Peña, between 1910 and 1914.