Tour of the Casa Rosada

The US might have the White House, but Argentina has the Pink House. The Casa Rosada at the eastern extreme of the Plaza de Mayo is the seat of the country’s government, where the President and her staff work. On weekends, you can tour the building for free.

Tour of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires

Unlike America’s White House, the President doesn’t live inside the Casa Rosada. But very much like America’s Jennifer Lopez, the building is most frequently photographed from behind. The front of the Casa Rosada faces towards Parque Colón, and people taking pictures from the Plaza de Mayo are actually admiring its boomin’ rear facade. The back balcony is where Eva Peron delivered her famous speeches.

Casa Rosada Guard in Buenos Aires

Evita’s presence still looms large over the Casa Rosada, which is more correctly known as the Casa del Gobierno. Along with a huge group of about 60, mostly Argentinians, we were led the premises around by a decoratively outfitted soldier. There was a gallery of important South American leaders, a gorgeous courtyard with a fountain, classic artwork on the walls and stunning interior architecture. We were able to get out onto the balcony, and look out over the Plaza just as Evita once did. I’ll give you one guess what song I was humming. We were even allowed entrance into the President’s office.

The house’s strange color has a poetic meaning of its own. Pink was chosen as a way to soothe relations between rival political parties, by symbolically mixing their colors: red and white. It looks beautiful, particularly at dusk. The Casa Rosada has been the heart of Argentine politics since the country’s founding.

More Casa Rosada Photos:

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  • Pink house in Buenos Aires
  • Casa Rosada entrance in Buenos Aires
  • Front view of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
  • Casa Rosada Skylight
  • Casa Rosada inside stairs
  • Casa Rosada garden
  • Casa Rosada fountain
  • María Eva Duarte de Perón  painting
  • Juan Perón painting Buenos Aires
  • Stained Glass Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Casa Rosada Palm Garden Buenos Aires
  • Taking the Casa Rosada Tour in Buenos Aires
  • When Argentina was rich
  • View from the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
  • Architecture Arch Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Casa Rosada Obelisk
  • Office Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Photos inside Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Horse statue inside Casa Rosada
  • Golden Lights Casa Rosada
  • Casa Rosada Ballroom
  • Casa Rosada Buenos Aries
  • Casa Rosada coat of armor
  • Folding chairs Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Microphones from the 70ies in Buenos Aires
  • Lion Architecture Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Interior Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Offices Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
  • Naked silver lady Casa Rosada
  • Busk Casa Rosada
  • Balcony Guard Buenos Aires
  • Argentina stone sun
  • Is the Casa Rosada really pink?
  • Casa Rosada Buenos Aires License Photo

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  1. Maite

    Great pictures!! It’s great the pink house! Did you see the elevator? it’s a masterpiece!!

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