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"Casa Rosada" Casa Rosada Tip by Maggies

Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires: 52 reviews and 64 photos

  Casa Rosada
by Maggies

Casa Rosada and its famous balcony has been the scene of many political events, particularly during the regime of the Juan and Eva Peron. It served as a government house since the late 19th century and soon it was enlarged by merging with the adjoining Customs and Post Office building. About the same time President Sarmiento decided to paint it pink to please the opposing political parties whose emblems were red and white. Some say that the original pink colour came from cow blood used in the paint to protect the building from humidity.
The president doesn't live here now, but rather commutes by helicopter every day. Well, true enough that driving through the city would take him quite lots of time.

Address: Balcarce 50, 1064 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Directions: Plaza de Mayo
Phone: +54 11 4344-3600

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2005
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