RESERVATIONS Find a Restaurant in Your City
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
The Basics
Getting Around
Kids Attractions
Climate Info
Travel Articles
Buenos Aires hotels With so much to do and see in Buenos Aires, it's easy to find the right hotel.
Popular City Guides

Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada

One of the world's most famous balconies juts out of Argentina's Presidential Palace, known as the Casa Rosada. The pink building has been the scene of many a political rally, particularly during the regime of the notorious and tragic Juan and Eva Peron. The building began life as a fort in 1594, and was turned into a castle-like centre for colonial government in 1713. Additions and changes were made to the building until 1857, when the building was demolished and the Casa Rosada we know today was build. However, it wasn't always pink. The Italian style building, fronted with palm trees and fountains, was painted pink when it was converted from a Customs and Post Office building into the presidential palace. President Sarmiento decided to appease opposing political parties by merging red and white into a pink colour scheme for the palace. The building has since been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina. Today the building houses a small basement museum displaying some
Address: Hipolito Yrigoyen 219, Plaza de Mayo
Telephone: (0)11 4344 3802
Transportation: Metro to Plaza de Mayo
Opening Time: Museum: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Sundays 2pm to 6pm. Guided tours are available
Admission: Free

Check-in Date




Travel guide by (c) Globe Media Ltd. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above. Luxury NEWS >