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Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada

Quick facts

Casa Rosada is famous presidential palace in Buenos Aires. This pink colored mansion offers guided tours. Tours are offered in Spanish and English, and they are free of charge. Make sure to book your tour by visiting the website. An experienced guide will take you around the public areas of the palace, and you can see the amazing architecture, passages and regal atmosphere of the house in all its splendor on the inside.

The palace has been at the center of much of Argentina’s turbulent history and it is one of top attractions of Buenos Aires.

The building has three floors on Balcarce Street, while the connected Casa Rosada Museum on Paseo Colón Avenue has four floors and a basement stretching over almost one block.

The palace was declared a National Historical Monument in 1942, exactly ten years before famous Eva Peron died and became as important a symbol for the Argentinians as the building from which she gave her addresses.

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The Casa Rosada was built on the site of a fort built by the Spanish in 1580 and used by the colonial viceroys of Spain. After independence, British architect Edward Taylor renovated the fort into a customs house, and President Bartolomé Mitre chose the edifice as the seat of his administration in 1862.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, his successor, later extended the structure and is said to have ordered it to be painted pink in a bid to reduce political tensions by blending the colors of competing political parties.

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Interesting facts about Casa Rosada

Here are some interesting facts about this historic landmark: 

  • This is actually not a residence of a president, it is an executive mansion.
  • The palace is made of several different buildings.
  • The legend has it that pink color is a result of a compromise between main political parties whose trade mark colors were red and white.

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Last Updated on June 20, 2021 by Admin @ gotravelyourself.com