Experience – Buenos Aires, Argentina: La Casa Rosada
- Address: Balcarce 50, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Balcarce & Rivadavia) (Google Maps)
- Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Recommended Time: 2 hours
- How to arrive: By car, walking
- Price: Free
- Website: casarosada.gob.ar
- Tours: Free guided tours in English are available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 2.30pm. Reserve your Casa Rosada tour here.
- Ideal Month(s): October – April
Casa Rosada, one of Buenos Aires’ most recognizable landmarks, sits on the eastern side of Plaza de Mayo. The building’s color is the result of President Domingo Sarmiento’s orders to paint the building pink as a symbol of unification between two warring political factions, the federales (represented by red) and the unitarios (whose color was white). While the President doesn’t actually live here, the Casa Rosada houses the government’s executive branch. It’s from the balconies here that Eva Perón famously preached to throngs of impassioned Argentines.
The Casa Rosada is fairly accessible to the public. Admission is free, and half-hour tours are available