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Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada © Andrzej OtrÄ™bski
Casa Rosada © Andrzej OtrÄ™bski

The famous Casa Rosada is iconic, rousing images of fiery political rallies or the tragic romance of Eva Peron. The Italianate-style mansion is front by palm trees and fountains, its edifice painted pink when it was converted into a presidential palace. The building has since been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina. Today, the building houses a small basement museum, and each evening, a small platoon of mounted grenadiers emerges from the guardhouse to lower the flag on the plaza, adding a touch of pomp and ceremony to the striking building.

Address: Hipolito Yrigoyen 219, Plaza de Mayo

Telephone: +54 11 4344 3600

Opening times: Museum: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Sundays 2pm-6pm. Guided tours are available.

Admission: Free