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Casa Rosada

Admire the pink façade of one of Argentina’s most recognizable buildings, take a tour of its halls and galleries and visit a museum displaying political artifacts.

The pink façade and palace-like architecture of the Casa Rosada (Pink House) make it one of Argentina’s most recognizable and photographed buildings. The nation’s equivalent of the White House, the casa has been the home of the presidential offices since the 1860s. Walk in the footsteps of Argentina’s presidents and learn about the country’s political history.

Stand back and admire the architectural work and pink décor. Two unconfirmed theories explain the color choice. One is that President Domingo Sarmiento felt pink represented a combination of the colors of two rival political parties from the late 1800s. Another suggests the use of cow blood as paint, a common practice at the time, which turned a salmon-pink color when dry. Either way, the building is captivating, especially when illuminated at night by pink lights.

Join a guided tour for the chance to view presidential salons and galleries. Glimpse inside the president’s office, spot antique paintings and sculptures and admire arcaded patios and ornate furniture. Step out onto the Presidential Balcony, from where political leaders such as Eva Perón and dictator Leopoldo Galtieri have addressed the nation. The balcony offers great views over Plaza de Mayo.

Learn about Argentine history from the 1810 May Revolution to the 2010 bicentenary at the Museo del Bicentenario (Bicentenary Museum). A highlight is the Ejercicio Plastico mural by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, a 360-degree art experience. Exhibits are displayed in the vaults of the former Aduana Taylor (Taylor Customs House), which until 1894 welcomed goods and people arriving in Buenos Aires by riverboat via the Río de la Plata.

The Casa Rosada is on the east side of Plaza de Mayo, a short walk from Buenos Aires’ city center. The casa is easily reached via public buses and the metro.

Free tours take place on weekends and select public holidays. Tours last about 1 hour and are available in English. Identification is required to join a tour. The museum is open from Wednesday through Sunday and on select public holidays. Admission is free. Visit the Casa Rosada’s official website for complete tour and museum hours.


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Hilton Buenos Aires ¥16,295
Hilton Buenos Aires

Hilton Buenos Aires

Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, and Centro Cultural Kirchner. Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat and Casa Rosada are also within 15 minutes. Buenos Aires Corrientes Station is 7 minutes by foot and Leandro N Alem Station is 11 minutes.

    Savoy Hotel ¥9,580
    Savoy Hotel

    Savoy Hotel

    Av. Callao 181, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palace of the Argentine National Congress, Obelisco, and Teatro Colon. Florida Street and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km). Congress Station and Callao Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      NH City Buenos Aires ¥6,573
      NH City Buenos Aires

      NH City Buenos Aires

      Bolivar 160, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Cabildo, Plaza de Mayo, and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. Casa Rosada and Florida Street are also within 5 minutes. Bolivar Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cathedral Station is 2 minutes.

        Claridge Hotel ¥5,894
        Claridge Hotel

        Claridge Hotel

        Tucuman 535, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this romantic hotel is steps from Florida Street and Galerias Pacifico. Teatro Colon and Luna Park are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station and Lavalle Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Unique Art Madero ¥3,465
          Unique Art Madero

          Unique Art Madero

          Chile 80, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Puerto Madero, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, Plaza Dorrego, and Women's Bridge. Casa Rosada and Cafe Tortoni are also within 1 mi (2 km). Buenos Aires Independencia Station is only a 3-minute walk and Buenos Aires Belgrano Station is 7 minutes.

            Exe Hotel Colón ¥4,135
            Exe Hotel Colón

            Exe Hotel Colón

            Carlos Pellegrini 507 Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this hotel is steps from Obelisco and Teatro Colon. Florida Street and Palacio de Justicia are also within 10 minutes. C. Pellegrini Station is only a 2-minute walk and July 9 Station is 3 minutes.

              Unique Palacio San Telmo ¥3,465
              Unique Palacio San Telmo

              Unique Palacio San Telmo

              Moreno 606, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casa Rosada and Cafe Tortoni. Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum and San Telmo Market are also within 15 minutes. Belgrano Station and Bolivar Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Tango de Mayo Hotel ¥9,060
                Tango de Mayo Hotel

                Tango de Mayo Hotel

                Av. de Mayo 1396 , Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palace of the Argentine National Congress, Obelisco, and Casa Rosada. Saenz Pena Station is only a 2-minute walk and Lima Station is 4 minutes.