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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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Gran Hotel Argentino
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Gran Hotel Argentino

Carlos Pellegrini 37, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street and Obelisco. Teatro Colon and Casa Rosada are also within 15 minutes. Mayo Avenue Station is only a 2-minute walk and Piedras Station is 3 minutes.

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    Ker San Telmo Hotel

    Ker San Telmo Hotel

    Av. Paseo Colon 455, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Buenos Aires Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Casa Rosada, Women's Bridge, and Centro Cultural Kirchner. Plaza Dorrego and Cafe Tortoni are also within 1 mi (2 km). Plaza de Mayo Station is 7 minutes by foot and Bolivar Station is 10 minutes.

      Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel ¥10,273
      Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel

      Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel

      Junin 1727, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Recoleta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Recoleta Cultural Center. Plaza Francia and El Ateneo Grand Splendid are also within 15 minutes. Pueyrredon Station (Santa Fe) is 16 minutes by foot and Callao Station (Cordoba Av) is 17 minutes.

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        Apartment located in the Historic District, in front of Plaza de Mayo

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        Hipolito Yrigoyen 434, 1D, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in El Centro, this apartment building is steps from Cabildo, Plaza de Mayo, and Casa Rosada. Florida Street and Luna Park are also within 15 minutes. Bolivar Station and Plaza de Mayo Station are within a 2-minute walk.

          NH City Buenos Aires ¥7,459
          NH City Buenos Aires

          NH City Buenos Aires

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

            Located in El Centro, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casa Rosada and Cafe Tortoni. Centro Cultural Kirchner and Women's Bridge are also within 15 minutes. Bolivar Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cathedral Station is 2 minutes.

            Hilton Buenos Aires ¥13,349
            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.

              Che Telmo Guest House
              Che Telmo Guest House

              Che Telmo Guest House

              Adolfo Alsina, Buenos Aires, BUE
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in El Centro, this hotel is steps from Cabildo and Plaza de Mayo. Casa Rosada and Florida Street are also within 5 minutes. Bolivar Station and Plaza de Mayo Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                NH Collection Buenos Aires Centro Histórico ¥10,056
                NH Collection Buenos Aires Centro Histórico

                NH Collection Buenos Aires Centro Histórico

                Bolivar, 120, Buenos Aires
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in El Centro, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casa Rosada and Cafe Tortoni. Centro Cultural Kirchner and Women's Bridge are also within 15 minutes. Bolivar Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cathedral Station is 3 minutes.