Museo de La Casa Rosada | Casa Rosada Museum
Hipólito Yrigoyen 219 (@ Balcarce); Tel. +(011.54.11) 4344.3802
Get up close and personal with the most famous edifice in Buenos Aires at the Museo de la Casa Rosada. Photo by Greg Roden.
Located inside the Casa Rosada is the Museo de la Casa Rosada. Here you’ll find the presidential seat of Santiago Derqui, the presidential banner of Juilo Argentino Roca and many other expected items such as flatware, furniture, and dolls of past presidential families. Temporary exhibits frequent the museum including a remembrance of Eva Perón 50 years after her death, performance by the National Folklore Ballet, an exhibition of ritual Bolivian clothing, and 100 years of history inside the Casa Rosada. Exhibits often change, so call ahead for more information.
Tours of the house and museum are offered, both of which will inevitably provide you with some fun presidential facts. Ever wonder why the Casa Rosada is pink? Historically, it was painted with pig’s blood. Thankfully they have abandoned that tradition and today traditional paint is used. No matter what your pleasure, the Casa Rosada is great entrance into the complexities of Argentine culture and politics and a good step towards making sense of it all.
—Museo de La Casa Rosada | Casa Rosada Museum review by Gena Mavuli