About La Casa Rosada
First To Review: Dana
May 3, 2012
A must go. Not for its resemblance to the US white house, but for the history connected to the plaza in front of it. when Argentina suffered a military dictator in the 70`s, a group of mothers marched the round center of the plaza, while wearing white bandanas. It was a peace-gesture and plea to end the then common practice of letting politically unwanted people dissapear. You can see drawings of the white bandanas on the plaza. Furthermore it is a good place, if you want to venture into the arty and alternative San Telmo with its weekly markets. Beware of pickpockets and the occasional narco-junkie and better do not go at night without real locals!
Nov 4, 2008
The Casa Rosada (The pink house) was built at the eastern end of the Plaza de Mayo in 1873, a large square which since the founding of the city of Buenos Aires has contained the top political institutions of Argentina. The building was constructed over the foundations of an earlier customs house, post office, and fortress. Its balcony, which faces the square, has served as a podium for many figures, including Eva Perón, who rallied the descamisados from the balcony.
May 3, 2012
One of the most amazing place on earth. It has so much tragic history due to the events that happened during the Dirty War period (1976 - 1983). To this day, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo) still protest in front of the building every week. These are the mothers who lost their children during the Military rule. Despite the tragedy behind it, La Casa Rosada is a wonderful place to visit.