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Casa Rosada

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Casa Rosada is a palace located in front of Plaza de Mayo that serves as the headquarters of the National Government. This imposing pink building occupies the site where the Fort of Buenos Aires was erected in 1580.

Visiting Casa Rosada is free, but you need to book a turn online in advance. You can do so through the official website of Casa Rosada or through the app BA Tours.

Casa Rosada is open to visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The guided tours last about an hour and are offered in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

To get to Casa Rosada, you can take the subway line A and get off at Plaza de Mayo station, or take any of the buses that stop near the square, such as 7, 8, 22, 24, 28, 29, 33, 50, 56, 64, 74, 86, 91, 93, 103, 105, 111, 126, 130 or 152.

The tours of Casa Rosada include visiting the main rooms and halls of the palace, such as the White Hall, where the presidential ceremonies take place; the Blue Hall, where foreign dignitaries are received; the North Hall, where portraits of former presidents are displayed; and the Presidential Office, where you can see the desk used by several presidents.

Some of the things to see in Casa Rosada are the Patio de las Palmeras, a beautiful garden with palm trees and fountains; the Galería de los Patriotas Latinoamericanos, where paintings of important figures from Latin America are exhibited; and the balcony facing Plaza de Mayo, where famous speeches have been given.

Some tips for visiting Casa Rosada are: arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time; bring your ID or passport; wear comfortable shoes and clothes; and respect the security measures and instructions of the guides.

Some prohibitions for visiting Casa Rosada are: smoking; eating or drinking; taking photos with flash; touching or moving objects or furniture; entering restricted areas; and making noise or disturbing other visitors.

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