Photographer's Note

The Government House called also The Pink House, its located on the east side of Plaza de Mayo, dates back to the early 19th century, though officially the house of executive power since 1862 – even though it wasn’t until 1880 that Buenos Aires was designated the country’s capital.

The pink salmon color is said to have come from Sarmiento's attempt to bring peace between the Federalists and the Unitarists parties in his 1868-1876 term. The Federalists were the "red" party and the Unitarists were the "white" party.

Another more interesting theory is that the Casa Rosada is pink from the use of bovine blood as a coloring agent. Whichever story is true, the building is certainly pink! Eva Peron (Evita) rallied the Argentine people from the balcony of the Casa Rosada, as did her husband Juan Peron and many other politicians who have convened throngs of Argentines in the Plaza de Mayo over the decades.

Unlike the White House, the President does not actually live here, the real residence is about 12 km to the northwest in the suburb of Olivos.
On the south side of the building is a museum holding exhibits dealing with the many Argentine presidents.

There is also a colorful changing of the guards every two hours from 07:00 to 19:00

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