Casa Rosada Museum (Pink House Museum), Buenos Aires

Casa Rosada Museum (Pink House Museum), Buenos Aires (must see)

The Casa Rosada Museum is located inside the main office buildings of the President of Argentina, The Casa Rosada or Pink House. The museum has exhibits showcasing the 100 years of the Casa Rosada as the seat of power in Argentina.

The Casa Rosada Museum hosts an array of exhibits and collections of objects belonging to the rulers of Argentina through the ages. It was created in 1957 for the purpose of exhibiting presidential memorabilia. It has objects from the remains of an old fort that once stood on the site of the Casa Rosada and the Customs House designed by British architect, Edward Taylor. The Customs House was once the largest building in Argentina.

Exhibits at the museum include books, furniture, swords, uniforms, and carriages used by former Presidents of Argentina. Objects like the flatware and dolls used by presidential families are also on display. Some of the underground rooms lay beneath well-known government buildings that once stood there. An extension was built in 2011 to house a mural by the Mexican artist, Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros. There is also a section devoted to the popular Eva Peron. Visitors need to make advanced reservations for the free tours that are conducted around the museum.

Why You Should Visit:
Nice well-kept museum that complements your visit to the actual Casa Rosada. It's free and you can learn more about all the phases of the city's development. As a plus, the mural by Siqueiros is one of the artist's top works and will flood your senses.

Tip:
The free tours are totally worth it and easy to arrange, online, in advance; they are conducted in Spanish, unless specially arranged/paid for, also in advance. On a weekend, you can also visit Casa Rosada (for free as well) on a guided tour.

Opening Hours:
Wed-Sun: 10am-6pm

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Casa Rosada Museum (Pink House Museum) on Map

Sight Name: Casa Rosada Museum (Pink House Museum)
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina (See walking tours in Buenos Aires)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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