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Americas > Argentina > Buenos Aires > Casa Rosada > Useful Info
Submitted on Jul 23, 2020 Useful Info

How to visit Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires

  • Casa Rosada is the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, even though the president doesn't actually live there. This is still where the president's office is located. It's also of historical interest as the place where Eva Perón gave the famous speech from the balcony. Additionally, the palace is a showcase of some stunning 19th-century European interior design:User submitted photo of Casa Rosada
  • You can visit the outside of the palace any time. The pink wall looks stunning in person up close
  • To visit the inside of the palace, you can do so with the official guided tour:
  • The guided tours are offered by the Casa Rosada itself, there are no 3rd party tours allowed in there
  • The tours are only available on Saturdays, from 10AM to 5:30PM. English tours are offered only once a week, at 12:30PM on Saturday
  • Tours are free of charge
  • Tours are 1-hour in duration, and will take you through all the major ceremonial areas of the palace, including the famous balcony where Eva Perón gave her speech
  • You MUST make a reservation, which you can do up to at least 1 day and at most 15 days ahead of time, through the official website at https://visitas.casarosada.gob.ar. It's a government building so you cannot just walk in for the tour. I suggest booking as early as you can because spots are limited and the tours are often booked out, especially the English tours
  • Dress appropriately as this is a government building, but no need to overdress
  • On the day of your visit, bring your passport, as well as a printed copy of your reservation confirmation/ticket. You should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour. The public entrance into Casa Rosada for your tour is the main entrance, located at the west side of the palace (this exact spot). You need to wait outside the fence, and will be called into the building when your reserved time comes
  • For the latest information you can go to the official website
  • There's also a museum attached to the palace, which you can visit every Wednesday through Sunday from 10AM to 5:30PM. It's free to visit it. The museum showcases some historical objects related to the history of Buenos Aires, and is built at the site of Buenos Aires' very first fort (and you can still see the remnants of the foundations of the fort)
  • How to get to Casa Rosada:
  • Casa Rosada is very centrally located at Plaza de Mayo, and is accessible by line A of the Subte (subway), getting off at the Plaza de Mayo station. If you're close to a Subte station, this is the best way to get to the casa. You'll need a SUBE card to use the metro system in Buenos Aires. More details here
  • Alternatively, taxis are very cheap and easy to find in Buenos Aires. Uber is also available ere too. Either of these options will only cost you USD$2-$4 to get to the theater from most areas in Buenos Aires. More details here