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La Casa Rosada
(English: The Pink House
) is the official executive mansion of Argentina
. Nevertheless, the President normally lives at the Quinta de Olivos
, a compound in Olivos, Buenos Aires Province
. Its characteristic color is baby pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires
. It also has a museum, with objects related to the presidents of the country
. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina
The Casa Rosada sits at the eastern end of the Plaza de Mayo, a large square which since the 1580 foundation of Buenos Aires has been surrounded by many of the most important political institutions of the city and of Argentina. The site, originally at the shoreline of the Río de la Plata, was first occupied by the "Fort of Juan Baltazar of Austria," a structure built on the orders of the founder of Buenos Aires, Captain Juan de Garay, in 1594.
The President sits at his or her office on a seat known as the "Seat of Rivadavia." The seat itself did not actually belong to Bernardino Rivadavia, the first President of Argentina; but is instead an homage to the early statesman.
Did you know...
is a barrio
or district in Buenos Aires
. It is located between Alvarez Thomas av.
, Forest av.
, De los Incas av.
, Virrey del Pino st.
, Cabildo av.
, Jorge Newbery st.
, Crámer st.
and Dorrego av.
This neighbourhood offers a vast amount of contrast and opportunities. There are large and tall buildings that go from the Crámer street to Avenida Cabildo
and traditional houses up to three stories. This district has become a busy one with lots of pedestrians and cars that go about on the streets. This neighbourhood is mainly residential, with some non-residential areas like the classification yard
in the north-east zone, the fairs in the south-west (where until late 60's there was another classification yard) and the UCA grounds in south-east.
The Colegiales Athletic and Social Club is probably the neighborhood's favorite social venue. Located on 2860 Teodoro García Street, it was famous in decades past for Roberto "Polaco" Goyeneche's frequent Tango recitals there. Colegiales was also home to the city's first cinema, "Las Familias." The cinema was probably better-known, however, for the people who had it built than for its distinction as a historical first. Though now a distant memory, the colorful Anselmis entertained generations of locals with their namesake circus on Lacroze and Cabildo Avenues.
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