CASA ROSADA - CASA DE GOBIERNO
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In 1580, Juan de Garay chose this place to build the fort of Buenos Aires. In 1717, the fort was replaced by the Castillo San Miguel with its drawbridge, which stood on the current Plaza de Mayo. This palace became the seat of executive power under the presidency of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento in 1868. Legend has it that its pink colour was the result of a compromise devised by President Sarmiento: the two political forces of the time had white (the Unitary) and red (the Federalists) as their symbols. The following century, some renovation work was carried out, but the main structure of Casa Rosada remains the same until today. It should be noted that a regiment of grenadiers guards the residence: every day the changeover takes place at 7 am.
Salón de los Pueblos Originarios. Inaugurated in 2014, this fair is located on the ground floor of the palace. It pays homage to the First Peoples of Argentina through an exhibition of plastic and digital works. The one that opened the doors to a great indigenous genocide is finally giving way to those we never hear about ... Indeed, the president at the time, Cristina Kirchner, had ordered the removal of the statue of Christopher Columbus (then placed behind the Casa Rosada) and the redesign of the room to "put these stories that no one has told us about the culture, the knowledge that there was in these original peoples," she said when she launched the idea.
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Free admission. Guided tour Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Museum open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
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