DE MAYO , BUENOS AIRES.
May Square (Translated). The Civil
Buenos Aires, where the most important intitutional
buildings are located: Casa de Gobierno or Casa Rosada
(Government House or Pink House) built up between 1860
and 1880; the magnificent Banco Nación (Bank
of the Nation), the Cabildo where the first argentinian
government is born in 1810 and the Cathedral, amongst
The "Plaza" has been the scene of multiple
historic events. Presidential speeches, in the balcony
of the "Casa Rosada", revolutions, workers
protests, rebelions, coup d'etats, ; Eva Perón,
the communication of the Malvinas "Falklands"
war and a lot of different relevant events in the argentinian
history. The area Catedral to the south is one the one
that streches between Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo. There
you can see peculiar passages, XVIII century churches
and convents, also this part holds the best tango shows
and modern music perfomances, some of them with dancing
and dinner inclusive.
The Pink House ( Translated ). Head of office for the
presidents since 1862. The building is compose by joining
two primitive constructions, identical and joined together
in 1885 by a central arch. The historical Balcony is from
1900 and for the Argentinians represents more than a simple
balcony. It is the symbol of the institutional power and
witness of the most important events. It was officially
opened by presidnet Julio Argentino Roca in 1902. It is
also famous due to the speeches of President Juan Perón
and his wife Eva Perón.
de San Martin guard change, are every day at 7,9,11 am
and 1,3,5,7 pm.
also pay a visit to the Museum of Casa Rosada, with more
than 10,000 historical parts regarding the different presidential
OF BUENOS AIRES
The ancient Cabildo is from 1600, and from
then has been remade (more archs had been added) and in
its original form. The first 'Criollo" governement
has been established here and the first antecedent of
the first signs of independence of Spain, called the Revolución
de Mayo (the May Revolution), on may 25th, 1810.
has a museum, where you can see the printing typography
of Viceroy Vértiz from late XVIIIth century.
The Cathedral has been faced many changes. From its collapse
and rebuildings, till the actual appearance that comes
from 1823. Neoclasic style, with 12 columns in corintian
order, representing the 12 apostles. You can find inside
the Mausoleum and the mortal rests of General Don José
de San Martín, the Father of the Nation. Highly
Rivadavia St and San Martin St . Mondays to Fridays from
8 am to 7 pm. Saturdays from 9 to 12 am and 5 pm to 7:30
pm , sundays from 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7.30 pm .
one of the best achievements in urban architectural planning.
A testimony of the Buenos
Aires during the first three decades of the century