The presidential executive office or better known as “Casa Rosada” is located at Plaza de Mayo in the heart of Buenos Aires. The pink color of the palace gives it a remarkable look. But, did you know that you can visit Casa Rosada? And for free? A hidden secret for many.
Visit Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
Visiting a presidential palace has something unique and the guides of Buenos Aires know that, and hereby the available spaces are fast occupied. The tours in Casa Rosada are guided and with timeslots. A tour takes around 1h. We give you the best tips on how to get access.
How to get an entrance ticket?
The Casa Rosada is open for the public every Saturday. However, registration before is obligatory. The registration always starts two weeks before the actual visit date. Meaning, you want to visit Casa Rosada on January 14th? Then the registration will be open on January 1st. Follow this link. (UPDATE: the link is currently not working. I’m waiting for an answer of Casa Rosada)
English guided tours are always at 12h30 and the spaces are limited. If you want to follow the tour in Spanish, then you have more options.
An overview of how to get your free ticket:
- Two weeks before visiting the registration opens. This link.
- Tours only on Saturdays. English tour at 12h30.
- Registrate with your passport! Based on your passport they will do a check in the police databases.
- Print your tickets.
- Bring your passport when you go to visit Casa Rosada. No access without a passport.
What makes it special?
The presidential palace has a rich history. Before the Casa Rosada, there was the Fort of Juan Baltazar of Austria. The fort was demolished in 1857 and the palace was constructed in the same place.
The Casa Rosada has beautiful rooms with influences from all over the world. Also, the famous balcony of Eva Duarte Perón is open to visitors. In the meantime, you get a look where the president works and meetings are taken place with presidents from other countries. Definitely worth a visit Casa Rosada.