PLACES VISITEDThe Pink HouseCongressThe May SquareThe CathedralColónTheatreRecoleta Cemantary
THE PINK HOUSE The Pink House (La Casa Rosada) is the executive mansion and office of thePresident of Argentina. The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink,and is considered one of themost emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires. The CasaRosada also has a museum, which contains objects relating to formerpresidents of Argentina. The Casa Rosada has beendeclared a National Historic Monument of Argentina.
CONGRESS The Congress of theArgentine Nation (CongresoNacional de Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. The Congress building is located in Buenos Aires, at the western end of Avenidade Mayo (at the other end of which is located the CasaRosada). The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways is marked on a milestone at theCongressional Plaza, next to the building.
THE MAY SQUARE The May Square (Plaza de Mayo) is the main square in the Monserrat barrio of central Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is flanked by Hipólito Irigoyen, Balcarce, Rivadavia and Bolívar streets. Since being the scene of The 25 May 1810 revolution that led to independence, the plaza has been a hub of political life in Argentina.
THE CATHEDRAL The Buenos Aires Cathedral(Catedral de Buenos Aires) is the main Catholic church inBuenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martinand Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolas neighborhood. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The Cathedral of Buenos Aires was rebuilt several times since its humble origins in the 16th century.
COLON THEATREThe Colon Theatre (Teatro Colon) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, acousticallyconsidered to be amongstthe five concert venues in the world. The present Colon replaced an original theatre which opened in 1857. The Colon Theatre was visited by the foremost singers and opera companies of the time.
RECOLETA CEMENTARY The Recoleta Cementary(Cementerio de Recoleta) is a cementary located in theRecoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It contains the graves of notable people, includingEva Perón, presidents of the Argentina Navy and agranddaughter of Napoleón. The cementary is built around their convent and a church, Our Lady of Pilar (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar).