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Monday, June 8, 2009


The Government House, the “Pink House”, located only 6 blocks walking from Hostel Colonial, where executive branch set as a daily work place despite president house resides in Olivos neighborhood in the Province of Buenos Aires.
Designed by the architect Carl Kihlberg who also designed the opposite post office, use to be the “Viceroys” house during the “Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata” in time of the Spanish colonization. constructions were end and complete in 1868.
Today know as state house, faces the Plaza de Mayo Square, primitive scenery from where in 1580 Buenos Aires was founded by Juan de Garay.
Why pink? Well, the president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento command to paint the government house in pink with the purpose to reconcile the country red and white political parties mixing their colors. Another curious as original to prevent effects of humidity so it was painted with bloods cow.
Has a balcony that served as a podium for most Argentine presidents and a number of other historical figures.
Eva Perón died inside this palace in July 26, 1952.
Nowadays behind is located the museum founded in the 90´ during the controversial Carlos Menem presidential period which required some excavations.

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