Friday, February 3, 2012
Cristina Kirchner is one cool cat.
Apparently on Sundays it is free to see the Casa Rosada which is the Argentinean equivalent to the white house; so a friend and I headed down to check it out! It was so beautiful and rich. There was golden plating, an open courtyard, a red velvet personal elevator, great pieces of art and more in this huge architectural icon.
The tour was about an hour long and included all the important rooms such as Cristina`s office, the announcement room, the publicity room etc. I really enjoyed one of the hallways which was lined with caricatures of past presidents from newspapers and such. It shows that the government in Argentina has a sense of humor. I recommend anyone coming to Buenos Aires to hit up this fun AND free tour.