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While the Argentine president doesn't actually reside here, the Pink House on Plaza de Mayo is the focal point for much of Argentina's history. Supposedly painted with cows' blood and representing a blending of the red and white hues of Argentina's two original political parties, the landmark has seen its fair share of political protests. It was from the Casa Rosada's second-floor balcony that former first lady Eva Perón rallied hundreds of thousands of descamisados (shirtless workers) into a frenzy on a regular basis. Free, guided tours of the presidential palace take place weekends and bank holidays at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; make sure to book in advance online.

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While the Argentine president doesn't actually reside here, the Pink House on Plaza de Mayo is the focal point for much of Argentina's history. Supposedly painted with cows' blood and representing a blending of the red and white hues of Argentina's two original political parties, the landmark has seen its fair share of political protests. It was from the Casa Rosada's second-floor balcony that former first lady Eva Perón rallied hundreds of thousands of descamisados (shirtless workers) into a frenzy on a regular basis. Free, guided tours of the presidential palace take place weekends and bank holidays at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; make sure to book in advance online.