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Casa Rosada and Edificio Libertador, Buenos Aires

Adjacent to the Plaza de Mayo stands the Casa Rosada (Pink House), the seat of the executive branch of Argentina’s federal government. The structure was completed in 1898 after the State House and Central Post Office were connected with an Italianate archway. The balcony where Evita Perón addressed the public can be seen in the first view below. Not far from Casa Rosada stands a monument to Christopher Columbus which was constructed in Italy, disassembled, and reassembled in Buenos Aires. The base of the monument included figures representing Civilization, Science, Genius and the Ocean. East of Casa Rosada stands the Edificio Libertador (Liberator Building) completed in 1938 and housing the Ministerio de Defensa (Defense Ministry). And yes, this is still Christmastime and even the Defense Ministry displays a nativity scene. Continue reading

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Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires

I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 30 in plenty of time to celebrate the coming of the New Year. On my first day, I explored the Plaza de Mayo and the Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires (Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires). Plaza de Mayo is named for the date when Argentina declared its independence from Spain, May 25, 1810. The cathedral was built on the site of the original colonial church and was completed in 1827. Continue reading

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