|Casa Rosada: Argentina's Presidential Office Building|
We arrived just before 10am when the tours started and were luckily in the first group of 30 people. Just after we received our passes the line grew into a long mass of people awaiting to enter so a perfect example of the early bird getting the worm! Throughout the building there were various rooms dedicated to certain time periods, people, and causes which is very similar to the White House. It was a nice display of both Argentinian political history and also the impact of women in this culture. Eva Peron again dominated the attention of the tourists with many taking pictures with her paintings and pictures as we toured. We were able to walk out on the balcony where she addressed the Argentinian people. Overall, it was a good tour, even though it was only in Spanish. At the conclusion, the tour guide actually sang the first two or three verses of the "Don't Cry For Me Argentina", which was a very good rendition of the song performed by Madonna for the movie Evita.
|San Martin's tomb|
|San Telmo Sunday Market|