Plaza Rivadavia, Bahia Blanca

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Visitors and locals alike flock to Plaza Rivadavia, a picturesque and vibrant square at the heart of the city. Take in the striking aesthetic of the large and symmetrically organized gardens, whose style derives from French landscaping. Pay special attention to the plaza's focal point, a statue of Argentina's first president, Bernardino Rivadavia. This towering monument is flanked by four other statues, donated to the city by Israel and England. Afterwards, head across the road to the gleaming colonial town hall. Make Plaza Rivadavia part of your personalized Bahia Blanca itinerary using our Bahia Blanca vacation generator.
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  • Many years ago my children's pediatrician told us that when he arrived in the city had to be tied hat in the wind. People crossed the square and just outlined a grin. No longer as well. The wind has abated and the place is very crowded by different age groups, tourists, people that strollers rest to solcito, children playing, from pets. The wind bike is sometimes seen, but there are also many wonderful sunny days where you can be in banks, playing cards, enjoy a snack, work on the manicured grass. There are very beautiful and ancient trees. Shadow and Sun. It is a beautiful place to stay a while and observe. There are magnificent buildings around the Plaza.No visit it if goes here. There are also vegan artisans offering their productions and there are always shows and funny things happen. It is a place with life.
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  • Large... neglected... insecure... Best.. .and cut way by it... ideal is to skirt it many thieves... lurking... Theft... Need a good landscaping don't talk... When street vendors... messy... left the venue in a disastrous state
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  • Plaza Rivadavia is the main square of the city. Although it is called this way since 1880 as a tribute to the first President of the Argentine people it was only in 1902 it turns into an open square. Its symmetrical design is typically French. In the Center there is a monument to the memory of Bernardino Rivadavia and there are also other two monuments donated by the English community (as opposed to the Columbus Avenue) and other Community Jewish (in front of the Irigoyen Street), on the occasion of the first Centenary of the Foundation of the city. Opposite the Town Hall, there is a monument to Colonel Luis Cantoni, the second Mayor of the city. There is also a monument to the mother. Around this square are, in addition to the Cathedral and the main building of the municipality, other buildings particularly interesting from the architectural point of view, at other times in our country. During weekends runs a craft on one of the trails monument fair to Bernardino Rivadavia: opened in 1946. The pedestal is of travertine marble. At the top, the figure known as "The offering" Crown the monument. A young woman with an outstretched hand carries a bowl. He is looking to the municipality and with their backs to the Cathedral in allusion to the anti-clerical policy of Rivadavia. About face South is the figure in bronze of the first Argentine President holding papers in your left hand (Rivadavia as statesman), the face looking to the Church is a sculptural complex which is known as "The charity" in memory of the Foundation of the charitable society in 1823 by President Rivadavia. A mother with a naked child made in bronze reinforces the concept of civility against the religious. Towards the Irigoyen Street, two women a dressed and the other half represent civilization and barbarism and to the Avda Colón two male figures, Atlanteans with indigenous features. The English source: Gift of the English community that opened in 1928 on the occasion of the first Centenary of the Foundation of the city. At that time the English community was economically the strongest in the city because of the presence of large companies in that country related to railways and the port as a result of the cooperation agreement of 1825 between Great Britain and Argentina. Source in marble of Carrara has a plant treboliforme, with four pillars holding up a torch each and topped by an obelisk of 5 meters high with carved in relief on its top. The low reliefs are inspired by the friendship, Commerce and navigation between both countries at that time. To the front there is a child within the source and a head of a lion that supposedly were to ever throw water. The source is now without water monument to Baron Mauricio Hirsch is best known as the monument of Jews was also located in 1928 as a tribute to the city in its centennial. It was the first tribute that was carried out in the country to the Baron Hirsch, philanthropist founding Colony who helped that many Jews could leave Europe punished by war, bound for the colonies of our country. Marble has four faces dedicated to agriculture, industry, science and the Baron Hirsch. Monument to Colonel Luis Caronti: in memory to this neighbor of the city who died in 1917 that was the second Mayor of the city. At his death he donated all his fortune to the Rivadavia library and the Municipal Hospital. Located opposite the City Hall, was opened in 1928 and the Colonel is represented with a book under his arm and a robe of Roman tribute. Monument to the mother: opened in 1969 near the playground industry is finished in varnished cement and stone.
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  • The center of the town. Nice place to walk or sit and relax.
  • Ok
  • Nice plaza.
  • Good park
  • Where the hoodrats hangout...