Piramide de Mayo (May Pyramid), Buenos Aires

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View the historical monument of Piramide de Mayo (May Pyramid), in the heart of Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo. Inaugurated in 1811 on the anniversary of the May Revolution and renovated in 1856, it represents the oldest monument in the city. Admire the imposing 18 m (61 ft) obelisk, on top of which stands a statue representing Liberty by French sculptor Joseph Dubordieu. The ashes of Azucena Villaflor, founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo--which searched for "disappeared" relatives--are buried at the monument's base. To visit Piramide de Mayo (May Pyramid) on your trip to Buenos Aires, use our Buenos Aires journey maker website .
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  • The Mayo pyramid is located in the center of the Plaza de Mayo and was erected to commemorate the first anniversary of the may revolution is the oldest monument in Buenos Aires and is well preserved.
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  • Very beautiful monument located in the middle of the Plaza de Mayo, which refers the revolution. Is an important milestone for the Argentines. Worth a stop to watch when you're walking to the Plaza de Mayo.
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  • A monument to celebrate the first May revolution. Do not know why it is called a pyramid as there is little resemblance. The character on top is said to stand for liberty. But when you look on the gro...  more »
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  • Seemed to be an interesting monument but was under going renovation when I visited the place
  • The pyramid was inaugurated in 1811, one year after May Revolution, which installed a patriotic government.
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  • Obelisk in the center of Plaza de Mayo erected to honor the 1st anniversary of the May Revolution.
  • The magnificent !!!

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