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 Piramide de Mayo is located in the middle of the Plaza de Mayo. The original structure was erected in 1811 but was subsequently significantly renovated in the middle of the 19th century when the n...  more »
  • The Piramide de Mayo is beautiful and iconic. In a city so rich in monuments and with as diverse architecture, she even gets a little overshadowed. But it's worth a trip and some photos.
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  • Monument located in the Plaza de Mayo, was built to commemorate the first anniversary of the may revolution.
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  • A monument with a big history behind...
  • The pyramid was inaugurated in 1811, one year after May Revolution, which installed a patriotic government.
  • Seemed to be an interesting monument but was under going renovation when I visited the place
  • Obelisk in the center of Plaza de Mayo erected to honor the 1st anniversary of the May Revolution.
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