Piramide de Mayo (May Pyramid), Buenos Aires

(3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. See Piramide de Mayo (May Pyramid) and all Buenos Aires has to offer by arranging your trip with our Buenos Aires vacation planner.
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  • It is located on the square in front of the Casa Rosada and the Cabildo, is a small, simple, but beautiful, you end up going through it when visiting the Casa Rosada.
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  • As a monument isn't all that great, but it is very important for the history of argentina and accounts for its independence.
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  • The Pyramid of May is beautiful, but it is currently undergoing some renovations which means it's not the best time for some photos...  more »
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  • Obelisk in the center of Plaza de Mayo erected to honor the 1st anniversary of the May Revolution.
  • Very good monument
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  • :/ If you are looking for a great monument this is not
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  • A pedaso of history
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  • Local importante para os Argentinos.