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Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires
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One of the city's main squares, Plaza de Mayo has long served as a hub for protests, activism, and political activity in the capital. Originally laid out in the late 16th century, the square features palm trees, gardens, and grassy stretches, all surrounded by historical buildings. The year 1810 saw the start of the nation's revolution against Spain begin here, and you'll likely see some sort of march or rally during your visit. Do take the opportunity to inspect the white obelisk in the center, a commemoration of the country's first year of independence from Spain. Make Plaza de Mayo part of your personalized Buenos Aires itinerary using our Buenos Aires trip builder.
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  • A brimming with history, surrounded by large buildings emblematic of the city, you will find a great diversity to learn, don't lift the tab to see the domes usually lost in the sight of the people.
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  • It is not a particularly beautiful square, but very important for the buildings that there is around. The downside is that often there are groups of people protesting something.
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  • Emblematic square in the city of Buenos Aires, with much history over. Here paraded the mothers of disappeared persons. It is a pity that you encounter many hurdles today and you may not appreciate its beauty
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  • Central plaza in Buenos Aires with views on the Casa rosada and other historic buildings.
  • Very historic plaza where the Casa Rosada is located and where people congregate to visit or to protest. Definitely a place to visit.
  • A beautiful place to take a walk and see buildings like the Casa Rosada and the Metropolitan Cathedral. From there, you are very close to many of the most visited streets of Buenos Aires, so it's a good location to stop and decide where to go next as well.
  • Sitio histórico
  • Go see the Casa Rosada