Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

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. Take a look at our Buenos Aires day trip planning site to schedule your visit to Plaza de Mayo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Before you visit the Plaza de Mayo, it tries to read a bit about the history of Argentina because the major events of our history took place here, since it was the site of the Foundation. That said, please note that is the place where manifestations occur / complaints policy, so your visit will depend on the day (choose a weekend if possible). Sights: La Casa Roasada (which can be visited free on weekends), the pyramid of may, the statue of Manuel Belgrano, the Bank of the Argentina nation (free entrance), the Palace of el Diario La Prensa (also known as the Palace of Government of the city of Buenos Aires - free tours at different times), the Metropolitan Cathedral (where lie the mortal remains of General San Martín - try to see the changing of the guard in his grave - free), the Cabildo.
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  • A pity that now is in remodeling, not seen anything. I hope soon to finish since it is one of the major, as well as there being the casa Rosada and the cabildo to visit as mandatory stops.
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  • The central square in Buenos Aires. Surrounded by important government buildings-like the Presidential Palace, but also the Church-Cathedral. And the middle part of the Green, relaxing. A beautiful place in the heart of the capital of Argentina.
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  • Great place to visit on a sunny day. Some days have demonstrations; it's part of the atmosphere. No violence happens here, just discussions of public welfare. The scenery is fantastic with many people eating lunch outside.
  • Gorgeous public area. However, be aware that there are scheduled protests happening on weekdays, which may block views and paths. Ideally, less people are out on Sundays.
  • You can access the plaza from the east/sea side as it is surrounded by government buildings and a fence. I suggest entering via side streets and from the west. Perfect for photos and that is about it
  • Nice square with a lot of space for family and kids to visit and take pictures, it's really well preserved and taken care of, the lighting at night is really beautiful, nice place to just go and hang there, chat for a while and have a snack while you do, the downside is that a lot of protests takes place around it or on the square itself, other than that, awesome place
  • Full of Argentina history it's a must seen. Try to find out the history of the area (long to explain in a post). In this Plaza the cathedral is located where it's buried the national heroes and "libertador" of Argentina and other south American countries.
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