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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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  • Broad, tree-lined square. The Casa Rosada is pretty cute. The Cathedral is in this square too. Worth the visit.
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  • It is across from the casa Rosada, but the square in question doesn't have much beauty. Valley pass only to see the Casa Rosada.
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  • Interesting meeting this square, embraced by the Casa Rosada. A little history of the Madres de Mayo, who have lost their children to the Falklands war. Historically very important. Until today they focus and then leave groups that make political manifestation or work related.
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Google
  • 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.
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  • Go see the Casa Rosada