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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  • Nice, cute little one. It has sculptures in the cool square, entrance to underground and with plenty of green and well taken care of. But this square is famous because of what's around instead of the square itself. Next to it there is the Casa Rosada, Cathedral, local bank and others being all of them old buildings, very beautiful. The day I went there was a demonstration in this square because of buenos aires politics... a peaceful demonstration.
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  • Plaza de Mayo records major episodes of Argentina's political effervescence... walking in that square is exciting if related to this memory. It is located in the heart of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
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  • The central square of the city, partly also framed with beautiful buildings such as the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, the Banco de la Nacion, the Town Hall and the Cabildo, is a wonderful starting point to explore the city. When we were there, there were protests again, which partially closed areas. This should be accepted, as there is a lot of protest in Argentina. However, a visit is especially worthwhile in fine weather, as the buildings are then particularly beautifully illuminated.
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  • Probably the place with most history in Argentina. Definitely worth a stop there to get an overview of all the antiquebuildongs. I would account approximately 30-60min depending how was you walk. Probably a guide or something similar would be helpful.
  • The museum is very well designed and structured, with access to all people. The park is well taken care of and is a nice place to sit on the grass or a bank and see the birds and everything.
  • English language tour was scattered and contained fairly bland information. The tour guide really meant well, but had a strong accent, spoke quickly, and used tons of filler words which made it hard to understand. The palace is alright, but is in a bit of disrepair and you did not get to see much.
  • Amazing architecture, wide open space and historically and culturally rich. Stroll around to see workers, commuters and tourists all enjoying the weather and the view. The subway (Subte) takes you right down there (the D line stops at Cathedral station which is the end of the line) so you can't miss your stop. The locals are friendly and you can sit there with a sandwich and a drink and watch a little bit of a different world go past you...
  • Beautiful and historical location to visit and learn more about the history of this location. Seeing people repaint make it seems peoples never forget. A great place to go in the morning or evening! Take a good Cortado near the location. Beautiful place and great location!
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