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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  • The Plaza de Mayo is a vast beautiful square with some fountains, and very nice design statues, and pillar, which is surrounded by Chatedral, some museum and the government building. It is a must visi...  more »
  • Beautiful square, but no big deal, there could be more trees, benches to sit and enjoy the view. On a sunny day is very hard to get there.
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  • This is a nice square to look at the buildings and do some people watching on the many benches. The purple trees are beautiful. There was also a craft market on when we come on a Sunday.  more »
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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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