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. 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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  • Plaza de Mayo is an historic plaza surrounded by the Casa Rosada, Cathedral, City Hall and other historical buildings. This is where Argentines gather to protest or celebrate. At the center of the...  more »
  • This is the historical epicenter of the city. I see many reviews calling it a tourism epicenter but I honestly saw very little of what I'd consider touristy, not like what I saw in La Boca. But the....  more »
  • Some of the most important buildings in Argentina's history are located adjacent to Plaza de Mayo -- Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), Catedral Metropolitano (HQ of the Catholic Church), the Cabildo....  more »
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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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