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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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  • The Plaza de Mayo is a historical site that must be visited. In its surroundings you'll still visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and the casa rosada. On Sundays the San Telmo fair begins in Plaza de Mayo and stretches for several blocks. Therefore, I think the ride to Buenos Aires will not be complete if I don't visit this site.
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  • Here, every Thursday, from 1976, gather until today the "mothers of the dictatorship", whose children disappeared during the repression. Is at least one fine example, especially to the countries where it rejects the atrocities of authoritarianism lived during the dictatorship. A lesson to other Latin American countries that ignore their own history and currently have such fragile democracies.
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  • If you have a complaint or a protest to perform, this is the place! Stage of the great revolutionary events of Buenos Aires.
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  • 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.
  • Sitio histórico
  • Go see the Casa Rosada