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 symbol than the struggle of everything that happens in this country, takes place in the plaza de mayo, I recommend making a tour guided by the place, there is much to talk about and learn about it, if you come to buenos aires from cultural trip , you got that go to meet the more argentina.
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  • Point of demonstrations and protests of the Argentine people. Magnificent architecture site, moreover, there are several mementos as crosses and markings of the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.
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  • My story about Buenos Aires I always want to start with a square in May. It is believed that it was founded by Juan de Garay, who restored the settlement following the resignation of Pedro de Mendoza and the destruction of his Indians. It was on this square was the announcement of the resignation of the viceroy of the Río de la Plata and the establishment of the first junta of the independent State. In memory of these events has been installed in the Centre of the square pyramid, and May the snow-white closer to home-monument to General Belgrano, who took an active part in the preparation of the revolution and logged the first junta. Go to the square, the Cathedral, the Town Hall (Cabildo), the pink house (President's House), the National Bank. Area of recalls and the tragic events of quite recent past. After the fall of the dictatorship of the late 70 's in the square regularly gather the relatives of the disappeared in those years missing people. On the asphalt painted white headscarf and black figures. History of Argentina, distant and near, here it is, on the square in May.
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  • An interesting spot at the heart of government and the heart of the city itself. Admire the Casa Rosada, the office of the President, and see what political groups are gathering on the square. Often the scene of mass protests but common sense should dictate when to stay away.
  • It's a really interesting place. There you will find the Pink House and a lot of stories. It's in the centre and close to lots of other attractions. Must visit when in Buenos Aires.
  • Besides ARG people said "that it is most ugly square in Bs", dont buy it, it is buitiful place and it is full with ARG history, if you want to know about ARG history, please go to this place.
  • The Casa Rosada, the presidential office, is near here. There are public tours of Casa Rosada. You must register online and provide your passport or DNI. Then you need to show your passport or DNI before going on the tour.
  • A wonderful places of historical events and so it is a very beautiful place to stay Just be careful to avoid manifestations of people. This is a must see place for tourists.

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