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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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  • Its name commemorates the beginiing of the revolution which eventually freed Argentina from Spanish rule. It is dominated by the lovely Pink Palace, the government building where Eva Peron used to app...  more »
  • Plaza de Mayo- a square where major political events took place. Casa Rosada / Pink House (the Presidential Palace) is on the Eastern side of the square and it is where Eva Peron stood on the balcony ...  more »
  • During our visit to Plaza de Mayo, my wife and I learned about the past and current protests that have been and/or currently held at this Plaza located in the heart of Buenos Aires. It is a nice sized...  more »
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  • This is a square with lots of of restaurant and close to the old town area. Some street vendor with interesting souvenir and antique. We found a guy who was selling Mate Tea pot which he decorates with sculpture on a aluminum plate wrapped around the teapot. It is very unique and beautiful. Even if you don't have any purpose or intent for shopping, simply sit and have a cup of coffee will be a pleasant thing to kill your afternoon.
  • The centre of Buenos Aires city. If you've seen it by day try and see it by night too the buildings are lit and is rather impressive.
  • Nice clean and spacious Square and a park located very near to Major tourist attractions. There are many banks in the vicinity
  • Lugar historico de Buenos Aires, esta un poco descuidado aunque tambien se debe a la actividad que tiene diariamente que es masiva.
  • Is a beautiful plaza with fountains, and beautiful building. A places to seat and just relax.