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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  • Before you visit the Plaza de Mayo, it tries to read a bit about the history of Argentina because the major events of our history took place here, since it was the site of the Foundation. That said, please note that is the place where manifestations occur / complaints policy, so your visit will depend on the day (choose a weekend if possible). Sights: La Casa Roasada (which can be visited free on weekends), the pyramid of may, the statue of Manuel Belgrano, the Bank of the Argentina nation (free entrance), the Palace of el Diario La Prensa (also known as the Palace of Government of the city of Buenos Aires - free tours at different times), the Metropolitan Cathedral (where lie the mortal remains of General San Martín - try to see the changing of the guard in his grave - free), the Cabildo.
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  • A pity that now is in remodeling, not seen anything. I hope soon to finish since it is one of the major, as well as there being the casa Rosada and the cabildo to visit as mandatory stops.
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  • The central square in Buenos Aires. Surrounded by important government buildings-like the Presidential Palace, but also the Church-Cathedral. And the middle part of the Green, relaxing. A beautiful place in the heart of the capital of Argentina.
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  • Plenty of history here. The story about the mothers who walk around the plaza de mayo on mondays (i think) is a sad story but makes the plaza feel more important to me when i visited. Its a shame young anarchists and anarco-communists graffiti on the buildings and write rude slurs on the banks and riot barriers
  • The plaza is currently undergoing a major renovation which basically has the entire plaza closed. There are no clear views of the pink house due to the construction fencing. Loks like it will be awhile before you will be able to stroll there again.
  • Looks like it should be a really nice square, too bad there were heavy reconstructions underway when I was there. If you want to see 'las madres de plaza de Mayo', make sure to be here on Thursdays at 15:30
  • A real tourist trap in town 😂 tourists shops, tourists food, tourists alike. I guess some people must enjoy it though.
  • This was amazing. Too learn about the history in Argentina was life changing. You must visit Plaza de Mayo!
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