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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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  • This area of BA is very historical. Sightseeing runs amuck here. The Pink House, Metropolitan Catheral (official cathedral of Pope Francis) as well memorials to marching mothers of missing children---...  more »
  • Is the main square and is the Centre of political life of BA, all the most important political events took place there.
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  • When you travel the square was with a camp of former soldiers ... had some guards can't get very close. There are some trades in back, where we did some shopping for souvenirs.
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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.
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  • Go see the Casa Rosada