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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  • I wasn't very well cared for. Sounds kind of dumped actually. Full of writings of demonstrators to everywhere.
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  • Pretty square, surrounded by emblematic buildings: the Cathedral, jewel architectural representative of an historical as well as the Town Hall, the Church age Jesuit of St. Ignatius, the block of the lights and the historical Colegio Nacional Buenos Aires. Also the historical Piramide located in the center of the square, the national flag and opposite the Casa Rosada, today seat of the national Government. The headquarters of the Banco Nación Argentina and the rest of the buildings with the traditional paths, roofed with the historical arcades.
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  • Square where you can see high historic, cultural and civic buildings. The roean; The Casa Rosada (seat of the national Government), legislature of the GRC's city, El Cabildo (seat of the patriotic Government Prime), the Metropolitan Cathedral (therein lie the remains of General San Martia)
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  • Awesome historical spot. Some barricades up but reasonably accessible. The presidential palace and the church were amazing.
  • Beautiful, great history, the Casa Rosada Museo os a must see
  • 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.
  • Historic location, many things to see around, a good starting point for touring Buenos Aires
  • All tourists visiting Argentina should walk around this historical place. Pay attention to the images printed on the ground: Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo white headscarves which symbolize their children's diapers.

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