Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires

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A cool and lush oasis at the heart of town, timeless Plaza San Martin features green lawns and giant trees, national monuments, fountains, and historic buildings, including a 33-story Art Deco structure. This area of the city, which once served as a slave market, a military fort, and a bullring, gained its current appearance in 1936. French landscape architect Carlos Leon Thays designed the public walkways around the statue commemorating the nation's father, General San Martin. See the memorial to the young Argentineans who died in the Falklands War on the downhill side of the park. A visit to Plaza San Martin represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Buenos Aires holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Beautiful square, with beautiful monuments and a tribute to Argentines killed in the Falkland Islands war, sad. But, it's worth a walk.
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  • July 15, 2017
    There's a metro station in the Plaza. It is well wooded. In winter, it is common to see the inhabitants of the city sitting on the benches with their mates. In the summer, becomes a place where people take Sun.
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  • July 14, 2017
    In the heart of the city, a wooded area and clean, with one of the most beautiful views of the capital. Perfect place for a relaxing break.
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  • June 12, 2017
    It's really well taken care of. Has a great view and many architecture sightseeing
  • March 18, 2017
    Lovely place to be on a sunny day. A green space on the center of the city. Good to visit also if there is a special exhibitions.
  • June 21, 2017
    One of the most beautiful squares in Buenos Aires, with a gorgeous view and a lot of nice shops and buildings around
  • February 14, 2017
    One of my favourite plazas in the city, even if you don't get to know the stories from a local expert, it is still lovely plaza to get to know. Situated at the end of the pedestrian shopping strip 'Florida'
  • May 24, 2017
    Nice view of buenos aires

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