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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  • Plaza San Martin is dedicated to the general who is an Argentinian national hero and did much to liberate both Peru and Argentina from the Spanish. His statue is impressive. There is also a memorial t...  more »
  • This is a good sized park that is a good spot to sit down, have a nap and relax. There are some trees and such like so in the centre of summer it's also somewhere to get shade if you want to get out o...  more »
  • This large park is a great place to walk through or just sit down, take in the views or people watch. Even though my wife and I visited on a cloudy day, it was very scenic. We particular enjoyed the S...  more »
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  • It's really well taken care of. Has a great view and many architecture sightseeing
  • La plaza mas bella de buenos aires, sin duda alguna. Sus desniveles, senderos son una invitación a pasear tanto en la semana como los sábados y domingos. Allí además está el monumento a los caídos en la guerra de Malvinas.
  • 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.
  • 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'
  • Nice view of buenos aires