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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Plaza de Mayo Reviews
Pracinha bacana, bonitinha. Tem esculturas na praça bacana, entrada para subterrâneo e com bastante verde e bem cuidado. Porém esta praça é famosa por conta do que tem em volta em vez da praça em si. ... more »Nice, cute little one. It has sculptures in the cool square, entrance to underground and with plenty of green and well taken care of. But this square is famous because of what's around instead of the square itself. Next to it there is the Casa Rosada, Cathedral, local bank and others being all of them old buildings, very beautiful. The day I went there was a demonstration in this square because of buenos aires politics... a peaceful demonstration.
A Plaza de Mayo registra grandes episódios da efervescência política da Argentina... caminhar naquela praça é emocionante se relacionado a esta memória. Localiza-se no coração da Cidade Autônoma de Bu... more »Plaza de Mayo records major episodes of Argentina's political effervescence... walking in that square is exciting if related to this memory. It is located in the heart of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
Probably the place with most history in Argentina. Definitely worth a stop there to get an overview of all the antiquebuildongs. I would account approximately 30-60min depending how was you walk. Probably a guide or something similar would be helpful.
The museum is very well designed and structured, with access to all people. The park is well taken care of and is a nice place to sit on the grass or a bank and see the birds and everything.
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