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.
Create an itinerary including Plaza de Mayo
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Plaza de Mayo Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,172 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Plaza de Mayo is Ground Zero for Buenos Aires tourism. Many of Argentina’s most memorable events took place in this square: Evita’s speeches from the balcony of Casa Rosada, the Argentine air force.....  more »
  • Stopped here on our city tour. Our guide explained all the various histories associated with the Plaza which made it very interesting. It was good to see the Balcony where Eva Peron made her speech...  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Buenos Aires

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Buenos Aires

See all ›
4.1
Duration:1 h
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:2 h

Historic Sites in Buenos Aires

See all ›
4.3
Duration:2 h 30 min
3.0
Duration:6 h
4.5
Duration:1 h
4.6
Duration:1 h

Hidden gems in Buenos Aires

4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:8 h
4.4
Duration:1 h
4.3
Duration:2 h

Side trips from Buenos Aires

4.6
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Buenos Aires

4.8
Duration:1 h
4.8
Duration:30 min
4.2
Duration:1 h
4.4
Duration:1 h
5.0
Duration:3 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:30 min
4.6
Duration:8 h