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
The pink house is in this area, also the first agency of the Bank of Nation, a huge Argentinian flag is in the middle of the plaza and there are some monuments to take great pics! more »
Plaza de Mayo is an historic plaza surrounded by the Casa Rosada, Cathedral, City Hall and other historical buildings. This is where Argentines gather to protest or celebrate. At the center of the... more »
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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