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Plaza de Mayo

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The political center of the country, this famous plaza is the location of...

The political center of the country, this famous plaza is the location of the well-known balcony of the Casa Rosada from which Eva Peron addressed adoring crowds of workers.

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The heart of the city

Once again who has not heard of Plaza de Mayo and the Plaza de Mayo mothers that still protesting in the square asking for the details of their children they lost during Videla... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again who has not heard of Plaza de Mayo and the Plaza de Mayo mothers that still protesting in the square asking for the details of their children they lost during Videla dictatorship. The square it is very pretty and surrounded by impressive buildings as Casa Rosada so between the historical value and the very aesthetic composition it is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of BA is very historical. Sightseeing runs amuck here. The Pink House, Metropolitan Catheral (official cathedral of Pope Francis) as well memorials to marching mothers of missing children--- all a part of the history of this country. Subway stop available.

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Niles, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small open space next to the pink house where Evita addressed her people. There is a women's march there every Thursday. It isn't particularly pretty.

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Niles, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read up on the Lost Children and the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo before visiting here. Its location is key because of the Pink House (Casa Rosanda) located near it and where government power was located when the mothers began their protests. It is not an impressive site and can be visited in less than 15 minutes. We were there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the heart of the city and as such a 'must see'. It is where protests are held and the signs of this are evident.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were struck by the presence of the political voices of Argentina and the sense that democracy was in action. There were protests and demonstrations throughout the city and very much in evidence at this governmental centre; however, it was also clear that there was mutual respect for the various voices being raised and the alternative views of the way... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the plaza is worth a visit because of its rich history, most people spend five or ten minutes there and then move on. There's not terribly much to see, aside from Casa Rosada, unless there's a protest going on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

All around this area are historical monuments and buildings. Most of the buildings seem to date back to the 18th century and are quite grand.We gazed skyward and started clicking our cameras in typical tourist fashion and as usual we couldn't capture all. Its unforunate ,however,the city seems to be plagued with graffetti and nothing is spared .Not even these... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This plaza has seen a wide number and variety of events over the years and shows some wear now. When we were there, there were temporary fences blocking a large area. However, I was impressed by the story of the women who come to the plaza every Thursday afternoon to march in protest and in remembrance of their children who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I've seen nicer Plazas but this one is particularly interesting due to the social and political activism that goes on there.

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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