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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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In front of La Casa Rosada

This square is located in front of the pink house so you won't miss it. There are beautiful sculptures and it is one of the best spots to take pictures from La Casa Rosada. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This square is located in front of the pink house so you won't miss it. There are beautiful sculptures and it is one of the best spots to take pictures from La Casa Rosada. It is a nice walk from here to the Obelisk Monument at Av. 9 de Julio.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the Plaza de Mayo you feel the past history. Plaza de Mayo contains the May Pyramid, a statue commemorating the May Revolution and Argentina’s independence from Spain, installed in 1811. Plaza de Mayo is an important focal point for political life in Argentina and is where most of its political institutions are housed, including the Casa Rosada from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm glad we visited but there isn't much to see here. Somewhere to visit once, in good weather, take some pictures and then move on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square or place in the central Buenos Aires tells chapters from the history of Argentine. Throughout history it has been the place where different groups of citizens have demonstrated, not least against very oppressive regimes. It is also the place where women and widows of their disappeared husbonds and sons in brutal phases of the history demonstrated, and in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is both an area for governing and protesting. We were particularly touched being here. Our knowledge about the protests of Las Madres in the quest for information about Los Desaparecidos made this visit very heartrending. It is an important stop in Buenos Aires. Read the history and visit the plaza. Additionally, included in the area is La Casa Rosada... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Located in front of the Casa Rosada it is the place where people gather to protest whatever; from mothers of the disappeared, to the veterans of the Malvinas war. It isn't very large, but all streets seem to lead to it. There is a permanent encampment of Malvinas veterans there and a number of homeless people hang out there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The square is OK but there are more interesting places to visit in Buenos Aires. The cathedral and changing of the guard every couple of hours from 0700 are worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A nice square surrounded by lovely buildings. The area is full of tourists so therefore is reasonably safe. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Taking a wander around this area is a remarkable experience. There were protests on the days we were looking to visit and, with all due respect to those protesting, it did add to the experience. If you are close to this area then it is certainly worth looking around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

it's a nice place to wander around and people watch. there's also a train station right in the plaza which is convenient. I sat on the fountain wall for a couple hours just watching people

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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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