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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 Past and the Present

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not a beautiful as I hoped it would be. Might have been visiting in the wrong time periods, because the statue was covered with a cloth of maintenance or something. Also a part of the square was closed with fences. Too bad.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Main plaza of Buenos Aires, and the place where free walking tour ends. However, when I was there, it was blocked so I had difficulty taking pictures because some steel plates were caught in my photos. If you need some plugs for your cellphone or other electronic devices, you can go there and buy one with less than 3 USD.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe we were here at the wrong day, but I didn't fee safe here - one of the few moments in Buenos Aires. A scam artist clearly came over to talk to me in front of Casa Rosada, and my wife and I were eyed intently by a bunch of guys while walking around the square. The square itself is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting spot filled with history. The pink house, the cathedra and the protesters. On Sundays the San Telmo Flea market comes right up to the square here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were barricades ready to go up at a moment's notice and armored vehicles just in case, but mostly it was a delightful day and people were everywhere. A number of tents were set up with protests for various causes, but I know this is mild compared to the history this plaza has seen. The presidential palace only offered tours... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 29 November 2016

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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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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