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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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This plaza plays an important part in the history of Buenos Aires. The buildings around the plaza include the cathedral where Pope Francis was before he became the pope. The... read more

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

This plaza plays an important part in the history of Buenos Aires. The buildings around the plaza include the cathedral where Pope Francis was before he became the pope. The building that is the national bank is the old Teatro Colon. The pink building is where the president lives. The plaza is where there are often demonstrations by the citizens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old plaza in the centre of the city near many attractions. Nice to sit and relax and watch tourists and locals bustle by

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Only a small Plaza but big enough to relax and enjoy. So many other important and historic sites and buildings that all radiate from the avenues leading from here. Be prepared for the crowds, and on many days there will be various protests taking place here. Certainly worth a visit to appreciate the history and beauty of this amazing city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The natives pronounce this as Paza Macho - which can be quite confusing. We went there twice in the 6 days we were in Buenos Aires. The first time as part of a guided tour and the second by ourselves, I suppose the hub is the presidential offices where Eva Peron delivered her speeches but there is also tucked away... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza De Mayo is located in the area of Montserrat Bario and is an important historical part of Buenos Aires. The origins of this plaza date to 1580 and has always had political significance because of its location. The Plaza is today so named to commemorate the May Revolution of 1810; this was the first step in Argentina gaining independence... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A large square so not much in the way of intimacy or atmosphere, but very historic & still the site for Argentinans to protest Surrounded by historic buildings that are on your must see list

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by gorgeous architecture and loads of monuments it's certainly a beautiful square. It's a shame there was a constant police presence with barriers installed but it's easy to look beyond that. There was minimal street entertainment going on which was surprising and a few more cafes along the sides would have been nice in the sun but otherwise it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On one side is the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo on another and the famous Piramide de Mayo obelisk in the center. Famous for large gatherings and protests. Today it's a must photograph site. Take lots of photos but watch out for camera snatchers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a welcome breather here whilst admiring the buildings around you , snapping pictures of the cathedral , the pink house ( government house where Eva Peron stood on the balcony in the film ).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge square where the 1810 independence revolution against Spain occurred and dice then it is the place where big events happen it contains the pink presidential palace, cathedral,city hall and others

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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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