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A popular lunchtime respite for business folk, this lovely park is bordered by the San Martin Palace and the Plaza Hotel, and includes a huge monument to General Jose de San Martin.
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  • Poor2%
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plaza San Martin is dedicated to the general who is an Argentinian national hero and did much to liberate both Peru and Argentina from the Spanish. His statue is impressive. There is also a memorial to the Argentinians who died in the Falklands war. The...More

Thank djpend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good sized park that is a good spot to sit down, have a nap and relax. There are some trees and such like so in the centre of summer it's also somewhere to get shade if you want to get out of...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large park is a great place to walk through or just sit down, take in the views or people watch. Even though my wife and I visited on a cloudy day, it was very scenic. We particular enjoyed the San Martin monument which is...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a beautiful park, near the water and it's the beginning of Florida street, a famous "walking" street filled with stores and restaurants. This is a must area.

Thank wildrio
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The attractively leafy Plaza San Martin is located in Retiro neighbourhood. From the top of the natural cliff, you can get a panoramic view of Retiro and Puerto Madero districts. It is also surrounded by impressive public buildings. The highlight of this plaza is the...More

Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Plaza San Martín is a park located in the Retiro neighbourhood of the City. French landscape architect Carlos Thays designed the Plaza which is surrounded by some of the City's most impressive public buildings. It is named after the hero of Argentinian independence. The Plaza...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Situated near San Martin Palace and English Watch Tower this plaza is on a small hill. Like a small park, many trees keep you in the shade. Some interesting monuments to the military Has a small dog park that attracts many owners

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I like this plaza together with the nice buildings and monuments included in them but certainly it is nicer during the day in a sunny day than late at night when it can be a bit hairy with a lot of homeless people be people...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Plaza San Martin is one of the most peaceful places in Buenos Aires. Half of it is situated on a little hill which gives a lovely view on top of everything else. Perfect place to relax and read a book.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

What a sweet little park in the middle of a very busy cosmopolitan city. Plenty of places to rest ones feet after all your walking. There is a dog park with agility equipment but unfortunately there were no dogs there when we visited. Don't be...More

1  Thank pglaw
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings
combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to
make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy
sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to
and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied
by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the
port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest.
One minute you are walking down a street dotted with
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