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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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A popular lunchtime respite for business folk, this lovely park is bordered...

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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Better at day time that at night

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 along for money. Nevertheless an attractive square

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 swayed by the stairs, it's worth it when you get to the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

You will walk a lot if you are a budge traveler. I traveled Buenos Aires during the summer so I sweated a lot and got tired very easily. This was one of the parks that I took a time to rest and refreshed myself. Good place to lie down and sip some juice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Plaza San Martin is one of those centrally located parks in Buenos Aires that I think most people aught to swing through during the explorations of the city. My wife and I visited here one late morning in November, found ourselves a park bench, and spent well over an hour people watching and soaking up the atmosphere. I think this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Located at the upend of the Florida street, this square is popular among locals for picnics and outdoor activities.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, very close to Calle Florida, the shopping area. The statue to San Martin is quite impressive and worth a quick look and photo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a large park, very beautiful, and full of life. Whether for a morning walk or a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, it is great for people-watching.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were very surprised when arriving to Buenos Aires how many nice park there is. This is one of these park. There are two major monuments in this park and both are nice but nothing phenomenal. The best thing in this park is the very large tree in the Florida end of the park. Here it is perfekt for a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's a nice getaway after a long of day of walking. It really is just a park and nothing spectacular, so don't go out of you way to visit it.

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