We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website
Description: A popular lunchtime respite for business folk, this lovely park is...
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$48*
and up
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Districts
Top Rated
$37*
and up
Best of Buenos Aires Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 390 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Most recent review
Interesting Venue. Weekend Favorite Of Locals.

This park has a few different sections but all of them have mature vegetation with magnificent trees. The grass can be spotty in some sections as the locals frequent it to relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
432JamesD
,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This park has a few different sections but all of them have mature vegetation with magnificent trees. The grass can be spotty in some sections as the locals frequent it to relax or have parties/fairs on weekends. The statue of General San Martin, conqueror of the spanish invaders, is ornate with several directions of virtue or battlefield gallantry. It is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
69 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It's a small park at a busy intersection. The monument to St Martin is nice and is surrounded by pretty trees and flora. There were also several homeless people sleeping on the benches and we were bugged by several young guys who wanted us to donate to some cause - they weren't dangerous but just bothersome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This plaza is big enough to sit in or lie on the grassy areas without being crowded by other park visitors. Lots of trees, space and a great place to stroll, or lounge around or eat left-overs from El Establo pizza and pasta from the night before.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This park was right in front of our hotel, it's beautiful and perfect for taking a break during a summer walk. The wonderful trees provide enough shade to go all over the park and have a great time. It also has a view of the "tower of the english" and is right by avenida Florida.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We enjoyed the park, and of course the architecture surrounding it. We walked here after shopping on Florida, so it was a welcome break. The trees there are nearly works of art themselves.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

You gotta see it to believe it. The most gnarly trees in the world are in Buenos Aires and this park has one of the biggest and best.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
1,295 reviews 1,295 reviews
823 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Plaza San martin is a lovely green square in downtown Buenos Aires. It is in front of the Palacio San Martin and offers a fantastic oasis of peace and tranquility in the city center. Well worth visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Top Contributor
1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
1,083 attraction reviews
679 helpful votes 679 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Really nice urban park, attracting a diverse and friendly crowd - businessmen brown-bagging it, shoppers with their purchases, tired tourists, young backpackers. Great place to hang out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buenos Aires
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
16 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Located high on a bluff overlooking the Puerto Madero neighborhood and the River Plate, The Plaza San Martin is in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires. Situated at the northern end of Florida Street pedestrian Mall, it is a place where downtown workers and shoppers often go for some relaxation. With a history dating back to the 18th century, today... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

THere were many benches under many huge, old trees. Many police around and great view of the English tower. Subway entrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Plaza San Martin also viewed

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 

Been to Plaza San Martin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Plaza San Martin and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Plaza San Martin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?