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Plaza San Martin

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #94 of 317 Attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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California
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622 reviews 622 reviews
456 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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.

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Buenos Aires
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Vitória, Es
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164 reviews 164 reviews
73 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beautiful square where was a big screen to watch the world cup matches. Really beautiful just near to the central area of Buenos Aires and beside the Arms Museum. There are great restaurants in this area.

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Plaza San Martin is a beautiful park in Retiro where we met the guide (Vicky) for our evening walking tour of Buenos Aires. It is surrounded by three old palaces including what is now the Circulo Militar. The area is very safe and we saw lots of young couples enjoying the evening and kids playing soccer. A good vibe when... More

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toronto
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Basic latin american plaza/park. Great spot to take a cab to, because it puts you at the end/beginning of Calle Florida wher you can walk on traffic free streets with tons of vendors and cafes etc.

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Barcelona, Spain
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30 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

It is a real pleasure to take a stroll in Plaza San Martin, really more a small park than a plaza. The lawn and infrastructure is impeccable and you can isolate yourself from the traffic around. Then just hop in for coffee at nearby Torcuato & Regina.

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kent
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Another area that the local council have got to grips with and upgraded. Lovely trees and plants grace the area and there is a fenced off area just for dogs. The Falklands Memorial (on which they recently found many names of people who were not even killed in the war!) is at the bottomof the park and there are views... More

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SF, California
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51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Located at the end of Florida Street the park provides a needed rest from the crowds. Yes it is true that many of the benches are occupied by the homeless but the park is well maintained and we used by the general public. Probably best visited during the day as with most big city parks of the world. We really... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I actually come here very often as it is close to where I work. It's a very nice square, in front of the Torre de los Ingleses (English Tower) and hosts a monument to the Malvinas War. It is very well kept and fit for a picnic, outdoor reading and a few pictures. However, watch out for muggers and be... More

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