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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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.
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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
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
59 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 helpful votes 76 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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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1,317 reviews 1,317 reviews
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509 helpful votes 509 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.

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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.

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Buenos Aires
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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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.

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