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Plaza San Martin

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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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Nice plaza

Nice plaza to walk around. There are benches to just sit and relax or you can walk the park and take pictures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nice plaza to walk around. There are benches to just sit and relax or you can walk the park and take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Despite the horror that wars manifest, this plaza provides a sobering reality and tribute to the men (and women) in uniform, with the monumental statue of General Jose de San Martin taking center stage. The spectacular age-old trees and lush flora, add to the serenity when one opts to take some time off, reach for any one of the ample... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I liked the wide avenues, tall and old trees, and green lawns. This is different from cramped streets of other neigborhoods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a beautiful park setting, and if you are in Buenos Aires when all the Jacuranda Trees are in bloom, it's simply a stunning place to spend a little bit of time while downtown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I spent many hours walking the streets of BA and enjoying the incredible architecture the, I found this little gem of a park and just loved it. It was so green, really well kept and heaps of park benches that you could sit on and take it all in. Even in the cold weather - 6degrees, there were many people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Another park another early morning stroll however this park was much cleaner. I do have to mention that the statues and arts on display in parks in Buenos Aires is a MUST

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of the best plaza's of Buenos Aires....seat on the grass...o en one of the many benchs,and relax...but...but...always...be alert...be aware of people,next to you....specialy,because ,the plaza is so close to RETIRO,the bus terminal and the National train statione.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A green space in the center of plenty of shopping and restaurants. Come here for a little peace and quiet, or not!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Plaza San Martin is a small and lovely park offering a space of tranquility in the center of Buenos Aires. The atmosphere is very pleasant. You can see a lot of people working in the neighborhood have lunch there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a fine plaza,and an excellent monument to St. Martin. I enjoyed coming here on a sunny day,however,it isn 't a must see destination.

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