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Plaza San Martin

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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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Lovely area, but beware of scam artists

The area is beautiful, the statue magnificent and the old tree (part of the Banyan family is very interesting). This is also an area where the scam artist hang out and target... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
AncalagonTheBlack
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The area is beautiful, the statue magnificent and the old tree (part of the Banyan family is very interesting). This is also an area where the scam artist hang out and target tourists. We hand to fend of some while looking at the statue.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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654 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely clean and well maintained Plaza near to many down town hotels easy to find ,great for people watching ,people walking dogs ,reading ,enjoying the sunshine ,chatting or just relaxing .Although it looked as if people were about to do a fun run .Lots of massive statues .Worth a walk through .

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London
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144 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well maintained plaza is very close to Retiro station and the clock tower. It seems that most roads lead this Plaza. It's the starting point of Florida as well. I did my morning run/circuit in the plaza and was heartened to see other people doing the same. There are a few rough sleepers in the square, but they were... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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210 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of strikes happens here but if you succeed to walk there during a sunny afeternoon, just sit in the grass, and wait the the icecream vendor, and enjoy :)

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first experience of the city was on the complimentary H-Stern tourist bus from the port which cane past this plaza. We also passed it at the end of the day heading back to the port. Not photo worthy.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plaza San Martin was a surprise! It is full of historical buildings, monuments, lush trees, fountains, and also benches for taking a short break. Metro station near by.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Plaza San Martin is in the downtown district on its south eastern end. It has a small garden/park area on a small hill with view towards a clock tower and the port cranes are visible over the buildings in the distance. There is an interesting mural just off the park. The park is just large enough to be a pleasant... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Lovely park with plenty of space to explore. Best parts are far from the tower up the stairs and near an amazing Bodhi tree.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Enter it from west, from the Av.9 July downhill. First you'll spot a great red marble monument to Jose San Martin, the liberator. Then walk further downhill with beautiful blooming trees alongside to the monument for Malvinas (Falkland) victims. At the end, across the street you'll see the Clock tower and then you're close to the waterfront.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Situated in the middle of the business centre, Plaza San Martin, its a well kept park with lots to see. Its commonly visited for its old and massive trees and to see the General San Martin statue (the nation's father). It also holds a Malvinas War Monument (Falklands) with all the names of the lost soldiers and has a permanent... More 

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