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Plaza San Martin

Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #75 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: A popular lunchtime respite for business folk, this lovely park is...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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.
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London, United Kingdom
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820 reviews 820 reviews
487 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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73 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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