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Plaza San Martin

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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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A nice plaza,and a good statue

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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takeitallin14
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a good meeting spot, I met the bike tour guide here. Pleasant historical Plaza that has a really nice view, and is good area to just relax.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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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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80 helpful votes 80 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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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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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