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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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Early morning stroll

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro

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Staying in Retiro

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Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.