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Plaza San Martin

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #101 of 294 attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
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... more » 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. « less
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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 attraction reviews
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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Barcelona, Spain
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I actually come here very often as it is close to where I work. It's a very nice square, in front of the Torre de los Ingleses (English Tower) and hosts a monument to the Malvinas War. It is very well kept and fit for a picnic, outdoor reading and a few pictures. However, watch out for muggers and be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

a really nice place in the city to rest a moment in front of the rio de la plata.r located near the army museum (to visit) at the beginning od santa fe bd.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Good to visit during the day and probably best as part of a group as we were on a walking tour. Situated north of the pedestrian zone of Florida St, this leafy park and plaza is a bit of a relief after the traffic of Ave. 9 Julio and Ave. de Mayo. It’s a very pleasant area with shady places... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I´ve heard from a lot of people about the awful reputation of this beautiful place. I just have one thing to say about that. If you look like a tourist, here or anywhere in the world you a re going to get mugged. Don´t bother if you dress like a classic tourist with your khaki shorts and your flower shirts... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This park is in such a cool part of the city (where Florida street spills out) and it could be so regal if there weren't so many dodgy figures hanging out in the grass or on the benches. Surprising since there are many points of interest in the park and close by. Robberies are common here and I know of... More

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