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Address: Av Santa Fe 4000, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Saw it about a minute

I was staying in Palermo and caught the subway at Plaza Italia. I saw the statue, homeless people, and traffic. In about a minute I saw all there was to see.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Okemos, Michigan

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Okemos, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I was staying in Palermo and caught the subway at Plaza Italia. I saw the statue, homeless people, and traffic. In about a minute I saw all there was to see.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Plaza italia is good to come, see, take photo and leave. Many homeless and other "people" around. Take care with your values. Many stores and restaurants at few blocks.

Thank MAU1967
Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is just a statue surrounded by what is a poor excuse for a plaza. I agree that it is just a place to make bus or subte (subway) connection. It's not a place worth visiting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Its completely a mess, insecure and full of awfull people around! Not nice for tourist, nor for locals!! Its a very dirty place and not made for sightseeing. It´s just a square with a beautiful statue but thats it. It´s main purpose its to connect the main buses.

Thank Sofia C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Plaza Italia is one of those no-places where people ran across it wthout much time to enjoy the square features. The main reason is the fact that Plaza Italia is in front of three of the main attractions of Buenos Aires: the Botanic Garden, the Zoo and La Rural, a complex for several expositions. Just have a look at it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

This is much more of a monument than a plaza. What the statue has to do with Italy or Italians was not clear, but the figures were quite dashing.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

If you happen to be popping up here after taking the Subte (subway) then yes, look for 30 seconds at the statue. The plaza itself is dirty and sometimes homeless people hang out there. Not a scenic locale and not worth the look unless you're in the neighborhood for something else. Or if you're an equestrian statue enthusiast then I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Accessible via metro. Average plaza with large statue. Not as touristy as Plaza de Mayo or Plaza de la República. I wouldn't go out of your way to see it, but if you're going to Zoo Luján via the buses that stop there, the local zoo, or the botanical garden you will see it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Not much to see here. We were only here to meet a free walking tour (find it on trip advisor). The park is extremely small (not sure how it can even be called a park) and the statue in the middle has graffiti on it.

Thank m_218
Martinez, Bs As, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is what you will find. Lots of traffic! The monument of Garibaldi isn't astonishing. The entrance to the botannical garden and Zoo are "on" the Plaza, as well as the Rural. It has a good second hand book fair to one side which is interesting mainly due to the lost editions you can find.

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