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Plaza Italia

Address: Av Santa Fe 4000, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #198 of 237 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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California
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1,223 reviews 1,223 reviews
787 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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.

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Martinez, Bs As, Argentina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The location of the Plaza is more exciting than the Plaza itself. There are lots of bookstores (some with English titles) in and around the Plaza. It is conveniently located across the street from the zoo and the botanic garden. It's close to the US Embassy, the Japanese Garden, the Planetario, and spacious parks. The Plaza itself is no big... More

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New York City, New York
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70 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Plaza Italia has lots of little shops and in the middle had books sold. It is a decent area to visit. I found other parts of the city to be better.

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