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Plaza San Martin

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Address: San Jeronimo & Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Argentina
Description: Dating back four centuries, this lively plaza features fairs and...
Dating back four centuries, this lively plaza features fairs and exhibitions, and includes a statue of its namesake, General San Martin, a colonial-style cathedral and a 17th-century cabildo, or clubhouse, once used as a police headquarters.
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The streets around the square are pedestrian oriented, so a good area to to a little stolling or people watching. The square is nothing special, but is well maintained and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Alberta , Canada
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Alberta , Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The streets around the square are pedestrian oriented, so a good area to to a little stolling or people watching. The square is nothing special, but is well maintained and reasonably clean. The usual centrepiece statue, and a Catedral on one side, worth spending a couple of hours here. Sadly lacking a good choice of restaurants and cafes, but there... More 

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The Netherlands
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32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was hoping to see a clean plaza with a lot of terraces, bars and restaurants. Not here. One beautiful tree and a lot of people and a lot of noise. Nothing special.

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Salsipuedes, Cordoba, Argentina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was planned by Lieutenant Governor Lorenzo Suárez de Figueroa in 1577, four years after the founding of the city, when the first urban layout was performed. It covers an apple and is named in honor of one of the main heroes of Argentina and the Americas. In the square, we can find a wonderful equestrian monument bronze sits on... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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42 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is THE center of the city. You find all kind of shops and banks all around without mentioning restaurants and nice attractions. One thing that you HAVE to do... is to watch the floor!! Yes... there was a president, Julio Argentino Roca, (you can meet him in the 100 pesos note!) that said that people walked looking at the... More 

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Byron Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This plaza is centrally located in the ‘bario historico’. It features a beautiful cathedral, giant wire sculpture, statue and park area. It is well designed and very popular with the locals, who sit around on the park benches and on the steps of the cathedral. Definitely worth a visit. You’ll probably stumble on it as we did, as you wander... More 

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Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

You can find in downtown a place, where mysteries of ancient times are exposed as if they where an everyday event.The whole atmosphere is dreamy , full of colours. The best hour to visit it is at sunset. The fusion of Colours is outstanding. You can not miss the spectacle!you wil find, iron , statues, bronce, green leaves. woods, lights,... More 

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BRASILIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

What marks it out from the others is the size. Enormous. Wander around it to visit the several historic high spots (Cathedral etc).Also wander the nearby pedestriased streets, full of cafes and bars and places to eat (of the Burger variety). you will probably glimpse the old double-deck London city tour bus too (circa 1949), which plies the outer regions... More 

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tchrs
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The square are mentioned by others is nothing special, but the cathedral and other historic buildings that surround it give a picture of the history of Cordoba. The square was busy with people shopping, rushing to and from work and those waiting for bus transport. You can also take a double decker bus tour of Cordoba that leaves at 6pm... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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124 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The square itself is nothing special but it's right in the middle of most of the main attractions so you're bound to end up in it. With so much history surrounding it people will generally get to it at some point.

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Brasil
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

There you can see all sorts of people, from various places in Argentine and the world ( on their way to Mendoza and to Chile. It is full of life and colors.

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