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“Political history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #72 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Missions, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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Owner description: The political center of the country, this famous plaza is the location of the well-known balcony of the Casa Rosada from which Eva Peron addressed adoring crowds of workers.
SF bay area
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Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
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“Political history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We visited with a guide which really made this place much more interesting. She explained the history of the white scarves painted on the pavement and pointed out the balcony on Casa Rosada where Evita gave her famous speech as well as where Madonna was filmed (she was not allowed to be filmed on the balcony where Evita had been). We would have like to tour Casa Rosada which is open for free tours on weekends.

Visited September 2013
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“So much history and symbolism.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Many grand buildings surround this square reflecting many different styles. The Presidential Palace, Mayor's Offices etc etc. A true beating heart of a country.

Visited November 2013
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“A great open public space in the heart of BA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The plaza is now usually decided in two by a fence that crosses the plaza between the 8th of May statue and the casa rosada.
So you have the quiet casa rosada side with 4 police vans making sure nothing happens.
On the other side of the fence the political demonstrations take place, with banners, placards, protestors, and peddlers of all sorts.
As long as you are here you might as well see it, as part of a walking tour of downtown BA

Visited November 2013
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“Good place for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Busy with people both local and not. Easy to get to by subway. Historical area of town with lots to see. Casa Rosada, Metroplitan cathedral and many other important site all within easy walking distance.

Visited November 2013
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“interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A must visit for a feel for Argentina's past. Surrounded by the governor's house where Evita (and Madonna) stood on the iconic balcony, a beautiful cathedral and permanent demonstrations. Try to visit around 3.30 pm each day for the march of the mother's who lost children to the junta and who still march daily to remind everyone and to continue the search for the now grandchildren of which some have been reunited with their families and justice is being done for them. Some of the women are very elderly and frail but continue for the cause. Inspiring to see younger members of family continuing. Some lovely architecture around

Visited October 2013
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