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Plaza San Martin

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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A popular lunchtime respite for business folk, this lovely park is bordered...

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.

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Nice green space

This is a nice park in a central location with some interesting monuments and architecture in and around it. Worth a trip through if you are in the vicinity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a nice park in a central location with some interesting monuments and architecture in and around it. Worth a trip through if you are in the vicinity.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This busy square in the heart of Retiro gives you a good overview of Buenos Aires bustling action and has several architectural gems in its vicinity worth a visit.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

As we were walking back to the tour bus, a man grabbed (and cut) my purse which was strapped across the front of my body. We played tug of war with it before he ran off. After filing a police reports, we discovered that this happens often - even when you are aware of your surroundings. They prey on tourists... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice green lungs and an oasis of peace amid the bustle. Park seemed rather quiet. Had nice views of the surrounding landmarks and sights, and within close walking distance of hotels and shopping areas.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

One of the oldest and most traditional plazas in Buenos Aires city. Located downtown, near to Retiro's railway stations and the begining of Florida street. Very clean and recently redesigned, very big and old trees, great views, this is a must see park in Buenos Aires. One warning: Look after your stuff.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

The area is beautiful, the statue magnificent and the old tree (part of the Banyan family is very interesting). This is also an area where the scam artist hang out and target tourists. We hand to fend of some while looking at the statue.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Lovely clean and well maintained Plaza near to many down town hotels easy to find ,great for people watching ,people walking dogs ,reading ,enjoying the sunshine ,chatting or just relaxing .Although it looked as if people were about to do a fun run .Lots of massive statues .Worth a walk through .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This well maintained plaza is very close to Retiro station and the clock tower. It seems that most roads lead this Plaza. It's the starting point of Florida as well. I did my morning run/circuit in the plaza and was heartened to see other people doing the same. There are a few rough sleepers in the square, but they were... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

A lot of strikes happens here but if you succeed to walk there during a sunny afeternoon, just sit in the grass, and wait the the icecream vendor, and enjoy :)

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Our first experience of the city was on the complimentary H-Stern tourist bus from the port which cane past this plaza. We also passed it at the end of the day heading back to the port. Not photo worthy.

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Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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