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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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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Very nice park to relax and take in several sights. There were many people taking naps and enjoying a sunny day. You can visit the clock tower, Malvinas memorial, and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 29, 2016
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

It's a nice getaway after a long of day of walking. It really is just a park and nothing spectacular, so don't go out of you way to visit it.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Very nice park to relax and take in several sights. There were many people taking naps and enjoying a sunny day. You can visit the clock tower, Malvinas memorial, and the Kavanagh building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Plaza San Martín , beautifull large green park with the Torre Monumentale ( English tower) in the center, the great Ombú tree, the Monument to José de San Martín, the plaza namesake made by the French sculptor Louis-Joseph Daumas and the Monument for the fallen in the Falklands War. Most bike tours start here near the monument of José de... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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