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Plaza San Martin

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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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Excellent park and a nice way to spend the morning or afternoon

This is a large park, very beautiful, and full of life. Whether for a morning walk or a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, it is great for people-watching.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the upend of the Florida street, this square is popular among locals for picnics and outdoor activities.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, very close to Calle Florida, the shopping area. The statue to San Martin is quite impressive and worth a quick look and photo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large park, very beautiful, and full of life. Whether for a morning walk or a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, it is great for people-watching.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very surprised when arriving to Buenos Aires how many nice park there is. This is one of these park. There are two major monuments in this park and both are nice but nothing phenomenal. The best thing in this park is the very large tree in the Florida end of the park. Here it is perfekt for a... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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