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Plaza San Martin

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Av. Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking from the cruise ship port to Calle Florida the easiest way is through Plaza San Martin. It is safe, on weekdays office workers use this as a walkway and then again for eating lunch. Statues, green space and the prominent English tower with a...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the time we spent a Plaza San Martín. We walked through this area almost everyday while we were in Buenos Aires! Peaceful and safe with people enjoying the outdoors!

1  Thank Ocean-Traveler55
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Plaza San Martin in Buenos Aires, is a very pleasant visit, and our visit was on a sunny and warm October day. The Pink House is prominent, and Plaza San Martin is a short stroll from our hotel. While visiting Plaza San Martin, we experience...More

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoy led this plaza. Lots of history and statues of former leaders. Nice memorials as well. Lots of benches to sit on and enjoy the shade on a hot day.

1  Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Our first stop on our first morning was Plaza San Martin. The taxi dropped us off and we just stood for a moment, slowly turning in a full circle, to take it all in. Plaza San Martin is actually a park in the Retiro neighborhood....More

Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a large and green sloping park that provides shade and seating, but not toilets. It is dominated by the statue of General San Martin, liberator of the country, and has had an interesting and varied use over the centuries. Good views are had...More

Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Ideally located location. A lot of people in this place with hotels and businesses of various sorts. Good place to relax. Nice vistas from here, and a solid spot to take a bunch of pictures. A lot of people were walking their dogs in this...More

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Plaza San Martín is a square located in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is one of the city’s oldest squares and is the site of several historic events. The plaza is named after General San Martin who chose the area to locate...More

1  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We stayed next to this park - it was steadily busy and very pleasant looking. The big screen for the world cup was pretty cool!

Thank brentling
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I made a walk through this area of the city. We liked it as it's residential and has gardens. People were walking around and also there was decent amount of traffic during that time. It presents a modern lifestyle of the city.

Thank ebbiethomas
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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
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