Plaza del Congreso
Plaza del Congreso
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IN_Travelers47906
West Lafayette, IN4,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
While in the area, we took a short walk around and would not have wanted to stay longer due to the unsavory clientele. At the head of the plaza is the Congressional Building which was mostly hidden behind scaffolding. In front of that is the elaborate monument/statue of Ricardo Balbin which was surrounded by chain-link fence, and further down is a replica of Rodin’s Thinker; all of which are surrounded by grassy plots laid out in a rectangle perhaps 2 city blocks wide by 5 city blocks long.

I understand the fences and scaffolding are there for needed maintenance and we just picked a bad time to be there, but what was worrisome were the groups of men who were collected there with apparently nothing better to do. While we were there, three men chased after another who out ran them, and they were not playing games.

The city is laid out so that the Plaza de Mayo is on one end of the Avenue de Mayo and a little less than 2 km away the Congressional Plaza is on the other end. Following the Ave de Mayo between the two plazas, takes you through some very nice areas of Buenos Aires and makes for a nice 25-minute walk. The Congressional Plaza I saw did not measure up to the Plaza de Mayo, however, it could. It is an attractive park-like area that I would like to return to another day when all of the work is done, and perhaps the vagrants will be gone as well.
Written March 7, 2020
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Elena Rintiti
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We have been in "The Plaza del Congreso". It was really nice place. We enjoyed the gardens which are very well kept and the place offered a great photos with the statues and Congress building in the background. Highly recommended!
Written March 28, 2020
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy947 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The area is green and allows for a short walk or pause. At the northern extreme one can see the imposing shape of the Congress Palace and its green dome, although works are now hiding the facade. There are other sculptures in the park, including the milestone "Km. zero"
Written January 5, 2020
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you start with the casa rosada, and continue on the av. de mayo ave, you'll end up here. The congress. Located only 15-20 min away. Be prepared to see some homeless people and many many buses. The congress itself is undergoing some maintenance right now.
Written February 7, 2020
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK2,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We went on a sunny Sunday morning. Nice walk along the street, beautiful gardens, local Sunday market. Busy, people having a rest, running, walking. Beautiful buildings, the Congreso dominates the square, we took some very nice pictures.
Written March 3, 2024
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Reservarlden
London, UK686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Great atmosphere in this central location day and evening. Ideal place for a short stop for a drink or ice cream while taking in the surroundings. Argentina's majestic Congress overlooks the plaza and only adds to the beauty of the vicinity.
Written January 18, 2024
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The Plaza del Congreso is a really aesthetic place in which to rest your legs and chill out. The gardens are very well kept and the place offers great photos with the statues and Congress building in the background. There are plenty of green spaces in which to sit and relax.
Written December 15, 2019
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Perry B
Sydney, Australia2,559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is one of my favourite plazas

This is one of my favourite squares in Buenos Aires and it did not disappoint this last time. it appeared to me as an oasis amidst the urban jungle. There is one of Rodin's rare original prototypes for The thinker here as well.
Written January 3, 2019
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Rob
Dublin, Ireland2,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Unfortunately undergoing renovation now so can't go in and slightly takes away from good photo but sometimes renovations need to be done.
Written May 31, 2017
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Taryn W
Minneapolis, MN332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
The Plaza wasn't that inviting because a beautiful fountain and the Congress Building were fenced off. The Jacaranda trees were blooming and the architecture is stunning, but it all seemed a little like faded glory with the fencing and the homeless people.
As I was searching for this place on trip advisor I just happened to see a review titled 'Beware' and it mentions a trick people do to rob you. It happened to the 'Beware' author on this plaza. It happened to me right outside of the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo. You think a bird has pooped on you, a lot, but its someone walking behind you that squirts something on you. When they offer to help you, they rob you in the commotion. We weren't robbed and although at the time this happened I was unaware of the ploy, my radar was still up and we told the guy we didn't want his help.
Written December 12, 2016
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