Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

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    Casa Rosada

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 11, 2014

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    Argentinian Executive branch building. If you're here at the right time, there is a changing of the guard ceremony. You can't go into the building itself but there is a small musem on the right side of the building in the basement. The museum is free but you must present your passport upon entry.

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    Plaza de Mayo

    by shavy Updated Jan 20, 2014

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    Extra ordinary color
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    The Pink House is one of the most striking buildings in the city. This is the presidential palace where the government of Argentina resident
    Scholars disagree about why the palace is pink. It can be a mix of colors that carry the two opposition parties (red and white)

    However, many more people think that, in the past, the paint is deliberately diluted with cattle blood. This is to protect against the high humidity in this area

    If you wander around in the heart of Buenos Aires, is not hard to find as you can recognize it from far away the bright color building

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    Historical square

    by xaver Written Apr 28, 2013

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    This is the main square in Buenos Aires and around it you find some important buildings such as the Casa Rosada (palace of the government), the national banck, the cathedral. It was built in 1580 and it always had a special part in the history of the city and the country itself. In 1945 there was a huge union protest to obtain the rescue of Peron who, later became president of the country. From the seventies it is the place where any Thursday the mothers of the “desaparecidos” meet up to commemorate their disappeared kids.

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    PLAZA DE MAYO

    by draguza Written Nov 30, 2012
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    Founded by Juan de Garay in 1580, this is the original center of the city. The city's first monument, Pirámide de Mayo, is situated at its center. Important institutions flank the plaza: the Casa Rosada (President's Pink House), Banco de la Nación (Nation's Bank), Catedral Metropolitana and Cabildo (Town Hall). Internationally known for the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, women gather here in a silent vigil, every Thursday at 3p to claim justice for their "disappeared" during the military rule in the 1980s

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    Piramide de Mayo

    by GentleSpirit Updated Aug 25, 2012

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    Located at the center of the Plaza de Mayo, this sculpture honors Liberty and the May Revolution.
    It is 18 meters (61 feet) high and is the work of French sculptor Joseph Debourdieu. Originally placed in 1811, it has been renovated several times and moved from its original position to where it is presently. Plans for a larger monument have apparently been scrapped.

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    Beautiful square full of history

    by jlanza29 Updated Mar 25, 2011

    Comparable to the Zocalo in Mexico City....this beautiful and gracious square in the middle of Buenos Aires has everything a tourist is looking for when visiting this big city. The National Cathedral, the Casa Rosada and various cafes and restaurants line this square. Entrance to the cathedral is free but a donation is accepted as for la Casa Rosada, one must have a foreign passport to receive a ticket for entrance to this great palace.....worth the trip to it.....just be careful and don't show up during a planned protest....this is where major protests against the government happens in Buenos Aires.

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    Estatua del General Belgrano

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 17, 2011

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    Statue of Manuel Belgrano

    Located in Plaza de Mayo is an equestrian statue of one of Argentina’s greatest heroes. The statue of Manuel Belgrano. Manuel Belgrano is mounted on a horse and is holding a flag of Argentina.

    Manuel Belgrano was an important figure in Argentinean history. He was a scholar, a lawyer, politician and economist and military leader. After the Spanish rule was overthrown he was appointed general by the first autonomous government of Argentina. He led many battles which prepared the country for many victories. He was also one of the many leaders of the Argentine Declaration of Independence.

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    Piramide de Mayo

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 17, 2011

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    Pyramide de Mayo

    The Piramide de Mayo, a momument located in the center of the Plaza de Mayo, was constructed to celebrate the first anniversary of the May Revolution of 1810.

    The structure measures 18.76 meters and was constructed in 1811 by the Primera Junta. At the top of the monument is a allegory of liberty which was the work of the French sculptor Joseph Dubourdieu.

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    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 17, 2011

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    Plaza de Mayo is the major square in Buenos Aires and has served as the center for many political rallys. The "plaza" was named after the May 1810 revolution that led to the independence of Argentina.

    The square is quite beauitful and is flanked by many of the city's major landmarks like the the Casa Rosada at one end and El Congreso at the other as well as El Cabildo, Piramide de Mayo, Statue of Belgrano and the Cathedral Metropolitana just to name a few.

    The plaza also has some nice walking paths, benches and fountains. We enjoyed a nice afternoon checking out the various landmarks.

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    Plaza de Mayo- Then and Now

    by easterntrekker Written Nov 20, 2010

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    All around this area are historical monuments and buildings. Most of the buildings seem to date back to the 18th century and are quite grand.We gazed skyward and started clicking our cameras in typical tourist fashion and as usual we couldn't capture all.

    Its unforunate ,however,the city seems to be plagued with graffetti and nothing is spared .Not even these magnificant monuments. Once again we see trash everywhere and even more disturbing are the homeless digging through it searching for food.

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    Political activity happens here and history made!

    by spidermiss Updated Jul 16, 2010

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    The Plaza de Mayo has the historical and political connections with its buildings and monuments. The Casa Rosada is the government house and renowned for Evita's speeches for the crowds. There is the Cabildo, the only colonial-era building, the Catedral Metropolitana and the Piramade de Mayo linking to the first anniversary of Buenos Aires independence. The Plaza is where the Madres (de Plaza de Mayo) protested about the dictatorship (1976-83) and still protest weekly on various political and social issues.

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    Plaza de Mayo

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 16, 2008

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    The Plaza de Mayo is known for the May 10, 1810 revolution that led to Independence from Spain.

    Several of the city's landmarks are located around the Plaza de Mayo: the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada, The Metropolitan Cathedral, the May Pyramid and the financial district.

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    Plaza de Mayo

    by barryg23 Updated Sep 10, 2008

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    Plaza de Mayo is a huge square in central Buenos Aires and is home to some of the city´s most important buildings. As the city's main square, it's always busy and is a good place to begin exploring the city.

    Buenos Aires' cathedral, the president´s home and the central bank are all on the square as well as the Cabildo building, associated with the 1810 revolution. Plaza de Mayo is a popular place for marches, the most famous of which takes place every Thursday afternoon, with the Madres de los Desaparecidos (Mothers of the Disappeared) marching around the monument with pictures of their children who disappeared during the Dirty War in the 1970s.

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    city center

    by mindcrime Updated Aug 21, 2008

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    This was the first place I visited in the city. It was an early Saturday morning and I wondered where is everyone. Then I remembered it was Easter so everyone was away. I lived near by so I passed through the square many times.

    There is a small Obelisk in the square the Piramide de Mayo that was built to mark the first anniversary of the city’s independence from Spain that was back in May 25, 1810. The square is famous among the tourists too because there are several interesting building around like:
    -Banco de la Nacion. It was built in 1939 by Bustillo
    -Casa Rosada. It’s the presidential Palace and probably one of the favorites for the tourists because of its remarkable pink color!.
    -The Catedral with its strange exterior like a greek temple!
    -the Cabildo. The old town hall that was built in 1764

    This square is used for several demonstrations of the locals through out the year. One to be noticed is the one that take place every Thursday the last years from the ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’. These women protest for the disappearance of their husbands during the military period in the 70s that a lot (maybe thousands) of people had been kidnapped and probably killed. What’s more Evita organized mass demonstrations here back in the 50s.

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    Pretty City Plaza

    by mircaskirca Updated May 23, 2008

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    Many of Argentina's most important historical events took place at the Plaza de Mayo. Located in the heart of 'old' Buenos Aires, it has been the central point of political life, protests and national celebrations over the years. Several of the city's major landmarks are located around the Plaza: the Cabildo (the Old City Hall) and the Catedral Metropolitana are vestiges of the colonial period and on the other side of Plaza de Mayo is the Casa Rosada (Pink House), the presidential palace. At its centre stands the Piramida de Mayo, the oldest national monument of the city, erected in 1811 to mark the first anniversary of the May 25 Revolution.

    Towering palm trees give the Plaza a wonderfully tropical feel. There are fountains and benches and the plaza always full of people. Plaza de Mayo remains the political heart of Buenos Aires, serving as a forum for protests with many camping out here overnight. Mass demonstrations are very common here. Today the Plaza probably owes most of its fame to the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, the women who have demonstrated here since 1976. They show up in the square every Thursday at 3:30pm seeking information on the deseparecidos, their loved ones who vanished during the Argentina Dirty War. It's an absolute must-see for understanding Argentina's recent history.

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    Mar 31, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    hello i just came from visiting Argentina Chile and Easter island march 2013 . i loved Argentina its very romantic city ,i hoped to fall in love with an Argentinian girl but i was un lucky ,you see iam romantic and i ven danced the tango ,i hope to come by again to Argentina and dance the tango and drink wine from argentina and dance a tango with with a nice Argentinian girl and talk to her in my broken Spanish and look into her eye and say wow i am a luckiest guy]
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