Download the minube app
and travel like never before
Download
Where'd you like to go?
Do you like Buenos Aires?
Share it with the world!
Write an opinion
Enter with Google +

Plaza de Mayo

+61
Save this place
Saved

31 reviews of Plaza de Mayo

Marta Pilar

Plaza de Mayo

Located in the historical district of Monserrat bordering the district of San Nicolas de Bari, the Plaza de Mayo was occupied in 1661 by Jesuit buildings that have now been demolished. This religious group arrived at the time of the Spanish conquest to evangelize the inhabitants of the continent. The Plaza de Mayo has held markets, executions, fiestas, and bullfights, but mainly it was the meeting place for traders, a place where you could buy candles, fish, armadillos, and chickens.

It is also where, on May 25, 1810. Argentina took its first step towards freedom and where in 1860 the Constitution was sworn in. The modern square was designed in 1902 like Independence Park in the city of Rosario by the French landscape architect and naturalized Argentine, Carlos Thays, famous for using palms trees from Rio de Janeiro. The square has two fountains and an equestrian statue of General Manuel Belgrano in bronze on a granite pedestal. The body was made by French sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and shows the hero holding the flag in the act of taking an oath, while the horse was sculpted by Argentine Manuel de Santa Coloma, who was born in Argentina Embassy in Paris.

Read more
+5
mathilde

+2
See original
Jeremie Wach

See original
Daniela VILLARREAL

+4
See original
Jessica Swiderski

Excellent
+3
See original
Roland Flutet

See original
DavidMM

See original
Marie & Matt

Excellent
See original
Almudena

See original
arcangelgabriel

See original
Victor Raul Tironi

See original
Simone Osias

Great
See original
Rafael Micheski

See original
Pedro Luiz Rosa

+2
See original
Alí Cordero Casal

+2
See original
Have you been here?
Add your opinion and photos and help other travelers discover