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"Montserrat - Plaza de Mayo" Plaza De Mayo Tip by ptitetoile

Plaza De Mayo, Buenos Aires: 74 reviews and 124 photos


It is surrounded by Defensa, Rivadavia, Hipólito Yrigoyen and Bolívar streets. Nucleus of big popular concentrations, this square has been the setting for important historical episodes. Juan de Garay, founder of Buenos Aires, decided that the block situated in front of Cabildo should be a public square. It was called Plaza Mayor (Major Square) and was designed following the pattern of cities founded by the Spanish empire: the green centre surrounded by the centres of power. The Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the House of Government encircle it. Although with time it was renovated and transformed, it keeps the essence of Argentine history. Precisely in the centre of the square is the first monument Buenos Aires ever had: the Pirámide de Mayo (Pyramid of May).


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  • Written Jan 5, 2005
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