"Plaza Italia and Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument" Plaza Italia Tip by mircaskirca

Plaza Italia, Buenos Aires: 2 reviews and 4 photos

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  • Plaza Italia and Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument - Buenos Aires
  • Plaza Italia and Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument - Buenos Aires
 

Plaza Italia is a small square next to Jardin Zoologico, Jardin Botanico and Sociedad Rural Argentina (it houses the annual agriculture fair in July; the rest of the year different shows and exhibitions are held here, such as Feria del Libro - the book fair, or the present native musical 'Opera Pampa'). Plaza Italia is a very busy commercial area, a strategic point in the city. Many bus lines as well the subway has the connection with different zones of the city.

In the centre of the square stands the Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi in honour of Giuseppe Garibaldi which is considered the biggest Italian hero. Donated to the city by Italian residents, the monument was built by Italian sculptor Eugenio Maccagnani as a replica of the one located in Brescia in Italy, and was inaugurated on June 19, 1904. It shows Giuseppe Garibaldi over his horse, with his sword pointing towards the sky, as the legendary 'hero' figure. On each side below the horse, there is a statue (3,5 m high), representing the Victory and Freedom.

Directions: Palermo; intersection of Santa Fe, Las Heras and Sarmiento Avenues; metro line D to Plaza Italia or any bus to Plaza Italia

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  • Written May 18, 2008
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