The Plaza de Mayo is undoubtedly the most famous square in Argentina. It receives its name from the 1810 May Revolution, when Buenos Aires declared itself independent of Spain. This in turn led to the Argentine War of Independence. A year later the Piramide de Mayo was erected at the square to mark the first anniversary of the event.
Today, the plaza is located in the financial district and is frequented by tourists as well as locals. It is surrounded by impressive buildings, rich in their history. The pink Casa Rosada is a government building. It is from its balconies that Juan and Eva Peron addressed the gathered crowds.
Free guided walking tours are organized on the weekends, and as are free musical concerts. A weekly Thursday vigil is held at the square by the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. Women wearing white headscarves protest the disappearance of children under the Argentinian dictatorship.Places nearby:
Bosques de Palermo: Home of Galileo Galilei Planetarium 5 km / 3 mi
Tigre's Puerto De Frutos: A Bustling, Waterfront Marketplace 27 km / 17 mi
The Parque de la Costa: Fun and Amusement in Buenos Aires 28 km / 17 mi
Museo de la Plata: Preserving the Natural History of Argentina 52 km / 32 mi
Jardin Botanico de Montevideo: Explore nature in the Prado neighborhood of Montevideo 200 km / 124 mi