A Beautiful Square

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Cindy Grant on October 22, 2010

Arguably one of the most important squares in the city. There are often demonstrators here, and our visit was no exception. There were actually demonstrations on 3 of the 6 days of our visit in various locations around the city. Argentinians are very passionate!

The period during the 1970's was called the Dirty War. Many people just disappeared forever. Because of this, "The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo" continue their peaceful demonstrations in the Plaza every week. They wear white scarves on their heads embroidered with the names of their children who disappeared, some still unaccounted for after all these years. Some even carry pictures.

There are many landmarks around this square. The Cabildo is a museum. The Casa Rosada is the Argentine equivalent of the white house, only it's pink! The Metropolitain Cathedral is the main Catholic Church. The May Pyramid is the oldest monument in Buenos Aires.

A very pretty square, rich in history, and always in the hearts of the people!
Plaza de Mayo
Avenida De Mayo 800
Capital Federal, Argentina, 1084
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