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Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires
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Plaza de Mayo


Photo by Robert Wright, courtesy of Recoleta Cemetery Blog

A trip to Plaza de Mayo is nothing short of a history lesson. It is the main square in Buenos Aires and focal point of Argentina's political soul. More than one event has happened in Plaza de Mayo, as you may well have wondered. The May Revolution started here in 1810. The square was bombed on 16 June 1955 in an attempt overthrow President Peron. Evita gave her last speech from the second floor balcony of the pink presidential palace overlooking the square. Rallies, to numerous to count, have take place in Plaza de Mayo. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo have demonstrated here every Thursday since 1977.
Getting There
Plaza de Mayo is the main square in Buenos Aires. It is bordered by 3 main streets - Av. Rivadavia, Bolivar and Hipolito Yrigoyen - and overlooked by the Casa Rosada and Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Buenos Aires. The A, D and E line subte trains stop near the square. Several city buses called colectivos stop in the barrio of Monserrat.
Getting Around
The self-guided walking tour of Monserrat assembled by the City of Buenos Aires provides a brief description of the barrio's historic sights including the cathedral and square.
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