Plaza de Mayo
This solemn cathedral was built on the site of the original colonial church and not finished until 1827. It’s a significant religious...
This mid-18th-century town hall building is now a museum. It used to have colonnades that spanned Plaza de Mayo, but the building of...
Casa de la Cultura
Near the Edificio Menéndez-Behety is the French-style Casa de la Cultura, the original La Prensa newspaper building; it’s worth a peek...
La Puerto Rico
One of the city’s most historic cafes, La Puerto Rico has been going strong since 1887 but remains miraculously un-touristy. Located a...
Walk up the staircase of this old building into a calm space meant to resemble a Buddhist temple; on weekend evenings, live...
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Plaza de Mayo information
Planted between the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the city’s main cathedral, grassy Plaza de Mayo is BA’s ground zero for the city’s most vehement protests. In the plaza’s center is the Pirámide de Mayo , a white obelisk built to mark the first anniversary of BA’s independence from Spain. Looming on the plaza’s north side is the impressive Banco de la Nación (1939), the work of famed architect Alejandro Bustillo.
Today the plaza attracts camera-toting tourists, the occasional camera thief, and frequent activists. And if you happen to be here on Thursdays at 3:30pm, you’ll see the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo; these ‘mothers of the disappeared’ continue to march for social justice causes.