Plaza de Mayo

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Plaza de Mayo information

Buenos Aires , Argentina
Address
Street cnr Av de Mayo & San Martín
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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.