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Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009[open in full screen]  

 
 

Plaza de Mayo is in the city center (the city, in fact, was literally built around it). Many of argentina's most important social and political events have occurred at the this plaza. The uprising against Spain took place here in may of 1810. Evita Peron’s last speech was given from the second floor balcony of the Casa Rosada, the pink presidential palace overlooking the square. Several other landmarks are located around the square.

  Here they are: Cabildo, the colonial government building turned historical museum, the metropolitan cathedral with its impressive cupola and portico and central bank of the Republic of Argentina. The pyramid of May marks the centre of the square; it was constructed to commemorate the first anniversary of the may 1810 revolution, when Buenos Aires severed ties with Spain.   All distances on national highways are measured from the zero-kilometre point in the small square across national congress building.

photographs by Ken Grunberg
and Una Janicijevic.
VR by urbansquares.

 
           
   
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