Holidays in Plaza del Mayo

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Plaza de Mayo which includes a city and heritage architecture

National government offices, imposing architectural landmarks and a nicely landscaped parkland mark Buenos Aires’ most significant square.

Named after Argentina’s May Revolution of 1810, Plaza de Mayo is the country’s most politically important square. Government palaces and historical landmarks surround the square, and national celebrations and high-profile political demonstrations take place here regularly. Admire the monuments, tour the government buildings and arrive on the date of an event for the liveliest experience.

Marvel at the obelisk in the centre of the square, called the Pirámide de Mayo. This was built in 1811 to mark Argentine’s first year as an independent state.

Walk east of the square to see the headquarters of Argentina’s executive government, the Casa Rosada. Come at night to see the bright-pink palace lit up with even brighter pink lights. In front of the palace, you will see a statue of General Manuel Belgrano, who was a revolution leader and who designed Argentina’s flag. Take a guided tour of the building on weekends to see inside the presidential office, or visit the on-site historical museum, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Surrounding the square are impressive buildings such as the 17th-century colonial palace of the Cabildo (Old City Hall). Browse the small museum there and attend the craft market on Thursdays and Fridays on the building’s patio. To the north of the square you will find the Greco-Roman Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral as well as the massive Banco de la Nación, which takes up a whole city block.

Visit the square on a Thursday to witness a vigil organised by the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. Clad in white scarves, these women converge on the square to memorialise the disappearance of their children during the years of Argentina’s dictatorship. Come out to admire their persistence: they have been demonstrating on Plaza de Mayo every Thursday afternoon since 1977.

Party with Buenos Aires locals in a national celebration on the plaza. May Revolution Day on May 25 and Independence Day on July 9 are the two most liveliest celebrations. The plaza often features free concerts as well.

Plaza de Mayo is located just a short walk from the Buenos Aires city centre in the neighbourhood of Montserrat. Reach it by bus or metro.

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Centuria Hotel Buenos Aires
Centuria Hotel Buenos Aires
3.5 out of 5
Suipacha 30, Entre Bartolomé Mitre y Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$58 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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NH Buenos Aires Tango
NH Buenos Aires Tango
4 out of 5
Cerrito 550, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$79 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Teatro Colon, Palacio de Justicia and Obelisco. Galerias Pacifico and Casa Rosada are also within ...
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Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360 – Dique 2, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$182 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
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Centuria Hotel Buenos Aires
Centuria Hotel Buenos Aires
3.5 out of 5
Suipacha 30, Entre Bartolomé Mitre y Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$58 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Centuria Hotel Buenos Aires
NH Buenos Aires Tango
NH Buenos Aires Tango
4 out of 5
Cerrito 550, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$79 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
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Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360 – Dique 2, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$182 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
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NH Collection Buenos Aires Lancaster
NH Collection Buenos Aires Lancaster
4 out of 5
Av. Cordoba 405, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$82 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
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Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center
4 out of 5
San Martin / 1225 1275, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$147 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillón
NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillón
4 out of 5
Av Santa Fe 796, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$68 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
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Hilton Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires
The price is AU$208 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
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El Conquistador Hotel
El Conquistador Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Suipacha 948, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is AU$61 per night from 15 Nov. to 15 Nov.
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Huinid Obelisco Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$61 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
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