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Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires
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Gaucho Day Tour Ranch in San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires

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El Ombu de Areco Estancia is a traditional ranch located in San Antonio de Areco, at the heart of gaucho (cowboy) country and an easy drive from Buenos Aires. On this tour, spend an entire day at the estancia, with activities including horseback riding, a traditional ‘asado’ barbecue lunch, and a thrilling gaucho show.
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Fabiano F wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP219 contributions27 helpful votes
The pink house is in this area, also the first agency of the Bank of Nation, a huge Argentinian flag is in the middle of the plaza and there are some monuments to take great pics!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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WImom wrote a review Apr. 2020
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin2,339 contributions376 helpful votes
Plaza de Mayo is an historic plaza surrounded by the Casa Rosada, Cathedral, City Hall and other historical buildings. This is where Argentines gather to protest or celebrate. At the center of the plaza is an obelisk built to mark the first anniversary of independence from Spain. Every Thursday at 3:30PM, you will see the mothers/grandmothers gather and circle around the obelisk, holding photos of their missing children. These children went missing during the military dictatorship of 1976-1983. There are some nice craft and souvenir shops surrounding the plaza.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mmlosey1119 wrote a review Apr. 2020
Houston, Texas1,216 contributions98 helpful votes
This is the historical epicenter of the city. I see many reviews calling it a tourism epicenter but I honestly saw very little of what I'd consider touristy, not like what I saw in La Boca. But the importance of the square cannot be understood or appreciated without either having a good guide explaining to you the historical significance of the variety of political, social, and historical activities or reading up on the activities yourself before going. Otherwise, a visit to look at the square and surrounding building is sort of boring. As an US citizen one of the most interesting historical learnings for me was about Operation Condor and state-sponsored terrorism by the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 until 1983. If you don't learn about anything else, make sure you ask or read about this very important and not well-communicated event in the US. I think the majority of visitors are probably aware of Peronism and Evita but this was a piece of history that was new to me.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Wesley C wrote a review Apr. 2020
Tucson, Arizona6,768 contributions575 helpful votes
Some of the most important buildings in Argentina's history are located adjacent to Plaza de Mayo -- Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), Catedral Metropolitano (HQ of the Catholic Church), the Cabildo (HQ of the Spanish viceroy), Palacio de Gobierno (Buenos Aires City Hall), and the Piramide de Mayo (honoring the May 1810 Revolution). Beautiful architecture.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Queen J wrote a review Apr. 2020
California2,053 contributions668 helpful votes
The Plaza de Mayo is a must-see open plaza, deeply rooted in historical significance. The plaza was established and named after Argentina's revolution for independence from Spain, which was won in May of 1810. In the center of the plaza, a large Argentine flag flies above the May Pyramid monument to the country's independence. The plaza soon became a focal point for celebrations, holidays, political gatherings, protests, and demonstrations. On October 17th, 1945, thousands of protesters gathered in the square to demand the release of Juan Domingo Perón, who had been imprisoned by his own party. Peron was released and elected president a year later. He and his wife, Eva "Evita" Duarte Peron, addressed the crowds in the plaza from the balcony of the Casa Rosada. There are also instances of violent attacks on crowds gathering in the plaza. In "La Masacre de la Plaza de Mayo" (The May Square Massacre), the plaza was bombed by the Argentine Air Force in an attempt to overthrow Perón’s government. Thirty-four planes shot over 9.5 tons of shells on the Casa Rosada and the crowd of Peron supporters rallying in the plaza below, killing around 364 Argentine men, women, and children, and injuring more than 800. Bullet holes can still be seen on the sides of some of the buildings. Three months later, Peron was overthrown and a military dictatorship ensued. Free thinkers, outspoken intellectuals, journalists, students, labor organizers, and dissenters - true or perceived - were rounded up and sent to the detention and interrogation center (now the ESMA museum), never to return. The Madres de la Plaza (Mothers of May Square) are the women whose children "disappeared" between 1976-1983 during this "Dirty War". They began marching around the plaza, wearing handkerchiefs with their children’s names embroidered on them, and chanting statements about the immorality of torture without trial and demanding answers about where their children were. The peaceful - but persistent - demonstrations of the mothers were the first examples of anyone speaking out against the cruel injustices of the regime, and the growing number of mothers and handkerchiefs were a powerful testament to the government's illegal and brutal actions. The mothers were the only proof that the disappeared children existed and would not be forgotten even after the government destroyed all records and evidence of the victims they murdered. The weekly marches started in 1977 and soon drew international attention and support from human rights groups. The demonstrations have continued every Thursday afternoon to the present day in the hopes of discovering answers about what happened to their loved ones. It is estimated that as many as 30,000 people were "disappeared" without a trace. The plaza today is not traditional in the sense that it does not have many benches or shade. It is not a park-like setting, but a large, open plaza that is symbolic of the growth of the country and unity of its people. In addition to symbolizing the significant historic events that unfolded there in the past, the plaza today is the epicenter of many historic buildings and sites, and is an ideal place to start your exploration of Buenos Aires. Easily accessible by multiple metro lines, the plaza is immediately surrounded by the Cathedral Primera (Metropolitana) and the government mansion, La Casa Rosada (open only on Saturdays by appointment), the Cabildo (historic museum), monuments, statues, government buildings, museums, and churches. A short walk away is the historic business district, the Florida shopping district and galerias, Teatro Colon, and the iconic Obelisk. Still within a 10 - 20 minute walking distance is the iconic Cafe Tortoni, Manzana de Las Luces cultural historic center, El Zanjon (first settlement), and San Telmo neighborhood. A 20 minute walk across the Plaza de Armas and the Puente de La Mujer (Bridge) over the Rio Darsena Sur, lies the Puerto Madero waterfront area, and its trendier cousin, the Nuevo Madero malecon (pub / restaurant hot spot). A short metro ride away is the Palacio Barolo building and the Congress Building. The Plaza de Mayo is a good place to start to get a sense of the history of Buenos Aires before fanning out to visit the many attractions and historic sites nearby. Hope that helps! Enjoy Buenos Aires!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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