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Saw it about a minute

I was staying in Palermo and caught the subway at Plaza Italia. I saw the statue, homeless people, and traffic. In about a minute I saw all there was to see.

Reviewed 15 October 2015
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Okemos, Michigan
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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951 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the worst plaza I saw in BA. Small park style that is in a busy traffic area. Only take in if you are walking nearby

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The Plaza Italia has one of the busy intersections of traffic in Palermo district. There is a heroic statue in the small park in the centre of the Plaza, and the traffic circulates around it 2 to 4 abreast depending on the daring or urgency of the drivers. Overall the traffic spoilt the whole area. You won't avoid it if... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I was staying in Palermo and caught the subway at Plaza Italia. I saw the statue, homeless people, and traffic. In about a minute I saw all there was to see.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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498 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The Plaza italia is good to come, see, take photo and leave. Many homeless and other "people" around. Take care with your values. Many stores and restaurants at few blocks.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This is just a statue surrounded by what is a poor excuse for a plaza. I agree that it is just a place to make bus or subte (subway) connection. It's not a place worth visiting.

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Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Its completely a mess, insecure and full of awfull people around! Not nice for tourist, nor for locals!! Its a very dirty place and not made for sightseeing. It´s just a square with a beautiful statue but thats it. It´s main purpose its to connect the main buses.

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Thank Sofia C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Plaza Italia is one of those no-places where people ran across it wthout much time to enjoy the square features. The main reason is the fact that Plaza Italia is in front of three of the main attractions of Buenos Aires: the Botanic Garden, the Zoo and La Rural, a complex for several expositions. Just have a look at it... More 

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Thank Edgardo1965
California
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Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

This is much more of a monument than a plaza. What the statue has to do with Italy or Italians was not clear, but the figures were quite dashing.

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Thank CarmichaelVentura
Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

If you happen to be popping up here after taking the Subte (subway) then yes, look for 30 seconds at the statue. The plaza itself is dirty and sometimes homeless people hang out there. Not a scenic locale and not worth the look unless you're in the neighborhood for something else. Or if you're an equestrian statue enthusiast then I... More 

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Reviewed 8 December 2012 via mobile

Accessible via metro. Average plaza with large statue. Not as touristy as Plaza de Mayo or Plaza de la República. I wouldn't go out of your way to see it, but if you're going to Zoo Luján via the buses that stop there, the local zoo, or the botanical garden you will see it.

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Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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