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A popular lunchtime respite for business folk, this lovely park is bordered by the San Martin Palace and the Plaza Hotel, and includes a huge monument to General Jose de San Martin.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“florida street” (10 reviews)
“clock tower” (5 reviews)
“lovely park” (5 reviews)
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Retiro
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"florida street"
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"clock tower"
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"lovely park"
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"retiro station"
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"falklands war"
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"impressive statue"
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"sized park"
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"public buildings"
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"pretty park"
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"falkland islands"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is a large, beautiful, peaceful park that is located in Retiro, north of the business district. The area that the park now occupies has had many uses over the years, including as the main barracks for General San Martin's Mounted Grenadiers. There are two...More

Thank westy54
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great park in the center of the old city. Located at the beginning of Florida Avenue and very close to the port. Great place to relax.

Thank Rschagrin
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This lovely park in the Retiro district is a haven if you want to relax during the heat of the day surrounded by the sound of birds and some lovely old leafy trees. The park is on a hill. At the bottom is the lovely...More

Thank Jacki51
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The History of the Plaza is fascinating, A succession of colonial Spanish governors had their official residences built on what today is the plaza and, in 1713, the land was sold to the British South Sea Company. The South Sea Company operated their slave trade...More

Thank Eddie P
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Our cycling tour started here, and it is a nice place where people enjoy the sun and just relax with their kids. Small playground and a statue of argentina founding father.

Thank Marjolein C
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

To have this plaza named after José de San Martín who is considered to be the liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru, is so appropriate. He was an Argentian general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence...More

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This park has a beautiful setting and is right in the middle of downtown. in case you do travel by train from Retiro station you can hang out while waiting for your trip.

Thank Viajero_10250
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This was a very pretty park. I was walking back to my hotel and thought I would grab lunch and sit in the park to eat. After grabbing a few empanadas and heading to the park I realized that there was a celebration for San...More

Thank C G
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Plaza San Martin is dedicated to the general who is an Argentinian national hero and did much to liberate both Peru and Argentina from the Spanish. His statue is impressive. There is also a memorial to the Argentinians who died in the Falklands war. The...More

Thank djpend
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a good sized park that is a good spot to sit down, have a nap and relax. There are some trees and such like so in the centre of summer it's also somewhere to get shade if you want to get out of...More

Thank Robert C
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Nearby
Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings
combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to
make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy
sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to
and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied
by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the
port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest.
One minute you are walking down a street dotted with
...More
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