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The vast Plaza de Mayo is the historical and political heart of the city. The current plaza includes the original Plaza Mayor, which was delimited by the conquistador Juan de Garay when he founded the city of Buenos Aires on June 11, 1580, and is surrounded by the main centers of power in the city and the country: the Casa Rosada, seat of the presidency of the Nation, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palace of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, and the headquarters of the Banco de la Nación Argentina. From the plaza, Avenida de Mayo leads to the Congreso de la Nación, the Argentinean Parliament. It is the nerve center of the people's expression: all the political and social events that agitate the capital start or end there.

Pirámide of Mayo. In the palm-fringed plaza is the Pyramid of May, which commemorates the Revolución de Mayo of 1810 and the birth of the Argentine nation. It is around this symbolic monument that since 1977 the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, wearing their famous white headscarves, have revolved since 1977. They have been touring every week, originally in the hope of finding their children and grandchildren who disappeared under the military dictatorship (1976-1983); the missing youths kidnapped, tortured and murdered, as well as the babies stolen by the dictatorship. Today, after national and international recognition, the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Place de Mai continue their rounds every Thursday afternoon in memory of the disappeared.

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Visited in march 2019
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Place principale de Buenos Aires, très aérée, une halte tranquille avant de visiter les très nombreux sites et monuments aux alentours.
Visited in february 2018
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Place la plus "célèbre" de Buenos aires. Endroit très décevant, totalement en travaux a mon passage, impraticable et avec une sensation d’insécurité et de saleté. Décevant...

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