One of the oldest squares in Buenos Aires, this has been the site of much of the city's history. Now a green, beautiful space, it invites you to take a casual stroll along its winding walks, picnic on the lawns or sit underneath one of the many large jacaranda and magnolia trees. You can admire the English Tower (a clock tower now renamed the Torre Monumental), sculptures - including the large equestrian statue of José de San Martin, hero of the War of Independence and after whom the plaza is named - and visit the monument dedicated to the fallen in the Falklands/Malvinas War. Since it is in the heart of the Retiro neighborhood, this plaza makes a great place to relax in the middle of a day of shopping and sight-seeing. The space is also host to art exhibitions, cultural events and even the occasional broadcast by large-screen monitors of important sporting matches.
Undoubtedly romantic daytime coffee place, unabashedly intimate nighttime destination for dinner... Read more