SAN MARTIN SQUARE

Declared a National Historic Site

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SAN MARTIN SQUARE

Declared a National Historic Site

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From the end of the pedestrian Florida to the Leandro N Alem Avenue we can find the San Martín Square. It was inaugurated in 1862 and in 1942 it was declared a National Historic Site. In this Plaza you can find very interesting places to see, such as the monument to General San Martín and the Armies of Independence or the Monument to the Fallen in Malvinas. This square is also the work of the architect and landscaper Carlos Thays and is a very nice walk to do on a sunny afternoon, appreciating the different species of trees that adorn it: palms, linden trees, willows, jacaranda trees, ceibos, araucarias, and especially the centenary ombú that it is placed in the center; which is said to be the largest in the world.

Hint: very close to the monument to General San Martín is a carrara marble sculpture very particular. It is called "The doubt" and represents a young believer sitting next to his bible, while an old man looks at him, questioning him. The work was installed in the square in 1905 and, against all odds, however much it was a work that questions religion, did not arouse controversy among the residents of the City.

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