Plaza de la Republica (Republic Plaza), Buenos Aires

Plaza de la Republica (Republic Plaza), Buenos Aires

The Plaza de la Republica is a large elliptical plaza in the heart of Buenos Aires. The Obelisk of Buenos Aires, a monument built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city is located in the center of the square.

The Plaza de la Republica is located in the San Nicholas Quarter of Buenos Aires. Originally, the church of St. Nicolas of Bari was located here. It was at this church that the Argentine flag was hoisted for the first time. The church was subsequently demolished and the site was chosen to establish the plaza and erect the obelisk.

The Plaza de la Republica was designed by local architect, Alberto Prebisch. It was inaugurated in 1937. He designed it as a stone paved circular esplanade. In 1962, it was enlarged and became an elliptical park with its present dimensions. The layout was changed to reroute one of the main roads of the city, the Corrientes Avenue through the park in 1971. The change was made to ease car traffic in the financial district of the city. Today it lies at the intersection of the three main arteries of the city. The Plaza de la Republica is a popular location for celebrations in the city especially when the Argentine Soccer team wins a major trophy.

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Plaza de la Republica (Republic Plaza) on Map

Sight Name: Plaza de la Republica (Republic Plaza)
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina (See walking tours in Buenos Aires)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in Buenos Aires

Create Your Own Walk in Buenos Aires

Creating your own self-guided walk in Buenos Aires is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Palermo Area Walking Tour

Palermo Area Walking Tour

Palermo is one of the most famous areas of Buenos Aires - it's well known to locals and among tourists as well. It's also the largest neighborhood of the city, and is divided into smaller sub-districts, namely: Palermo Chico, Palermo Viejo, Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Las Cañitas and Alto Palermo. Check out our walking tour of the most popular places and buildings in these areas.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Buenos Aires Introduction Walking Tour

Buenos Aires Introduction Walking Tour

Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires is a bustling, cosmopolitan city, abundant in architectural and historic landmarks. The city center is dominated by Plaza de Mayo, lined with majestic 19th-century buildings, including the iconic presidential palace Casa Rosada. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, Obelisk of Buenos Aires and numerous plazas. Take this orientation walk and explore these...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

You may be surprised by the great number of churches, chapels and cathedrals around Buenos Aires. There are plenty of well known and frequently visited churches around the city, which is divided into 24 parishes and sub-parishes - each with a church of its own.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Recoleta Neighborhood Walking Tour

Recoleta Neighborhood Walking Tour

Recoleta is one of most beautiful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires - it's the city's heart of art and elegance, grace and modernism, culture and leisure. Here you will find lots of things to do like: visiting museums, galleries and cultural centers; relaxing in one of the beautiful parks and plazas; or sampling the delicious local food. And if you travel to Recoleta with kids you will be...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Old buildings are like mirrors of the past that reveal a little part of the history of a given place. There's much to admire in a historical building, whether its the architectural elements, the style or the décor that grabs you. Here in Buenos Aires, if you walk within its historical buildings, you can enter the history of the city and the spirit of the Argentine people.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles

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