Plaza Lavalle, Buenos Aires

Plaza Lavalle, Buenos Aires

The Plaza Lavalle is a three block park in Buenos Aires located near the Argentine Supreme Court. It is less crowded than the other larger parks in the city.

In 1822, an artillery park was installed in the site of the present Plaza Lavalle. In 1872, the present park was laid and named after a hero of the War of Independence, Juan Lavalle. A column was erected in his memory in the central block. It was the site of a major demonstration by a civic union in 1890 called the Revolution of the Park against the then president Miguel Juarez Celman.

The Argentine Supreme Court is located in the southern block of the Plaza Lavalle. There are also many shops of law booksellers and shops selling second hand law books near the court. A memorial to members of the National Ballet who died in a plane crash in 1971 and a monument to those who died in the terrorist attack in 1994 near the Jewish Synagogue are installed in this part of the park. Besides the monument in honor of Juan Lavalle, there are several old trees including one planted in 1878 by the first mayor of Buenos Aires in the central block. The Northern block lies in front of the Cervantes National Theatre and the Byzantine style Jewish Synagogue.

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Sight Name: Plaza Lavalle
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina (See walking tours in Buenos Aires)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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