Monuments of Buenos Aires, a tour of the most popular neighborhoods and the most recognized and important historical Monuments of the city.
It is known that Buenos Aires, in addition to being a huge city, is home to countless attractions, activities and architecture that are worth mentioning, visiting and enjoying.
One of the attractions that adorn the city are its historical monuments. Some are gifts received by friendly countries, others are icons of each neighborhood and others are commemorations of heroes in the country’s history.
Undoubtedly, in addition to the Domes that the city has (to find out more you can visit the link here) and its beautiful imposing Palaces (here we leave you more information), its Monuments deserve a special section.
Therefore, we are going to delve into this wonderful world, neighborhood by neighborhood, on the Monuments of Buenos Aires:
Agricultural Wealth Source
Germany gave this font to our country, in the Argentine centenary, as a thank you for having received its immigrants in our territory. Installed in 1910, but inaugurated in 1918. Its main figures are the representation of Livestock and Agriculture, important parts for the economy and development of Argentina. You will be able to find it in Plaza Alemania (Av. Del Libertador 2699).
The Magna Carta and the Four Argentine Regions
Popularly known under the name of “Monument of the Spanish”, it is located at the intersection of Av. General Sarmiento and Av. Del Libertador. Donated by the Spanish community in 1910, also during the country’s Centennial celebrations. The base is made up of allegories to The Andes, the Río de la Plata, The Work, Chaco and La Pampa.
General Justo José of Urquiza
Monument that honors one of the most important heroes in our history. It is located between Figueroa Alcorta and Sarmiento Avenues. It was inaugurated in 1958, a sculpture made in bronze and granite, and, at its base, you can see the General Constituent Assembly made in bas-relief.
The Immortal Grandfather
It is a monument that pays tribute and commemorates General José of San Martín, a hero of the history of Argentina (you can learn more about him here). In this case, he is remembered in the final moments of his life, surrounded by his granddaughters and in civilian clothes. Located at the crossroads of Aguado streets and Av. Mariscal Castilla.
The Recoleta Atlas
It is an imposing figure, made with auto parts, installed in the San Martín of Tours Square. You will find it at the intersection of Bioy Casares and Posadas streets. Its weight is 250kg and it is in charge of carrying the oldest tree in the city of Buenos Aires that was planted in 1781: a Gomero.
Torcuato of Alvear
Located in the Alvear Square, at the intersection of Avenida Del Libertador, Alvear and Pueyrredón. It pays tribute to our first mayor, inaugurated in 1900. With bas-reliefs that commemorate important events in the city, the bronze figure symbolizing “Glory” and a Doric column that supports it.
From France to Argentina
Another gift received, but this time, by the French community. Inaugurated in 1910, for the Centennial of the May Revolution. Obviously, it is located in the France Square. Here you can find out everything about this beautiful, popular and attractive green space!
Although in this other note we will tell you all about this imposing structure, we cannot fail to mention it as one of the most curious and unique monuments in Buenos Aires. It is located in the center of the lake and is surrounded by gardens. Its system and size will undoubtedly draw your attention!
In this link, you can access our Recoleta Free Tour and enjoy the history of this Buenos Aires neighborhood.
Monumental Fountain Las Nereidas
Recognized and attractive icon, located in front of the entrance of the Ecological Reserve. Made of pink granite and Carrara marble, its main figure is the Goddess Venus, in the company of Tritons and Nereids. Due to its structure, the invitation is to enjoy it by turning around it, since it has a shape that wraps in a spiral. It was declared an Asset of National Historical Interest in 1997 by the Executive Power of the Nation. Here we leave you the link to more information about the Ecological Reserve.
Juan Manuel Fangio
Recognized and successful racer in the history of motorsports, he has his monument installed in 2005 on Boulevard A. Villaflor. It is a life-scale work of the figure of Fangio, made in bronze and with his “Silver Arrow”, the Mercedes-Benz W 196.
It is a 3m high sculpture, made entirely of steel, shaped like a bellows, alluding to the most important instrument in Tango: the Bandoneon. It stands on Azucena Villaflor 501 Street. Without a doubt, it is a sculpture worth visiting.
Monument to Spain
As a symbol of the union of Argentina with the Spanish people, this sculpture was inaugurated in 1937. It is located on Av. España, at the end of the Costanera Sur. It has 27 Bronze characters, including Christopher Columbus, and a dragon-red granite base. In the upper sector you will see a young woman standing and a woman sitting, representing Argentina and Spain.
Song to Work
It was inaugurated in 1907, as an expression of liberation, work effort and the hope of a common struggle. It has 14 bronze figures dragging a huge stone. You will find it in the Coronel Manuel de Olazábal Square on Paseo Colón 800 Street.
Monument to International Cordiality
In the middle of Lezama Square, this work is erected which is a gift from the Uruguayan Government. It is a small boat with a huge bronze column where certain salient aspects relate the founding of the city, and ends with a figure that symbolizes “The Offering”. To know more about the Park, we leave you more information here!
So that you know everything you can do in San Telmo, we leave you the link here!
Also, we invite you to participate in our Tour San Telmo at this link.
Monument to General José of San Martín and the Armies of Independence
In the middle of San Martín Plaza, this imposing monument is erected in honor of the renowned General José of San Martín, liberator of our country, and four important milestones in the independence of America: the Battle of Salta, the Taking of Montevideo, the Crossing of the Andes and the Proclamation of the Independence of Peru. Made on a polished red granite base, it was made in bronze. To learn more about San Martín Plaza and enjoy this huge sculpture, we leave you here the link!
Monument to the Fallen of Malvinas
In 1990, this monument was inaugurated with 25 black marble plaques that show the 649 names of the combatants who fell before the 1982 war against England. Below are the 23 shields of the country’s provinces, the National Shield and the City Shield. At the top you will see the image of the Falkland Islands, and you will notice that there are two soldiers guarding the place, in addition to having a torch always lit. It is located at Av. Del Libertador 50, also within the San Martín Plaza.
It is the first national monument in the city, located in the Plaza de Mayo. It commemorates the first anniversary of the May Revolution, installed in 1811 to be reformed in 1856. Declared a “Historic Site” by the City Legislature in 2005, along with the surrounding area. On the surrounding floor, you will see painted white handkerchiefs, a symbol of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo who demand the appearance of the children kidnapped during the military dictatorship. To know more about the Plaza de Mayo and this pyramid, here is the link!
Declared a National Historic Monument, it is the emblem of the city of Buenos Aires. It was inaugurated in 1936, commemorating the fourth centenary of the first founding of the city. Here the flag of our Nation was raised for the first time, between 9 de Julio and Corrientes Avenues.
Monument to the Two Congresses
In front of the well-known Congress of the Argentine Nation, in the Plaza Congreso, this monument is erected as a result of the celebration of the Centennial of the May Revolution. Inaugurated on July 9, 1914, it has a neoclassical design, with an allegory to the Argentine Republic advancing with one hand resting on the guide of a plow and a laurel branch in the other. On its sides, you will see two figures that commemorate the Congress of 1816 and the National Assembly of 1813. It also has a fountain as a symbol of the Río de la Plata.
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