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Pirámide de Mayo, Buenos Aires

Pirámide de Mayo - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pirámide de Mayo
Avenida de Mayo 800, Buenos Aires, Argentina C1084Map
+54 11 4312 2232
Neighborhood: Plaza de Mayo
Overview

This monument was inaugurated on May 25th, 1811, to commemorate the May Revolution (1810). The master mason, Cañete, constructed a 15-meter (49-feet) tall obelisk of adobe bricks, surrounded by railings. In 1856 the monument underwent some remodeling; bricks and plaster were added to increase its volume. A statue of a woman symbolizing the new Republic, was also set atop it, while allegorical sculptures representing the arts, agriculture, and sciences were positioned around the base. In 1884, new land development projects, called for the monument to be relocated to its present site.

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  • Nearest Train: Plaza de Mayo Línea A
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