Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo is the most important square in Buenos Aires, and is the home of a number of key landmarks, making it the focal point of tourism in the city. It is the political, religious and cultural center of the city since it is where the presidential palace, central cathedral and the monument to Argentina’s independence are all found. It is always bustling with tourists thanks to its great offering of photo opportunities, but at the same time it is a surprisingly pretty square, with a pleasant fountain and plenty of green space. At times it is the center of political protests, so could be potentially dangerous for visitors. Every Thursday at 3.30pm, however, is when ‘Las Madres’ hold their peaceful protest – the mothers of children who disappeared during the dictatorship and were never found continue to push for justice.