A report on Buenos Aires and Plaza de Mayo

Oath of the Constitution of Buenos Aires, 1854.
Our Lady of Buen Aire in front of the National Migration Department
The old colonnade, 1864.
Juan de Garay founding Buenos Aires in 1580. The initial settlement, founded by Pedro de Mendoza, had been abandoned since 1542.
1867 view of the Plaza.
Aldus verthoont hem de stadt Buenos Ayrros geleegen in Rio de la Plata, painting by a Dutch sailor who anchored at the port around 1628.
The Cathedral and May Pyramid, c. 1880.
Emeric Essex Vidal, General view of Buenos Ayres from the Plaza de Toros, 1820. In this area now lies the Plaza San Martín.
Fiestas Mayas, 1899.
Impression of the Buenos Aires Cathedral by Carlos Pellegrini, 1829.
Celebration of the May Revolution, 1910.
View of the Avenida de Mayo in 1915
Rare snowfall on Buenos Aires, at the Plaza de Mayo, 1918.
Construction of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires on the 9 de Julio Avenue, 1936.
¡El pueblo quiere saber de qué se trata!, the May Revolution of May 25, 1810
9 de Julio Avenue, 1986.
Famous Peronist demonstration of October 17, 1945, known as Loyalty Day
Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies, foreign subsidiaries, and diplomatic offices. It is located in the Retiro and San Nicolás neighborhoods.
The Bombing of Plaza de Mayo, June 16, 1955
Satellite view of the Greater Buenos Aires area, and the Río de la Plata.
The second "March of Resistance" of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, December 9, 1982
Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Plaza San Martin. Thunderstorms are usual during the summer.
The Buenos Aires City Hall in the right corner of the entrance to the Avenida de Mayo
Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires City
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
Villa 31, a villa miseria in Buenos Aires
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in the city.
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange and financial center of Argentina.
Headquarters of the National Bank of Argentina, the national bank and the largest in the country's banking sector.
Buenos Aires Bus, the city's tourist bus service. The official estimate is that the bus carries between 700 and 800 passengers per day, and has carried half a million passengers since its opening.
Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina in the neighborhood of Palermo
The Centro Cultural Kirchner (Kirchner Cultural Center), located at the former Central Post Office, is the largest of Latin America.
Homage to Buenos Aires, a mural located at the Carlos Gardel station of the Buenos Aires Underground. It represents a typical scene from the city and several of its icons, such as singer Carlos Gardel, the Obelisco, the port, tango dancing and the Abasto market.
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art.
The interior of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a celebrated bookstore located in the barrio of Recoleta.
Tango dancers during the World tango dance tournament.
The Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
Gaumont Cinema opened in 1912.
A screening at Parque Centenario, as part of the 2011 edition of BAFICI
A fashion show at the Planetarium in 2013, as part of BAFWEEK.
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical center. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts and modernist architecture.
Teatro Colón.
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, a public high school in Buenos Aires, and it is one of the most prestigious in Argentina and Latin America.
University of Buenos Aires' Law School in Recoleta
July 9 Avenue
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
A Mitre Line Trenes Argentinos train in Retiro railway station
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
200 Series rolling stock at San José de Flores station, Buenos Aires Underground.
Buenos Aires Underground map
Metrobus, Paseo del Bajo.
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Buenos Aires to Uruguay
Campo Argentino de Polo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championship, the most important global event of this discipline
La Bombonera during a night game of Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors v. Colo Colo.
Luna Park

The Plaza de Mayo (May Square) is a city square and main foundational site of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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These laborers became the political base of Peronism, which emerged in Buenos Aires during the pivotal demonstration of 17 October 1945, at the Plaza de Mayo.

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May Avenue

Avenida de Mayo

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May Avenue
Map of the avenue

May Avenue (Avenida de Mayo) is an avenue in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.

It connects the Plaza de Mayo with Congressional Plaza, and extends 1.5 km in a west–east direction before merging into Rivadavia Avenue.

Buenos Aires Underground

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The Le Tellier aerial tramway was an early proposed alternative to the existing tramway system (1889).
Vice president Victorino de la Plaza opening Line A (1913)
Construction of Line A under the Avenida de Mayo (1912)
In its early days, Line A continued on above ground (1913).
Entrance to Diagonal Norte station on Line C (1936)
Inside a Line B Metropolitan Cammell car, circa 1938
Evolution of the network from 1913 to 2015.
Bolívar station on Line E was opened in 1966.
Echeverría station is one of the most recent additions to the network.
Tram by Argentine company Materfer.
Line B rolling stock running aboveground on the Urquiza Line
Alberti Norte station on Line A, closed in 1953.
New line H and extensions to other lines are under construction.
The future network as outlined in Law 670
The PETERS 3 layout was the one recommended in the study.
A "digital space" at Plaza Italia station, which also features the new matte signs.
A UEC Preston car inside the Polvorín Workshop. These were used from 1913 to 1977.
Refurbishment of La Brugeoise cars for public display began in 2013.
One of the exhibits at Congreso de Tucumán on line D. Note the glass encasings along the walls where the busts are exhibited.
A mural undergoing restoration at 9 de Julio station.
A modern mural at Venezuela station on line H.
Graffiti before and after removal on a 100 Series car.

The Buenos Aires Underground (Subterráneo de Buenos Aires), locally known as Subte (, from subterráneo – 'underground' or 'subterranean'), is a rapid transit system that serves the area of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

During the 1960s and 70s, efforts were primarily concentrated on Line E, which was re-routed from its terminus at Constitución to the centre of the city at the Plaza de Mayo in an attempt to boost passenger figures, something which proved to be successful.

Plaza Miserere station.

Line A (Buenos Aires Underground)

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Oldest line of the Buenos Aires Underground.

Oldest line of the Buenos Aires Underground.

Plaza Miserere station.
Plaza Miserere station.
Congreso station being built in front of the National Congress.
Tram leaving the underground and continuing above ground in Caballito (1913).
La Brugeoise car at Plaza de Mayo, brought out of retirement briefly to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the line.
San José de Flores station, opened in 2013.
Passengers waiting at Perú station platforms (early 1900s).
Interior of a La Brugeoise car, used up to 2013.
One of the surviving 3 UEC Preston cars at the Polvorín Workshop.
Interior of the 200 Series rolling stock, used from 2013 onwards.
CNR train at San Pedrito.
One of the original entrances to the line
Construction works (c.1912)
La Brugoise car before conversion
Peru station interior
Original signage at Pasco station
Avenida de Mayo station entrance
Kiosk on Castro Barros station
UEC Preston cars were also used on the line
Interior of Congreso station
Lima Station from August 2017
Conductor's cabin of a CNR train

It made Buenos Aires the 13th city in the world to have an underground transport service.

The line stretches 9.8 km from Plaza de Mayo and San Pedrito and runs under all of the Avenida de Mayo and part of the Avenida Rivadavia, and is used by 258,000 people per day.

The rule of Joseph Bonaparte as King of Spain was resisted by Spaniards, and cast doubts on the legitimacy of the Spanish viceroys.

May Revolution

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The rule of Joseph Bonaparte as King of Spain was resisted by Spaniards, and cast doubts on the legitimacy of the Spanish viceroys.
The US Declaration of Independence inspired similar movements in the Spanish colonies in South America.
William Carr Beresford surrenders to Santiago de Liniers during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
The coronation of Infanta Carlota Joaquina was considered an alternative to revolution.
Santiago de Liniers ruled as viceroy between 1807 and 1809.
Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, the last viceroy to rule in Buenos Aires.
Map of Cádiz during the French siege.
Secret meeting of the revolutionaries at the house of Nicolás Rodríguez Peña.
Juan José Castelli asks Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros for an open cabildo.
Invitation to the open cabildo of May 22
An open cabildo discussed the legitimacy of the viceroy and the new local government that replaced him.
The proposal of Cornelio Saavedra got the majority of votes.
The people gathered in front of the Buenos Aires Cabildo
Members of the Primera Junta
The Primera Junta ruled after the revolution.
Mariano Moreno was an influential member of the Primera Junta.
Bartolomé Mitre wrote one of the first historical interpretations of the May Revolution.
The revolutionaries of the May Revolution declared loyalty to Ferdinand VII of Spain.
The May Pyramid, commemorative monument at Plaza de Mayo

The May Revolution (Revolución de Mayo) was a week-long series of events that took place from May 18 to 25, 1810, in Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.

Two of the most notable are the Avenida de Mayo and the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, near the location of the Cabildo.

Rivadavia Avenue.

Avenida Rivadavia

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Rivadavia Avenue.
Rivadavia Avenue.
Rivadavia Avenue, downtown Buenos Aires, c. 1880.
Line A
Approximate route
Along Plaza de Mayo
At Diagonal Norte Avenue
Rivadavia and Uriburu, Balvanera section
Monument to Simón Bolívar, Rivadavia Park
Palacio Raggio, Almagro section

Avenida Rivadavia is one of the principal thoroughfares in Buenos Aires, Argentina, extending 23 mi from downtown Buenos Aires to the western suburb of Merlo.

Avenida Rivadavia begins at a crosswalk between the Casa Rosada and the State Intelligence Bureau, on the northeast corner of Buenos Aires' storied Plaza de Mayo.

Buenos Aires Cabildo

Cabildo of Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires Cabildo
The Cabildo in 1867, with 11 arches.
71st Regiment of Foot guidon of the British Army captured by Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata troops during the first British invasion in 1806 and exhibited as a war trophy at the National Museum of the Cabildo and the May Revolution, in Buenos Aires.
View from the Plaza de Mayo
Closeup view of the tower
View of the back of the main building from the Patio
View of the side of the complex, from Avenida de Mayo
View of the Cabildo at night

The Cabildo of Buenos Aires (Cabildo de Buenos Aires) is the public building in Buenos Aires that was used as seat of the town council during the colonial era and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.

Mayor Manuel de Frías proposed the building of the cabildo in what is now the Plaza de Mayo on March 3, 1608, since the government of the city lacked such a building.

Buenos Aires Central Business District

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Near the corner of Florida street and the Diagonal Norte thoroughfare, featuring several styles of architecture.
A representative image of pedestrians at the Microcentro
The Avenida Leandro N. Alem in Retiro, featuring the Catalinas Norte business complex.
Aerial view of the city's historical centre, in the borough of Monserrat.
High-rise buildings in Puerto Madero.

The Buenos Aires Central Business District is the main commercial centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina, though not an official city ward.

While the barrios of Puerto Madero and Retiro house important business complexes and modern high-rise architecture, the area traditionally known as Microcentro (Spanish: Microcenter) is located within San Nicolás and Monserrat, roughly coinciding with the area around the historic center of the Plaza de Mayo.

Main façade as seen from Plaza de Mayo

Casa Rosada

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Office of the president of Argentina.

Office of the president of Argentina.

Main façade as seen from Plaza de Mayo
The President's office
Christ the King Chapel
The Stained Glass Gallery
The Hall of Busts
The Palm Tree Patio
The Salón Blanco
The Salón Blanco
The North Hall
The South Hall
Hall of Argentine Bicentennial Women
Hall of Bicentennial Patriots of Latin America
Hall of Bicentennial Thinkers and Writers
Hall of Argentine Bicentennial Scientists
Hall of Argentine Bicentennial Painters and Paintings (Blue Hall)
Presidential elevator
Francia Stairs of Honour
Italia Stairs of Honour
Hall of Honour
Entrance on Rivadavia Street
The presidential balcony
Monument to Christopher Columbus, behind the Casa Rosada. This monument was removed and placed near Jorge Newbery Airfield.
The Italianate portico
View of the north wing and the porte-cochère
Casa Rosada (center) in 1888
Casa Rosada (1876)
View from the river (1920), with fountain where now is Plaza Colon

The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires.

The Casa Rosada sits at the eastern end of the Plaza de Mayo, a large square which since the 1580 foundation of Buenos Aires has been surrounded by many of the most important political institutions of the city and of Argentina.

Main façade of the cathedral. Note the absence of towers, the Classical portico and the high dome

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

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Main façade of the cathedral. Note the absence of towers, the Classical portico and the high dome
Impression of the Cathedral by Charles Pellegrini, 1829
The Cathedral as seen in 1876. Photo by Christiano Junior
Main facade in 1899, with the dome finished
Main nave
San Luis Gonzaga chapel
Mausoleum of General San Martín guarded by statues representing Argentina, Peru and Chile
The Cathedral (right) in 1854
Interior viewed towards the main chapel
Altarpiece of the lateral transept arm
Main altarpiece
The Cathedral at night (2012)
Detail of San Luis Gonzaga chapel
Nuestra Señora del Carmen chapel
Altar of Cristo de los Buenos Aires
San Juan Bautista chapel
Devote Christ
Altarpiece of San Martín de Tours
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The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires) is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood.

Civilian casualties after the massacre

Bombing of Plaza de Mayo

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Civilian casualties after the massacre
Bullet-ridden outer wall of the Ministry of Economy, pictured in 2009.

The Bombing of Plaza de Mayo was a massacre which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 16 June 1955.

On that day, 30 aircraft from the Argentine Navy and Air Force strafed and bombed Plaza de Mayo square in Buenos Aires in the largest aerial bombing ever on the Argentine mainland.