With a history dating back to the May, 1810 uprising that started Argentina on its journey towards independence, BA's Plaza de Mayo has become the city's central square and scene of just about all its organized protests. Don't worry, though; they tend to be few and far between. The real treat, aside from some scenic Spanish-inspired architecture, is the palpable sense of historical and cultural significance you get from walking here.
Of the significant buildings that surround the plaza, the Presidential Palace (La Casa Rosada) may be the most well known for its balcony from which Evita gained her now internationally renowned reputation. While you're here, you can also take a peek inside the courthouse-esque Metropolitan Cathedral, or stop for a "really unique" photograph in front of traditionally clad Regimiento de Patricios officers stationed outside the former Spanish Town Hall. Whatever the motivation (heck, even if it's just the palm trees and people watching), the Plaza de Mayo is easily worth a visit, and makes for a fantastic starting point from which to begin an exploration of vibrant Buenos Aires.
Location:Hipólito Yrigoyen 400, Buenos Aires