San Martín Plaza, Buenos Aires

San Martín Plaza with its Monumento del Libertador José de San Martín (Monument to the Liberator José de San Martín), national hero of Argentina and a leader of South America’s struggle for independence from Spain also is home to the Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas, a monument to Argentine soldiers who lost their lives in the Fauklands War.  Historically, the location of San Martín Plaza served as a slave market, a military fort, and a bullring.  A replica of the Monument to General José de San Martín was given to the United States by Argentina and now stands in Washington, DC.

Monumento del Libertador José de San Martín

Monumento del Libertador José de San Martín

SOURCE:  Monumento del Libertador José de San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

Detail of Monumento del Libertador José de San Martín

Detail of Monumento del Libertador José de San Martín

SOURCE:  Detail of Monumento del Libertador José de San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas - 1

Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas – 1

SOURCE:  Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas -1 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas - 2

Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas – 2

SOURCE:  Monumento a los Caídos de Malvinas – 2 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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