Plaza del Congreso, Buenos Aires

At the west end of Avenida de Mayo, in front of the Palacio del Congreso, lies the Plaza del Congreso.  Within the Plaza is Monumento a los Dos Congresos (Monument of the Two Congresses) honoring the Congress of 1810 in Buenos Aires and the Congress of 1816 in Tucumán which lead to the independence of Argentina.  Fountains and sculptures fill the Plaza and a temporary nativity scene of colossal scale stands at the east end (this was, after all, just after Christmas.

Plaza del Congreso - 1

Plaza del Congreso – 1

SOURCE:  Plaza del Congreso – 1 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

 Plaza del Congreso - 2

Plaza del Congreso – 2

SOURCE:  Plaza del Congreso – 2 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

Monumento a los Dos Congresos 

Monumento a los Dos Congresos

SOURCE:  Monumento a los Dos Congresos (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

 Plaza del Congreso Nativity Scene

Plaza del Congreso Nativity Scene

SOURCE:  Plaza del Congreso Nativity Scene (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Jan 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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