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Tour of Argentina: Plaza de Mayo and Capital Cathedral

  Plaza de Mayo is the central square of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was built in 1884 to commemorate the May Revolution of the War of Independence in South America in 1810. Here, it is also the center of Argentina’s political life.

  Around May Square, with May Avenue as the center, Hipolito Irigoyen Street, Barcasse Street, Rivadavia Street and Bolivar Street are surrounded by the Presidential Palace of the Rose Palace , Argentina’s Ministry of Economy, Intelligence Agency, National Bank, Federal Public Administration, Municipal Government, Capital Cathedral, etc.

  In the middle of May Square stands the May Pyramid.

  When we traveled to Buyi, it was the season when jacarandas were in full bloom. The May Square was sunny and the green grass covered the smoky history.

  Beautiful jacaranda.

  People come and go in the square, or sit in the sun and relax.

  To the east of the Plaza de Mayo is the Rose Palace, the presidential palace of Argentina.

  The Rose Palace is named for its pink rose color. The upper two floors are the presidential office area, and the downstairs is the Presidential Palace Museum, which is open to the public at designated times.

  The clean and fresh Jiexin Park really lives up to the name of “good air”. (Buenos Aires’ Spanish means “how fresh the air is”)

  On the north side of the square is the famous capital cathedral, built in 1723 and has a history of 280 years. The church is a typical ancient Roman style, with 12 tall Roman columns, and the triangles above form a herringbone roof. Biblical stories are carved on the triangular wall. We will enter the cathedral later to see the style.

  One of the benefits of travel is that you often have the opportunity to see the humanities and scenery that you don’t normally see, to open your eyes, and to “stretch your posture”.

  Spacious square and road.

  This day happens to be a weekend. In such a central block, look at it yourself and don’t explain it. . . To be placed in our country, the crowds and traffic are bound to be bustling.

  White Carbido, colonial parliament building. It is now the May Revolution Museum.

  In the park, a cemetery was set up to commemorate the soldiers who died for the country. Each cross was decorated with flowers.

  The tourist handicraft shop by the square, all kinds of goods and bells and whistles, as well as the face of Che Guevara, an independent hero in Latin America, glanced at it.

  On the pyramid in the middle of the square stands the Statue of Liberty.

  At the Plaza de Mayo, turn to the Buenos Aires Capital Cathedral. The tomb of General Jose de San Martin, the national hero of Argentina and the liberator of South America, was buried in the cathedral.

  Under the corridor of the cathedral, there is a monument of General Saint Martin, a torch ignited in 1950 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Saint Martin, known as the “Argentine Flame”. Under the flames is written, “Here is the body of General Saint Martin and other unknown heroes in the War of Independence. Pay tribute to them!”

  Step into the church, the magnificent dome of the church is decorated with tall and gorgeous columns. The church is full of believers because it is Sunday and the bishop is doing mass.

  The bishop wearing a red robe preached on the altar in the middle of the church, and the sound surrounded the church through the microphone.

  The tourists who just came in also stopped and listened quietly.

  The seats under the stage were full of people.

  Devout and dedicated believers.

  What makes the Argentines proud is that the current Pope is the Argentine.

  The atmosphere in the church was solemn and solemn, but the priest did not understand Spanish.

  The first time I saw the priest’s sermon burning incense, the white robe boy next to him carried the incense burner.

  After a long time, by the aisle, an old man could no longer support him and took a nap.

  The bishop on the stage also rubbed his eyes.

  Gently walk down the corridor of the church to see the portraits and statues of Jesus everywhere.

  The dome of the church is painted with exquisite murals of biblical stories, as well as the relief of cute little angels.

  The corridors of the side hall of the church are distributed with different rooms and are the altars of the gods.

  Our Lady

  goddess

  Bible storyline

  Crucifixion

  The central aisle and dome of the church have been preserved from the 18th century to the present, and the neoclassical facade of the 19th century allows us to understand the traces of religious architecture, culture and art of different eras, which is precious.

  The interior of the church also retains precious sculptures and altar decorations from the 18th century, as well as rich Neo-Renaissance carvings and neo-Baroque decorations.

  Altar decoration

  Different styles in different rooms.

  The grand and grand dome of the main hall gives a solemn feeling.

  Mosaic floor with long history but still clear and intact.

  Walking out of the dignified church and back to the street, it still shines like that.

  All kinds of European-style buildings really deserve to be “Paris of South America”.

  Leaving May Square, the architectural styles along the way are different.

  Any block is neat and clean and green.

  A city of classic and modern.

  ”Buenos Aires” (Spanish: Buenos Aires, meaning “good air” or “downwind”), referred to as BA, is the capital and largest city of Argentina, located on the south bank of the La Plata River, east of South America The south bank and the opposite bank are Uruguay (East). The official language is Spanish.

  Plaza de Mayo is the center of political life in Buenos Aires. Various administrative financial institutions and landmark buildings surround May Plaza. For example, the Presidential Palace, located in Plaza de Mayo, is a pink building with a dignified and beautiful appearance, commonly known as the “Rose Palace”. It is a masterpiece of the 1856 Argentinean architect Budrisno Puelendon in Buenos Aires. In front of the Rose Palace is the solemn cathedral, built in 1723, containing the tomb of the national hero St. Martin. At the center of May Square stands a pyramid-shaped monument with the Statue of Liberty on top of the tower. It was built to commemorate the May Revolution of the Buenos Aires people in 1810 for independence and independence. The former city senate opposite the Rose Palace is a Spanish-style white building, now the May Revolution History Museum. At the other end of May Street is the National Assembly Building, and the reliefs on the walls are very moving. Parallel to May Avenue, there is the world’s longest Rivadavia Avenue. There are also tall buildings with many modern people in this area. The world-famous Cologne Theater is also located in this area. It is known as one of the three major theaters in the world and was built in 1908. The theater building is magnificent and has a French Renaissance architectural style. Only opera and ballet are performed here. The Cologne Theater has now been transformed into a bookstore. (Information comes from online search and collation)

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