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Plaza de Mayo & Obelisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Blueprint Creative
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    Last updated 04/14/19
    Posted 03/23/2018
    by Blueprint Server
    Game Version: Minecraft 1.13
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Plaza de Mayo & Obelisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A 1.5:1 scale recreation by Juancy

These are two of Buenos Aires' most iconic locations, combined into one plaza



The Plaza de Mayo is a city square and main foundational site of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was formed in 1884 after the demolition of the Recova building, unifying the city's Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Armas, by that time known as Plaza de la Victoria and Plaza 25 de Mayo respectively. The city centre of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo has been the scene of the most momentous events in Argentine history, as well as the largest popular demonstrations in the country. On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the May Revolution in 1811, the Pirámide de Mayo was inaugurated in the square's hub, becoming Buenos Aires' first national monument.

In an attempt to overthrow President Perón, the plaza was bombed during one of the populist leader's many rallies there on 16 June 1955, killing 364.

Protests have continued on taking place, with the major last one being during the December 2001 riots when five protesters were killed and several others injured by police as they rioted around the Plaza de Mayo.



The Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires) is a national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires. Located in the Plaza de la República in the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, it was erected in 1936 to commemorate the quadricentennial of the first foundation of the city.

In 1973, it was decorated as a Christmas tree.

On December 1, 2005, the obelisk was covered by a giant pink condom to commemorate the World AIDS Day.
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