Plaza San Martín - Retiro
A beautiful park at the base of Calle Florida in the Retiro neighborhood, acts as the nucleus of what's considered the city's microcentro. In summer months, Argentine businesspeople flock to the park on their lunch hour, loosening their ties, taking off some layers, and sunning for a while amidst the plaza's flowering jacaranda. A monument to General José de San Martín towers over the scene. The San Martín Palace, one of the seats of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the elegant Plaza Hotel face the square.