As of March 20, 2020 and by Decree 297/20, the entire country entered a period of social,

preventive and obligatory isolation.

What does this mean?

That you cannot leave your home except to provide yourself with essential items, such as food,

cleaning supplies and medicines.

If you do not comply with these rules, you are breaking the law.

If you have traveled to a country where the virus is spreading or have been in contact with

someone who tested positive, you must stay in isolation for 14 days.

If you have any of the symptoms, call free of charge at 107.

For more information, send an email to

Plaza San Martín

Public square and site of historic events

Located in Retiro, Plaza San Martín is one of the city’s oldest squares and was the site of several historic events.

A decisive battle took place here during the second British invasion of Buenos Aires in 1807, and, in 1812, General San Martín chose the area to locate the barracks of his mounted granadiers regiment, reason why the square was named Plaza San Martín to mark the centenary of the independence hero’s birth in 1878.

The squares current design owes much to French landscaper Charles Thays, who designed many of Buenos Aires’ parks and squares. As well as containing examples of several native and foreign trees, the square contains several important monuments and sculptures.