General Belgrano Monument at Plaza de Mayo in Monserrat, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Beneath the flagpole is an equestrian statue of General Manuel Belgrano. This national hero was a delegate at the Primera Junta in May of 1810. He was also a major military leader during the Argentine War of Independence. Several of his decisive victories over the Spanish Loyalists – including the improbable win during the Battle of Tucumán in 1812 – paved the way toward the Declaration of Independence in 1816. This bronze monument honoring one of the great Libertadores was erected in 1873.


Plaza de Mayo, Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen, C1087, CABA, Argentina


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