St. Martin's Square is located in front of St. Martin's Palace. It is small but very beautiful. In the middle of the Square is a statue of General St. Martin's riding horse. It is surrounded by a flat lawn and tall trees. There are many purple sunflowers planted in the Square. Purple and green correspond to the flowering season. It's really beautiful.
St Martin's Square is irregular in shape and covers an area of 24.6 million square meters. It is one of the oldest squares in Buenos Aires. In the middle of the square stands the statue of the liberator Joseph Daumes, carved in 1862 by the French sculptor Louis Joseph Daumes. The statue of St. Martin is carved from a whole piece of bronze, and the horse leaps into the air, so the weight of the whole sculpture is concentrated on the hind legs of the horse, which reflects the superb skill of the sculptor. According to Argentina's practice, foreign heads of state visiting or ambassadors submitting their credentials are required to lay wreaths at the St. Martin Monument.
In the early morning of Buenos Aires, the sun was shining at more than five o'clock local time. The typical Spanish memorial tower in St. Martin's Square stood solemnly. A hundred-year-old locust tree swayed in the wind. Pigeons were looking for food in the Yellow locust flowers. Purple flowers seemed to be embedded in the distant blue sky, drawing a beautiful and peaceful picture.
The statue of St. Martin is carved from the whole piece of bronze, and the horse leaps into the air. Therefore, the weight of the whole statue is concentrated on the hind legs of the horse, which reflects the superb skill of the sculptor. The square is very green. It's comfortable to sit in the shade in summer. In summer, local people like to lie down on the shady lawn and sleep. The transportation is convenient.
The Plaza de San Martin is located on the northern edge of Buenos Aires' most important street, Calle de Florida. It is in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It was here that the Spanish Governor Generals maintained their official residence. One hundred years after San Martin's birth, the Plaza was named in his honor. There's a beautiful statue of the Father of Argentina, General San Martin, inside the plaza.
Beautiful Square in a fashionable neighborhood. If you walk the length of Florida you'll hit it. Enjoy the "palaces" around it.
St. Martin's Square is a large, well-greened square, because St. Martin Chiang Kai-shek is named here, can not be missed!