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You can find Plaza de Mayo, in the heart of downtown, the main historic square where most of the politico protests take place, surrounding the square is Cabildo, The Pink House, residence of the government and the Metropolitan Cathedral built in the XVIII century in neoclassic style. There you can find the remains of General Jóse San Martin. Avenida de Mayo begins there. Similar to the Great Via Madrileña with tree-shaded Avenue lined with grand buildings.
Nearby at the revamped dock area is Puerto Madero, the 19th century warehouses have been converted into offices, lofts and cool restaurants serving sophisticated food. This neighbourhood can be compared to that of the seaport in New York. You can visit the famous Fragata Sarmiento , old school ship anchored in dyke3, actually it is now a Museum from the Marine.
In this neighbourhood is also Florida, a bustling central shopping area and pedestrian walk, five blocks away is the famous theatre Colon (considered one of the four biggest classical theatre in the world) with its majestic architecture belonging to different European style. Walking a bit further is the Obelisco high up overlooking junctions Diagonal Norte Avenue, Corrientes and 9 de Julio: this last is known as the widest Avenue in the world and runs through the city north to south. Part of the attraction are the parks and wide green spaces throughout.