The Pirámide de Mayo (Spanish pronunciation: [piˈɾamiðe ðe ˈmaʝo]; English: May Pyramid), located at the hub of the Plaza de Mayo, is the oldest national monument in the City of Buenos Aires. Its construction was ordered in 1811 by the Primera Junta to celebrate the first anniversary of the May Revolution. It was renovated in 1856, under the direction of Prilidiano Pueyrredón. In 1912, after having undergone many modifications, it was moved 63 metres (68.9 yards) to the east, with the idea that a much larger monument would eventually be constructed around it.
The monument is crowned by an allegory of Liberty, the work of the French sculptor Joseph Dubourdieu. From the ground to the peak of the statue's Phrygian cap, the Pyramid measures 18.76 metres (61.5 feet).
Diego Núñez | Mar 17, 2017
The pyramid was inaugurated in 1811, one year after May Revolution, which installed a patriotic government.
Farooq Rathore | May 6, 2017
Seemed to be an interesting monument but was under going renovation when I visited the place
El Gato Creative Club | Oct 18, 2017
A monument with a big history behind...
Patricia Fuster | Apr 25, 2018
I like it!
Vesna Aleksic | Sep 5, 2016
Obelisk in the center of Plaza de Mayo erected to honor the 1st anniversary of the May Revolution.
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