Live Webcam Republic Square, Buenos Aires
Live webcam shows Republic Square in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Republic Square (Spanish: Plaza de la República) is a historical square located in San Nicolas district of Buenos Aires at the intersection of Av. 9 de Julio and Av. Corrientes. It got its name in honor of the event August 1812, when the Argentine flag was first flown in Buenos Aires. The flag was hung out at the church of Saint Nicholas of Bari, located just on the site of the Republic Square. In the 1930s, the church was demolished for the construction of Avenida 9 de Julio. On May 23, 1936, The Obelisk of Buenos Aires of a height of 71.5 m was built in honor of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Buenos Aires on the site of the demolished church. All 4 sides of the obelisk are oriented to sides of the world, it has one entrance from the west. At its top there are 4 windows with a wonderful view of the center of Buenos Aires, the stairs with 206 steps leads to the top of the monument. Republic Square is the place for mass social events, colorful performances and shows. Traditionally, football fans gather there to celebrate the victories of their football team, and especially the victories of the Argentina national football team.