We will begin our real-time walking tour in front of the San Martin Palace, which is acquired by the Argentine government in 1936 and became the headquarters for the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Then, we will stroll around the Plaza San Martin, located in the Retiro neighbourhood in downtown Buenos Aires, one of the city's oldest squares and was the site of several historical events. As well as containing examples of several native and foreign trees, the square contains several important monuments and sculptures.
On one side of the park are elegant buildings. Florida Street, a popular shopping strip, begins at the other entrance. The square is home to a tall 19th-century monument of a former military general and a memorial of the Falklands War. Walk along the well-maintained grass in the park and admire the colourful flowerbeds. Find the statue of General San Martin, from whom the park takes its name. French sculptor Louis-Joseph Daumas created the sculpture in the 19th century.
Admire the Torre Monumental (Monumental Tower) occupies the center of the park. The red-and-white structure has a large clock and spire. It was originally called the Torre de los Ingleses (English Tower) as it was a gift from the English community in Buenos Aires in 1810. However, after the Falklands War in 1982, it was renamed.
And finally, we will visit the Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament; it has a central nave and two aisles, equipped with spires built in an eclectic mixture of neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic styles. The church, perhaps the most luxurious in whole Buenos Aires, was often chosen by the Argentinian upper class to celebrate their weddings.