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Thursday

Site seeing in Plza de Mayo area

Our day began with lunch at Las Violet as, opened in 1884. Quaint with stained glass windows, polished wood and the most amazing pastries and candies, that makes Cheesecake factory look insignificant.
Then off to photograph Cafe Tortoni, oldest cafe in BA- 1858. What history...
Made our way to Plaza de mayo to witness a Thursday @ 3:30 ritual. Since 1977, the Madres have demonstrated against military kidnappings, torture and execution of 30,000 people during 1976-83. A ceremony in which they honor their missing children. It was very moving to witness.
Next visited two beautiful churches, Cathedral Metropolitiana and Iglesia Santa Catalina, home if first convent and church founded in 1745.
Then off to eat ice cream at Perssico, recommended by our wine guide, and let's say he was correct best ice cream ever. I had dulce due leche with walnuts and others had chocolate with almonds. Needless to say that was our dinner until we decided we had to try the ponchos- hot dogs in the corner for 2$ or 8 pesos. Many choices for toppings.
Looking forward to our last day of site seeing..

Posted by TreePode 12:50

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