San Martín went back to Buenos Aires in 1824. Young Argentine Republic was weakened by the battles between the federal and unitary bands. In the middle of so much confusion, San Martín was accused of conspiring for the unitary side. The great liberator, tired and at the age of 45, decided to exile to France, the same as Bolívar. He followed the situation of the country, first from his exile in Brussels and then from Paris. 1848 revolution took him to Boulogne-sur-mer where he died in 1850 at the age of 72.
In Argentina, San Martín is considered the Father of the Country. In 1878, the great square of Retiro neighborhood in Buenos Aires was named General San Martín Square. You can see the statue of the Liberator on his horse in the middle of hundred-year-old trees. At the corner of the square and Arenales street you can find Anchorena Palace, one of the most beautiful French architectural pieces of the city.
In 1936 it was renamed San Martín Palace when it was purchased by the government as the building for the Department of Foreign Affairs. San Martín rests in the City Cathedral at the end of Florida street, at Plaza de Mayo. His mausoleum is surrounded by three sculptures of women representing the three countries liberated by him: Argentina, Chile and Perú.
What to read
The website of the Instituto Nacional Sanmartiniano dedicated to the memory of San Martín.