Carlos Thays Park

Carlos Thays Park, in the heart of Recoleta and very close to many other activities, which we tell you in this other note to enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors!

This large park has 4500m2 (more than 4 hectares), and bears this name in honor of the well-known Landscape Architect Carlos Thays.

parque carlos thaysA characteristic that distinguishes it and differentiates it from the other parks is that it is one of the few that has a great variety of sculptures. Here, you will find outstanding works by great and well-known artists such as Marta Minujín (“United Nations“); the plastic artist Fernando Botero (“Male Torso“); the Italian sculptor Alejo Afani (“Pro National Culture“); among many others.

Entrance is free and open!

Located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Callao, it is very close to some bars to enjoy a picnic in the open air and, later, to be able to go for a drink in the same area. Also, it is a few steps from the Law School, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Floralis Genérica and the Recoleta Cemetery.

It is truly a beautiful green space to enjoy a bit of the outdoors, close to many other attractions so you can plan a whole day in Recoleta. For more information, read this other note about this magnificent and picturesque neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

carlos thays parkWhat we do ask you is that, if you consume something in the park, then take your garbage to the nearest bin, to preserve the place. Preserving green spaces is everyone’s job!

 

BONUS TRACK:

-Don’t let his name confuse you! There are other spaces that bear the name of this renowned landscaper, such as the Botanical Garden.

-Here we leave you the map so you can see where it is and everything that you have nearby!

Ecopark in Buenos Aires

Ecopark in Buenos Aires, formerly known as the Palermo Zoo, which was closed and modified in 2016.

You may wonder what happened to all the species of animals that lived in that place… those that were in conditions of disease and / or rehabilitation are those that continued on this site (some are still waiting to be released to this day), and the rest were relocated to more suitable places for their animal life.

ecopark in buenos airesIt is a park open to the public in the heart of Palermo. Located at Av. Sarmiento and Av. Las Heras, it is in charge of the Ministry of the Environment and Public Space of the City. Several Special Projects have been created for animal care.

It is an open-air space with 16.7 hectares, suitable for the whole family, dedicated to environmental education through recreational and immersive experiences.

Here, you can learn about caring for animals and natural environments, through educational and recreational experiences, as well as technology through virtual reality.

Currently, only 50% of the park is open to the public, since the rest continue in works of heritage recovery, readjustment of spaces and other works that add to animal welfare.

ecopark in buenos airesThe entrance to the park is through Av. Sarmiento 2601 and its hours are from Wednesday to Sunday (and holidays), from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed due to rain!

Given the situation of COVID’19, it has a maximum capacity of 500 people and, upon entering, the staff will take their temperature. Likewise, the use of a mask is mandatory to access.

Entrance is for free!

So, if you want to know a little more about the environment, the species and enjoy a day outdoors, this Ecopark is a wonderful option!

Also, we bring you this note to see other parks to which you can walk from here!

 

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What to do in Tigre

Tigre is one of the most popular destinations for porteños to spend a day outdoors. Whether in summer or winter, contact with nature gives us multiple landscapes. One of the great advantages of Tigre is that it is very close to the city of Buenos Aires.

Next, we will share what to do in Tigre, a review of the best activities.

How to travel to Tigre

First of all, we must know how to get to Tigre. For this, we invite you to read this complete note that details the different ways to travel to Tigre with public transport (train, collective) and even bicycle.

Once they arrive, they can enjoy the following activities:

Tour the Paraná River Delta

what to do in tigreWithout a doubt, the main attraction in Tigre is the Delta. The Delta forms at the mouth of one or more rivers. The rivers have been dragging sediments throughout their journey and when they reach ocean level, they lose their capacity to transport them. For this reason, these sediments are deposited in the river beds. This is how islands and small rivers in the shape of labyrinths are formed.

From the port of Tigre, a few blocks from the transport stations, there are multiple river services that run through the Delta. You can choose a small or large boat. No need to make reservations. The ticket is bought at the river station.

It is also possible to take a boat to a spa and spend the day there. There are many bars and restaurants offering the different meals of the day. You can search Google Maps and find one of your liking.

Another option, if you have more time, is to spend the night in the Delta. It is a very nice experience to spend a few days in contact with nature. In airbnb you can find many cabins that are rented for the night.

what to do in TigreFor those who want to do a bit of sport, a very good option is to go on a Kayak tour. There are many companies that offer the service, either for rent or for a ride. Keep in mind that, to rent, you need experience because it is a very busy area.

 

 

Walk along Paseo Victorica

what to do in tigreA few blocks from the transport station, the Paseo Victorica begins, a beautiful route on the banks of the Luján River. They are a little more than 10 blocks to enjoy the view of the river. There you can sit in one of the restaurants to eat or drink something or just enjoy the view sitting on a public bench.

On the way, you will also see two museums: the Naval Museum and the Tigre Art Museum.

 

 

 

Visit the Puerto de Frutos

what to do in tigreThe Puerto de Frutos is a market that has changed over the years. It carries that name because in the beginning, exclusively Fruits and Vegetables that came from the Paraná River were sold by boat.

Today, although it is still possible to buy some fruit or vegetables, it has become a very varied market. There are handicrafts, many wooden products and even places to eat.

After visiting the Delta, you can take a few minutes, take a tour of the market and take a souvenir.

 

 

Mate Museum

what to do in tigreVisiting the Mate Museum is a short and peculiar activity. This small museum has more than 2,000 pieces including light bulbs, mate, thermos and documents referring to the traditional drink from the River Plate.

There is also a bar where you can taste mate and receive a talk on how to prepare and drink mate in the traditional way.

 

 

 

Coast Park (Parque de la Costa)

what to do in tigreIf the adrenaline of the boats or kayaks was not enough, you can try spending a few hours in the Parque de la Costa Amusement Park.

It is advisable not to go in high season as there are many lines for the different attractions.

 

 

 

Map of Atractions

A Visit to the Block of Enlightenment

The Block of Enlightenment (La Manzana de las Luces), a former Jesuit mission, is one of the city’s main historic landmarks, together with the Baroque church of San Ignacio.

a visit to the block of enlightenmentIt all started between 1686 and 1722 when the Jesuit monks built the church, and went on adjoining a school, a museum, a library, administrative offices and the city’s first chemist.

When Spain suppressed the order of the Jesuits, the whole complex was transformed. The school was turned into the Royal College of San Carlos (today’s Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires), the church became a cathedral, and Argentina’s first medical college was opened in the old chemist.

In 1780, the Spanish Viceroy Juan José de Vértiz established the city’s first printing press at the site, as well as an orphanage.

a visit to the block of enlightenmentThe most interest thing of the Block of Enlightenment is the network of underground tunnels beneath the building. They are believed to have served as a storage place for ammunitions during Argentina’s Independence War.

There are guided tours available in Spanish for ARS$150 (2 USD). Contact the museum for further details.

Currently, the guided tours are canceled due to the situation of the COVID-19 virus, for which certain visit protocols have been modified. Before the pandemic situation, the guided tours were in Spanish for ARS $ 150 (2 USD) February 2020.

 

We leave the museum website here for more information.

 

Contact

📍 Perú 294, CABA

📞 +54 (011) 4342-9930 / 6973

🗓 Mon a Fri – 11 a 19 hs

Sat, Sun, y Holidays – 13 a 19hs

Check information on the museum’s website before going.

 

We leave you the map to check how to get there!

Full Day in San Telmo & Downtown

Full day in San Telmo & Downtown, the best attractions so that you don’t miss these wonderful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires …

In addition to our Free Buenos Aires Tours, we also have suggested itineraries. These are tours that you can do on your own, like this one that we tell you about now!

In this case, we present you a full day in San Telmo and in the Center of the city of Buenos Aires, commonly known as Microcentro.

Special Days:
  • Sunday: San Telmo Market.

 

Visit Manzana de las Luces

Full day in San Telmo & DowntownHistorical and architectural tour. The Manzana de las Luces is made up of the Church of San Ignacio, the National College of Buenos Aires, and the old University of Buenos Aires.

It is named after the renowned and historic intellectual institutions.

 

 

Cartoon Route

Full day in San Telmo & DowntownThen, you can take Balcarce Street and head south, appreciating some of the cartoons that reflect Argentine society.

It is a section of the Paseo de la Historieta where you can see Mafalda, Isidro Cañones, Larguirucho, Matías and Clemente.

Minimum House

Full day in San Telmo & DowntownOn the way to Plaza Dorrego, you can visit the narrowest house in Buenos Aires.

Located on San Lorenzo y Defensa street.

Anibal Troilo Mural

Full day in San Telmo & DowntownSan Telmo is a neighborhood of Tango like La Boca and Almagro.

On Av. Independencia and Av. Colón there is a very beautiful mural dedicated to one of the glories of tango, the bandoneonist Anibal Troilo.

Plaza Dorrego

Full day in San Telmo & DowntownIf it is Sunday, you can visit the fair, if not, you can enjoy other days of the week, since it is a historic square with recycled mansions from the 19th century that completely surround it.

In these old mansions, you can find cafes, restaurants and antique shops.

It is a historic square because the independence of 1816 was announced to the people of the city there.

City Center Tour

Full day in San Telmo & DowntownTaking Av. 9 de Julio you can have a nice postcard of Buenos Aires: Evita Mural and the Obelisk. After that, you can head to the main door of the National Congreess to start our Free Tour in the City Center. It starts every day at 3pm. You will discover Barolo Palace, Cathedral, Pink House, Cabildo, as well as significant spaces for the history and current affairs of Argentina such as Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo.

Take into account checking the information of the Tours before making plans, since, in the face of the COVID-19 virus, some activities have undergone modifications and new protocols.

Café Tortoni

Full day in San Telmo & DowntownAt night, you can take advantage of your visit to the center to enjoy the Tango Show at the Tortoni Historic Café.

It is one of the cheapest shows without including dinner. It is important to make the reservation in advance. To read more about Café Tortoni click here!

Given the situation of the COVID-19 virus, we recommend that you stay informed before doing any planning.

 

Map of the Attractions!

 

Full Day in Palermo

Full day in Palermo: Parks, culture and much to know!

In addition to our Free Tours in Buenos Aires, we also have suggested itineraries. These are tours that you can do on your own. In this case we introduce you a full day in Palermo.

Special Days:

– Weekends: Plaza Serrano Market. – Sundays there is no Graffiti Tour.

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Full Day in La Boca and Puerto Madero

Full day in La Boca and Puerto Madero, a guide to everything you can do in these picturesque neighborhoods!

In addition to our Free Tours in Buenos Aires, we also have suggested itineraries. These are tours that you can do on your own. In this case, we introduce you a full day in La Boca and Puerto Madero.

Special days:

Monday: the ecological reserve is closed, except holidays.

Important consideration: there are no ATMs in La Boca and it is not recommended to get out of the touristic area of Caminito and Boca Stadium. In order to arrive to La Boca you can take a bus (152) or a taxi. It is recommended to visit La Boca by the day, from the morning until the afternoon.

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Full Day in Recoleta

Full Day in Recoleta

In addition to our Free Buenos Aires Tours, we also have suggested itineraries. These are tours that you can do on your own. In this case, we present you a full day in Recoleta.

Special days:

  • Monday: the museums are closed.
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: There is an Artisan Market in Plaza Alvear.

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What to do in Puerto Madero

What to do in Puerto Madero, check all the activities and places to do in one of the most top neighborhoods!

It is the most modern neighborhood in the City of Buenos Aires. Just a few blocks from old San Telmo and the city center, Puerto Madero appears to be a different city.

The neighborhood combines historic port buildings, built with bricks and iron arches, with modern and elegant restaurants and skyscrapers with glass walls.

In addition, here, you can find a huge Ecological Reserve with access to the river.

Read this article to find out what are the best activities and what to do in Puerto Madero.

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What to do in La Boca

What to do in La Boca, a complete guide to everything this picturesque neighborhood has to offer you!

It is an important place in the history of the Agentina: it is the place where Tango was born and where the colorful houses create a perfect combination with the great passion of soccer.

Read this full article to know what to do in La Boca.

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