The city of Buenos Aires has many attractions, activities and must-see places. On this occasion, we want to bring you several plans to enjoy a day outdoors in this wonderful city!
We prepare a list of several parks and squares for you to enjoy, depending on the area you are going to visit. We already brought you the option of the Tigre in this other note, but, now, we want to focus more on the capital of this great city…
Get ready to have an updated list of beautiful green spaces to live Buenos Aires outdoors!
Palermo Woods (Bosques de Palermo)
An immense place, surrounded by trees, paths to carry out different physical activities, or simply go around the lake and enjoy a little peace.
In the heart of one of the largest neighborhoods that Buenos Aires has, you are going to love visiting this space of giant vegetation!
Within the Bosques de Palermo you will find the Paseo del Rosedal (here you can see our note about the Rosedal), and the well-known Planetarium!
But these are not its only attractions, you can do the type of physical activity you want, or if you prefer, enjoy a delicious craft beer in the open air. Sure, it is an area surrounded by bars!
Entrance is free and open. It has several streets to enter, but the most common are Av. Sarmiento and Av. Libertador.
The reality is that you have many meters to walk and go!
Close to the Bosques de Palermo, just a couple of blocks away, you will find the Ecoparque. Here we leave you a note about this space!
In the heart of Palermo, and very close to the Palermo Woods, you will find this typical Japanese-style Garden. Without a doubt, you are going to fall in love with this place, so we recommend you go with time and early, to be able to spend several hours inside.
Although the space is not as big as the rest of the spaces that we comment you in this note, this one in particular will make you want to go through it more than once and enjoy each step.
Not only are its trees charming, but all the typical structure of Japan will amaze you. Another note of color is that in the lagoon you will find the typical Koi fish.
Also, inside the park you will find a nursery garden to buy various plants and food for the Koi fish, since it is forbidden to throw food at them that is not suitable.
It has a typical food restaurant, so you can have lunch or dinner.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Garden has 3 visiting shifts. Here we leave you their website so that you can purchase the tickets and have the information about the protocols to follow.
If you like plants, trees and vegetables, this place is ideal for you! It has more than 7 hectares and is the cradle of 6,000 plant species. The good news is that, as you walk through the Garden, each species has its name so you can learn them!
Located on Av. Santa Fe y República Árabe Syria, it is an immense space of pure air, ideal for a day of walking, relaxation and learning.
It has 5 greenhouses, a botanical library, three gardens with French, Oriental and Roman styles, a herbarium and, many times, you will be able to find art samples in its beautiful English-style house.
Entrance is free and open.
We provide you with the garden schedules so that you can plan your day well. On Mondays it is closed for cleaning and specific care. Then, in the summer season (September 22 to April 21) it opens Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. While in winter season (April 22 to September 21) Tuesday to Friday open from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Here we leave you their website so you can have all the updated information!
Metal sculpture 23 meters high, weighing 18 tons. It was a gift to the city of Buenos Aires from the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano.
Located in Av. Figueroa Alcorta, it was inaugurated in April 2002.
It is a giant flower made of stainless steel, aluminum and reinforced concrete. Look towards the sky, and through an electrical system, it opens and closes its six petals depending on the time of day.
It opens every morning at 8am and closes at sunset, at a different time depending on the season of the year, due to the availability of sunlight.
The description of its name is: Floralis, which belongs to the flora (flowers), and Generic for the word “gender“, that is, it represents all the flowers that exist. For this reason, its system emulates the behavior of a natural flower.
San Martín Square
In the heart of Microcentro (Retiro), you will find this imposing Plaza. Very close to the Retiro station, renowned for many historical events that occurred there.
It has a playground for the little ones; and many meters for the delight of being able to read a book under a tree, enjoy an ice cream on one of its beautiful benches, or simply go for a walk along all the paths it has.
It’s really huge and full of beautiful trees, so its variety of birds is high as well.
It’s a great way to cut off and isolate yourself a bit from the noise of cars on Av. San Martín.
In front, you will find several cafes, ice cream parlors and kiosks, in case you need food to throw a blanket on the grass and just enjoy the day.
If you go by subway, line C has the “San Martín” station that leaves you right at the direct exit to the Plaza. If you use line E, you should get off at “Retiro” Station. Also, there are many bus lines that reach here.
It has free and open entry.
It is one of the largest urban reserves in Latin America.
Located in the neighborhood of Puerto Madero, it is in what is known as Costanera Sur.
It has 350 hectares, with more than 2,000 species of animals that vary in birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and a variety of native vegetation.
The entrance can be from Viamonte street, or, also, from Brazil.
Ideal if you want to walk a bit in the middle of pure nature! It is a space that cuts with the bustle of the city and manages to isolate you, to immerse yourself in a large forest with many trails with viewpoints to the Río de la Plata.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It does not open on rainy days.
Here we leave you a note about this beautiful green space!
Located in the neighborhood of San Telmo (almost La Boca), this immense park is one of the most named.
It has several sculptures and many meters to place you wherever you like. Also, you will find an amphitheater, a fountain and, depending on the day you go, a great fair.
Around it, you will find several bars, many of which have the Take Away option so you can improvise a picnic outdoors!
Entrance is free and open. You can enter by Av. Brasil or by Defense. And then, you can walk through the Defense fair and visit all the Antiques stores that this picturesque neighborhood has, as well as getting to know the notable bars.
Here we leave you a note of the best still lifes in Buenos Aires for you to guide!
In addition, we leave you a list of some parks that you can enjoy in different neighborhoods:
-Almagro: Centennial Park (Parque Centenario)
-Caballito: Rivadavia Park
-Recoleta: Carlos Thays Park
-Saavedra: Sarmiento Park
Map of Attractions