Bird Watching Buenos Aires

Bird Watching Buenos Aires, a current and free way of ecotourism in the middle of the city!

Doing bird watching as leisure is a great way to go sightseeing, especially to get to know unusual places. Even if you think that Buenos Aires is a great city, you will be surprised by the amount of natural spaces it has, as well as a great variety of options to enjoy that nature.

Here, we are going to tell you the best places to observe the beauty of Argentine birds and delight you with their flight.

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Ecobicycles Buenos Aires

Ecobicycles Buenos Aires, a service offered by the Government of Buenos Aires to travel around the city in an ecological way.

ecobicycles buenos airesIt is an ecological public transport system, with the idea of ​​projecting a city in tune with the environment. Therefore, the bicycle has become an ecological, fast and extremely healthy means of transport both for those who use it and for the city.

Since 1996, bike paths began to be built throughout the city, and by 2004 their number had already increased. Today, most of the city has these bike paths.

In turn, the Ecobicycles system was implemented, where the city itself granted bicycles for use free of charge.

Due to various circumstances, in 2018, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires decided to offer the concession of this system, so it is currently in charge of Tembici, a Brazilian company.

Before this concession pass, the system underwent several modifications and it is no longer a free service since March 2021.

ecobicycles buenos airesTo purchase the bikes, you must register in the App and they will request an international credit card. If you don’t have one, you have the option of registering in person.

The service has the option of having the bike available from Monday to Friday, 4 trips of 30 minutes free of charge for residents. For tourists there is the “Tourist Pass” with two options:

  • Daily: A whole day, with 6 trips of 60 minutes per 24 hours. The cost is $ 900.-
  • Monthly: Every day of the month, with 6 daily trips of 60 minutes each day. It costs $ 3,500.-

If you use the system outside of the allowed time, you will be charged a penalty every 5 extra minutes.

To keep in mind, the passes are not cumulative, that is, if you buy the Daily pass and do not use it that day, it expires after 24 hours and you lose the money.

Here we leave you the website of the Ecobicis System so that you have all the updated information. You will also have the maps of the bike paths to know where it is better to travel!

North Coast Buenos Aires

North Coast Buenos Aires, all the information so that you can enjoy this totally free space in the City of Buenos Aires!

North Coast Buenos AiresPlanned as a walk in the open air while Alvear was president of Argentina. It is a corridor that runs parallel to the Río de la Plata and connects the Recoleta and Ciudad Universitaria neighborhoods, crossing the Palermo neighborhood.

It was developed on land that was fill, which was extracted during the construction of Subway Line B. In 1938, it was decreed that this land was intended to form a public walk and a public park.

Undoubtedly, it is a place with a fusion of styles and spaces that make it one of the most pleasant places in Buenos Aires to walk around, take a relaxing moment contemplating the River or do some entertainment activity. Also, you will see that there are no buildings that cover the landscape, so breathing here and contemplating the Sun is really fascinating! A landscape worth taking a few minutes to fully appreciate it.

North Coast Buenos AiresDuring your tour, you will find several shopping centers, many green spaces and some sports and recreation spaces. Also, you will see many restaurants and street food stalls (food trucks) that are delightful! Do not be guided by aesthetics, you really eat very well in all of them. Here you will find the best choripanes and Bondiola sandwiches in the country!

Approximately in the middle of the road, you will run into the Jorge Newbery Airport, which is located only 2km from the center of Buenos Aires.

north coast buenos airesIt also has a Park that was inaugurated in 2013, to achieve having in one place the practices of extreme sports such as bicipolo, palestra, skate, longboard among others. Obviously, cyclists are not excluded, as there are bike paths everywhere, as well as benches to sit down and rest a bit.

Do not be surprised if you see many fishermen in the area, since it is very common for people to go fishing there.

Towards the end of the North Coast you will find the Memory Park. It is a space dedicated to the memory of the state victims of the last military dictatorship that existed in Argentina between 1976 and 1983. Here is a note for you to discover more about this place!

Finally, on the border of the city with the province, you can find the Children’s Park, a 32-hectare coastal area where you can enjoy the coast and the outdoors. In summer Buenos Aires Beach usually works, where umbrellas, lounge chairs are placed and there are many activities for those attending. From here there is a bridge that crosses to the Walk of Vicente López, an extensive coastal area of ​​the first municipality of the province.

As you may have noticed, it is like a space completely alien to the bustle of the city. Without hesitation, we recommend that you dedicate a moment of the day to go, especially if it is sunny!

Here we leave you another note so that you know everything you can do in Puerto Madero, which is located a few meters from the Costanera Norte Buenos Aires!

 

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Puerto Madero Brewery Port

Puerto Madero Brewery Port, an outdoor option with good beer!

It is a huge space, with outdoor tables that line the Puerto Madero river. A very original proposal, which includes a variety of options for you to enjoy a unique and relaxing moment.

Puerto Madero Brewery PortYou can go both during the day and at night, this place offers good gastronomic combos, with the plus of having the best view of the city of Buenos Aires.

It has more than 20 styles of craft beers, hamburgers for all tastes, with different options of Combos, which include food and drink, which will be much cheaper! In addition to beer, they have different drinks and Wines from the Catena Zapata Winery.

In addition to all this, they have free parking for customers, which you can enjoy your benefit by entering through the traffic light that is located on Cecilia Grierson and Juana Manso streets. But, you can also go by bike!

puerto madero brewery portAnd as an extra, it is a Pet Friendly place, so your best friend can also enjoy the ride with you!

Located at 400 Cecilia Grierson Street, North Dock, in the heart of Puerto Madero.

Given the situation of COVID-19, its current schedule is from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day.

If what you are looking for is a relaxing moment, accompanied by a beautiful view, a bit of fresh air and delighting your palate with a delicious beer and good food, without a doubt, Puerto Madero Brewery Port will fulfill your wish and more too !

Here we leave you this other note with everything you can do in Puerto Madero, to plan a unique and different day!

 

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Eating outdoors in Buenos Aires

Eating outdoors in Buenos Aires, a beautiful plan to enjoy a great gastronomic plan.

Buenos Aires is a beautiful and immense city, full of activities to do. One of the many things they pay a lot of attention to in this city is gastronomy. The variety of menus and places to eat is endless.

In turn, there is a plan for each style of traveler and here we want to bring you the best options for Outdoor Eating in Buenos Aires.

Puerto Madero Brewery Port (Puerto Cervecero Madero)

eating outdoors in buenos airesIt is an open-air bar in the heart of Puerto Madero. With a great variety of menu, a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors.

It has a beautiful view of the river, which will make you have an amazing time, both day and night.

You have many means of transport to get there, in addition they’re pet friendly, so you can be accompanied by your pet!

In this bar, you will be able to find a wide variety of craft beers, with the best view of Buenos Aires.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 5pm to midnight.

Located in the North Dock, of the Port of Buenos Aires. You enter through Cecilia Grierson 400, corner of Juana Manso.

Here we leave you their Facebook page, since they do not have an official one, so you can be informed.

In this other note, you can find other activities to do in Puerto Madero.

 

Paseo de la Infanta

eating outdoors in buenos airesIt is the gastronomic pole and center of attraction of the Palermo neighborhood.

With a strategic location, a few meters from the Rosedal and forming part of the Bosques de Palermo, there are endless bars and restaurants for all tastes and styles. The property has 36 thousand square meters of surface and is under the tracks of the Mitre Railroad.

Here, you will discover an all-time plan, since it lights up day or night and they have a running schedule. So, if you decide to go to the Bosques de Palermo to spend the day, the finishing touch can be a dinner in one of these beautiful places in the open air, so as not to cut off the satisfaction of a whole day outside!

There are many means of transport that will be able to bring you closer to this fantastic gastronomic center.

In this note, you will be able to see what else you can do in the Palermo neighborhood, in case you want to plan a whole day and end it with a good dinner.

 

Patio de los Lecheros

eating outdoors in buenos airesIt is a gastronomy space, located in the Caballito neighborhood.

Just 30 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires, its premise is to spread quality gastronomic culture and live music.

During the weekends, you can enjoy live bands.

Its location is in Av. Tte. Gral. Donato Álvarez 175 (and Bacacay street).

On its official website, there is no information about the new protocols on the global situation of COVID-19, so we believe that their hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. At the moment, they are handled without reservation.

Here we leave you their website so that you can be in direct contact.

 

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Floralis Generic

Floralis Generic, an imposing sculpture in the Palermo neighborhood.

It is a metal sculpture 20m high, which is located in the United Nations Square.

floralis genericDonation made by its author, the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano.

Its structure is made of stainless steel and aluminum; and its weight is 18 tons. It is the first sculpture that has movement, which is controlled by a hydraulic system and photoelectric cells.

It receives the name of Floralis Generic, in homage to all flowers. For this same reason, it is a reflection of the dynamism of our time. According to its creator, the word Floralis means that it belongs to the flora, and Generic is due to the concept of “gender”, so it represents all the flowers in the world and not one in particular.

floralis genericIts magic lies in its electrical system, which manages to automatically open and close the flower petals, depending on what time of day it is. During the night, the flower closes containing a red glow inside, and then opens in the morning of the next day. This mechanism is the same that closes the flower in moments of strong winds, simulating the process of nature.

Every morning it opens at 8am and closes at sunset, which is a schedule that varies according to the season of the year.

During the year, there are only four nights of special days when it remains open: May 25 (Argentine Revolution Day), September 21 (Spring Day in Argentina), December 24 and 31 (Christmas and New Years) .

We leave you here a note so you can see more options to enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors activities!

And in this other note, we tell you what you can do in the Palermo neighborhood.

Here we leave you the location so you can go visit this beautiful sculpture.

Lezama Square (Parque Lezama)

Lezama Square (Parque Lezama), the most luxurious green space in the city of Buenos Aires.

lezama squareIt is a traditional walk in the City of Buenos Aires. Located in the San Telmo neighborhood, on the border with La Boca and Barracas, between Defensa, Brasil, Av. Paseo Colón and Av. Martín García streets.

Headquarters of the National Historical Museum, which used to be the home of one of its many owners, Gregorio Lezama.

A characteristic of this place are the tree-lined avenues, the ravine that falls towards Martín García and Paseo Colón avenues, and its beautiful amphitheater with stone steps.

Some historians maintain that this space is the old Puntas de Buenos Aires, where Pedro de Mendoza made the first foundation of the city in 1536.

The land belonged to different owners during those years, until, in 1857, Gregorio Lezama bought it.

He imported exotic trees and plants, European landscapers designed one of the most luxurious private gardens of the time, and also transformed the mansion.

Upon his death, Lezama’s widow sold the land to the commune in 1894 on the condition that it become a public walk with her husband’s name.

lezama squareIt has several sculptures, monuments such as Pedro de Mendoza, a viewpoint and a fountain.

In front of the Lezama Park, is the Russian Orthodox Church, on Brasil Street. Easily recognizable by its Muscovite style and blue domes. It is a work of the architect Alejandro Christophersen.

On the intersection of Brasil and Defensa streets, there are two notable bars in the city which are El Británico and El Hipopótamo. Two great options to eat and enjoy a little more about the typical history of Buenos Aires.

Undoubtedly, this huge space is ideal for you to spend a day outdoors, to fill yourself with fresh air and walk all its corners.

In addition, you have many other attractions nearby that you can read in this note!

And if your plan is to enjoy more green spaces, we leave you this other note where we provide you with a list so you can enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors!

 

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San Martín Plaza

San Martín Plaza, one of the oldest in the city of Buenos Aires, in the heart of Retiro.

It is one of the few green spaces where several historical events took place.

In 1807, a combat was carried out, which ended in victory. In 1812, San Martín installed the barracks of the Horse Grenadier Regiment, so in 1878, before the centenary of his birth, he was commemorated by giving his name to this beautiful and enormous space. In 1942 it was declared a Historic Place of the city.

san martin plazaThe renowned landscaper Carlos Thays, was the one who incorporated new plant species. In addition, this space has large monuments and sculptures, which you will easily find. One of the most impressive is the one dedicated to General San Martín and the Armies of Independence.

It also has a play area for the little ones and many benches where you can sit and enjoy its many pine, willow and palm trees, a variety of plants and birds; and plenty of green space to throw down a blanket and improvise a fun picnic.

It is the lung of Retiro to cut with the bustle of the downtown area of ​​the city.

In front of the Plaza San Martín is the Museum of Arms of the Nation and the Military Circle, on Av. Santa Fe.

san martin plazaDue it is located in such a central place in the Retiro neighborhood, you will find many bars, breweries, restaurants and kiosks, so any plan to walk to Plaza San Martín is good.

It is a very well located area, to be reached by any means of transport. Subway line C has direct access to the plaza and the Museum of Weapons, so you must get off at the Gral. San Martín station. Also, you will find many bus lines that bring you closer to this beautiful square. And, if you dare to go by bike, you have several streets with a bike path for safer transport, since the area is quite crowded because it is part of the downtown area of ​​the city.

In 2009, the exhibition “Culture for Peace” was held, with 140 sculptures of bears 2m high, each one, painted by an artist from the 140 countries of the United Nations. In 2011, Marta Minujín, a renowned Argentine artist, installed the “Torre de Babel”, a 25m spiral-shaped work consisting of 30,000 books in different languages.

Don’t miss out on enjoying this beautiful space in the middle of the city of Buenos Aires!

 

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Sarmiento Park

Sarmiento Park, a huge and beautiful place, a little further from the busiest neighborhoods.

sarmiento parkThis big park is a meeting point, celebrations and sports activities.

In the heart of the Saavedra neighborhood, it is one of the few parks that has so many sports facilities. With soccer fields, handball, paddle ball, Olympic pools, beach volleyball, athletics and much more!

If your idea is to have a sports day, with plenty of space and nature around, this is the place for you!

 

sarmiento parkAlso, you will find grills available, in case you want to have a gourmet lunch made by you!

Sarmiento Park, occupies an area of ​​70 hectares, and has several activities that take place within the park, such as hockey, tennis, gymnastics and athletics schools.

If you dare to go cycling, it has a 3.000-meter bike path so you can continue enjoying within the same park.

It is located on Av. Dr. Ricardo Balbín, very close to General Paz. You will find several buses that bring you closer, but no subway goes here, so its accessibility, from the busiest neighborhoods, is not so simple. It is located on the border between the Capital and the Province of Buenos Aires.

Entrance is free and open!

As in all green spaces, we ask you to take your garbage and deposit it in the nearest bin to take care of the facilities together.

In this note, we leave you all the information to be able to enjoy Buenos Aires outdoors!

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Rivadavia Park

Rivadavia Park, in the heart of the Caballito neighborhood, is like its green lung of pure air. Cut with the structure of so many buildings.

rivadavia parkHere, you will find a large fair for used books, records and magazines available every day of the week. And, to keep in mind, you will find the cheapest prices!

Rivadavia Park has 6 hectares in total, with large sculptures and has a playground for the little ones. On weekends, you can also find a specific event such as outdoor classes or some fairs.

It is ideal for a day of relaxation in the grass, a picnic and enjoying a great walk!

Rivadavia Park is also the birthplace of the neighborhood’s athletes, so you are going to bump into several walkers and runners.

In addition, you will find bars and restaurants for all tastes around you or a couple of blocks away. 4 blocks from Rivadavia Park, is the renowned Caballito Village, which has movie theaters, places and food places. Given the situation of COVID-19, their entry and stay is based on current protocols.

rivadavia parkInside, you will find an imposing monument to the Liberator Simón Bolívar, as well as the Monument to the Mother of Luis Perlotti.

Admission is free, but it has an opening hours from 8am to 9pm, every day!

 

 

In this note, you’ll find more places to go and have a great day in Buenos Aires outdoors!

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