Centennial Park (Parque Centenario)

Centennial Park (Parque Centenario), a meeting point for any meeting that arises in the Almagro neighborhood, the batucada area, outdoor sports, training sessions, mates in front of the lake and a thousand other activities.

centennial parkIt is a very busy green area, located on the main avenues of the neighborhood: Av. Díaz Vélez and Av. Ángel Gallardo.

Here, you will meet many people all day at any time! But, don’t worry, you will always find a place where you can have a little peace.

In Parque Centenario, you will find during the week, the book fair and, on weekends, a craft fair is set up with a variety of items.

Inside the park there is also the Museum of Natural Sciences, where you will be able to find different samples and attractions, depending on when you go. Here we leave you their website to see the grid of activities.

centennial parkAdmission is free and open, with an opening time at 6am that lasts until 10:30 pm.

It is the coveted place in Almagro for physical activities, so pay close attention until you find a little place to sit, because many cyclists, runners and compulsive walkers will pass by you! In addition, it has a sports plaza, skate park and much more!

 

In this note, we leave you a section of all the parks and green spaces so that you can plan a beautiful day of picnic and sun!

Here we share you the exact location:

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!