Buenos Aires outdoors

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)

buenos aires outdoorsAn 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!

Japanese Garden

buenos aires outdoorsIn 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.

 

Botanical Garden

buenos aires outdoorsIf 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!

Carlos Thays Park

buenos aires outdoorsIn the Recoleta neighborhood, you will find this large park of 4500m2 (more than 4 hectares), which bears this name in honor of the well-known Landscape Architect.

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.

A 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 Cultura Nacional”); among many others.

Entrance is free and open!

What 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!

 

San Martín Square

buenos aires outdoorsIn 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.

 

Lezama Park

buenos aires outdoorsLocated 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!

 

Centennial Park (Parque Centenario)

buenos aires outdoorsMeeting 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.

It 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.

During the week, there is the book fair and, on the weekends, there is a craft fair 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.

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

 

Rivadavia Park

buenos aires outdoorsRight in the Caballito neighborhood, it’s like your green lung.

Here, 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!

It has 6 hectares in total, with a large sculpture in the middle and has a playground for the little ones. On the 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!

Also, it is the cradle of the athletes of the neighborhood and, around, you will find bars and restaurants for all tastes!

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

 

Sarmiento Park

buenos aires outdoorsA little further from the busiest neighborhoods, is this huge park, a meeting point, festivities 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, this is the place for you!

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

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.

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.

 

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