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!

Here we leave you its exact location, so you can see how to get there:

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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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!

Buenos Aires Outdoors Activities

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!

 

Floralis Genérica

buenos aires outdoors

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

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.

 

Ecological Reserve

buenos aires outdoorsIt 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!

 

 

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!

 

BONUS TRACK:

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

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

Evita’s Grave

Evita’s Grave is one of the most visited tombs of the cemetery of Recoleta. In fact, it is usual to find fresh flowers at it. Nevertheless, many of the tourist who visit the grave know little about this character of our history and most of their knowledge comes from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical with Madonna in the role of Evita.

So, here you are. Short and sweet, what you need to know about Eva Perón before you visit her resting place.

María Eva Duarte de Perón was born in 1919 on a poor family in La Pampa. She moved to Buenos Aires at the age of 15 to pursue her acting career. She met Juan Domingo Perón and became his wife.  She was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She got very involved in politics and defended the socialist cause. She spoke on behalf of labour rights, she championed women’s suffrage and ran the Women’s Peronist Party.

Evita is loved by many Argentinians, but she is also deeply hated. Her critics argue that the Peron matrimony used their political power to indoctrinate children, threaten businessmen and incarcerate their political opponents.

To know more about her and learn what was done with her corps join at our Recoleta Cemetery Tour.

Day Trip to Estancia La Candelaria

Traditional Country Day: Estancia La Candelaria

So, you have already visited the best museums in town, you have taken many free walking tours, you have gone to the Recoleta Cemetery, and you feel you have had your fair share of the city. How about going on a day trip from Buenos Aires?

In Lobos, an agrarian town 98 km from Buenos Aires, there is a beautiful French-style castle called Estancia La Candelaria. It was finished in 1900 and it is one of the biggest in Argentina. Surrounded by 100 hectares (247.105 acres) of peace and quiet, it offers many activities such as polo lessons, horse rides through the woods, a variety of sports and even spa service. It is open every day and it provides top quality hotel service.

estancia la candelariaNevertheless, it is best to go on Saturdays, when the true traditional Argentinean party is on. For as little as 35 usd approx. (2700 ARS today, contact them for updates) you get to enjoy a reception of empanadas and a lesson on how to make them, a tour around the castle, a complete Argentinean asado, a traditional folk-dance show, a display of gaucho skills,and tea-time with delicious Argentinean pastries. Moreover, you can take relaxing strolls through the fields, designed by Carlos Thays, and from November to March the swimming pool available.

All the activities begin in the estancia at 11 amand finish al 6 pm. La Candelaria offers hotel pick-up and transport for an additional price. If you would like to go by yourself and you don’t have a car, here you have a guide for car-rental in Buenos Aires

 

Contact Estancia La Candelaria

Mail: info@estanciacandelaria.com

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