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) .

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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.

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden, an immense space, full of nature, in the heart of Palermo.

If you like plants, trees and vegetables, this place is special for you!

botanical gardenWith more than 7 hectares, it is the center of 6,000 plant species. As you walk through the Garden, each species has its name so that you can learn about each of the varieties found there.

Located on Av. Santa Fe and 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.

botanical gardenWe provide you with the garden hours so that you can plan your visit to the place well. On Mondays it is closed for cleaning and specific care. In summer (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. In winter (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 their website so you can have the updated information.

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We provide you with its location so you can see how to get there. Many means of transport reach this area, since it is one of the largest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden, with elements of its own culture, is the only green space with distinctly Japanese characteristics. It is a corner that falls in love with everyone who visits it.

It was built in 1967, as a testimony to the visit of the Emperor of Japan, Akihito.

japanese gardenLocated in the heart of Palermo, very close to the Bosques de Palermo, it is a space of harmony that cuts through the bustle of the city. It is like entering a world of Japanese fantasy. Without a doubt, we believe that you are going to fall in love with this wonder, so we recommend you go early and early. In this way, you will not be in a hurry and you can walk calmly throughout its interior.

Its trees are charming, and the entire structure of the garden is ornamented with traditional elements from Japan. It has native trees such as Tipa and Palo Borracho, and also a great variety of typical Japanese plants such as sakura and azaleas.

Another note of color is that in the lagoon you will find the typical Koi fish and carp of various colors.

japanese gardenAll its elements seek balance and harmony. The bridges inside are symbols, such as the Bridge of God, curved and representing the way to paradise; the Truncated Bridge, which leads to the island of miraculous remedies, and the Bridge of decisions or Zig Zag Bridge.

In addition to its garden, it has a building that is a center for Japanese cultural activities for everyone who likes it. Also, it has an exhibition about their culture, with kimonos, paintings, origami and more. It has a typical Japanese restaurant to enjoy this delicious food, and a nursery to buy various plants and food for Koi fish, since it is forbidden to throw food at them that is not suitable. For those of us who like to have souvenirs, rest assured that there is a store with a variety of Japanese items where you will want to buy everything! It also has a Chashitsu (tea house), it is a space specially built to experience the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Garden has 4 visiting shifts. Here we leave you their website so that you can purchase the tickets and have the information about the protocols to follow.

The city of Buenos Aires has many attractions, activities and must-see places like this one. In this note, we tell you about several different plans to enjoy a day outdoors in this wonderful city!

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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.

ecoparque 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.

ecoparque 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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Palermo Parks

Palermo neighborhood is famous for its parks that today make up the most popular green spaces in the city of Buenos Aires. Its exceptional collection of gardens makes it an ideal place for those who like to walk and do outdoor activities.

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