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Parque Rivadavia opened in 1928 and is among the prominent neighborhood parks. You will find a monument dedicated to Simon Bolivar and other marble sculptures. This green space is a nice spot to relax and features a water fountain, playground, a section for pets and a skating rink. It is also home to a weekend flea market and a used book fair.
Plaza Almagro as a green oasis amidst the concrete jungle of the city. The park is Almagro's only public square, and offers a pleasant space to relax, or enjoy a day out with the kids. The plaza's playground is especially popular, while the 20th-century carousel is an attraction that draws in locals and tourists alike. A book fair is held at the plaza every Sunday. A variety of events and shows are hosted at the plaza throughout the year.
Plaza Güemes is a small green space tucked unexpectedly inside an area of Palermo rich with restaurants and cafes. You can find it boxed in by Mansilla, Guatemala, Charcas and Salguero. This small space has a fairly large playground, which is always full of playing children who are safe inside the fences that protect them from the streets. Parents or anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors can take a break on one of the many benches before heading to one of the nearby cafes. There are plenty of trees for shade and it is always full of friendly dogs trotting around.
Discover Buenos Aires with Biking Buenos Aires. Choose from four eco-friendly biking tours to see the city in a different light, enabling riders to tour the city, accompanied by knowledgeable tour guides, to visit key attractions. Their "Signature Tour" explores the parks and plazas of Buenos Aires, roaming through neighborhoods like Recoleta, Palermo and Barrio Norte. For example, the "Ultimate City Tour" is a full day tour (6-7 hours) to give travelers an opportunity to bike and visit more than 6 neighborhoods in the city. Each of these tours includes a bike, helmet, lunch, and the tour guide. On Sundays, Biking Buenos Aires teams up with Graffitimundo to discover incredible street art. Bike rentals are also available for those who want to explore the city solo.
In the heart of the city, you'll find this little haven of green. With families, children, dogs, couples and youngsters playing, chatting and occasionally snoozing on the grass, generally enjoying the outdoors. The plaza is a great place for a family outing. With a playground and an old-fashioned carousel it's a great way to spend an afternoon out. It even has a bright, multi-colored modern fountain, which is nicely lit up in the evenings. A nice place to spend a while reading a book, or just walking around.
While Recoleta Cemetery remains a top destination on the sightseeing circuit, many locals and tourists ignore the largest cemetery in Argentina, La Chacarita. In the late 19th Century, when the yellow fever epidemic struck Buenos Aires, many cemeteries in the city were filled to capacity, and others (like Recoleta) refused to bury any victims of the epidemic. The only option for many city dwellers was La Chacarita, and it continued to expand immensely, eventually becoming known as Argentina's national cemetery. Sixteen times bigger than Recoleta, on the 234-acre (95-hectare) land rests influential artists, writers and actors - there are even designated British and German sections. Fun fact: Populist President Juan Perón was buried in Chacarita, even though his wife, Evita, has her gravestone in Recoleta. In 2006 his remains were moved to a mausoleum in his San Vincente.
Part of parque 3 de febrero, the botanical gardens were designed by French architect Carlos Thays. The garden first opened it's doors to the public in 1898. Today it is the veritable green lung of the city, a place to relax and to forget that you are in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. Along with a wide collection of thriving plants you will find outdoor concerts, art exhibitions and various activities for children. Free guided tours are available on weekends at 10:30a; tours meet at the entrance on Santa Fe. Visiting hours vary as per season.
Inaugurated as a public square in 1928, Plaza Primero de Mayo originally served as the Second Dissidents Cemetery between 1833 and 1891. The remains of those buried here were moved, and the land was transformed in to a thriving public park. Shaded by tall trees, the park is a favorite amongst dog walkers, while the playground ensures that the plaza is always filled with the joyful laughter of children. A splendid green space amidst the city's buildings, Plaza Primero de Mayo offers a pleasant respite from the drudgery of daily life. At the park, you will also find a sculpture by the artist Ernesto Soto Avendaño, and the Monumento a la Patria which was erected in 1951.