Buenos Aires is a huge city: traffic, cement, noise, smog, stress. November and December are particulary intense because people are getting ready for Christmas and vacations. That’s why we recommend some spots in the city where you can escape from the “quilombo porteño” only by taking a bus.
We are sure you’ve already been to “Bosques de Palermo” or the “Jardín Botánico”. They are ok but there are some other places where you can take a deep breath of pure air.
Address: San Martín and Nogoyá Streets.
Buses/ colectivos: 47, 57, 78, 80, 87, 105, 146.
The “Facultad de Agronomía y Veterinaria” is located there, and there is a huge park around. That’s why- specially during the weekdays- you will find a “campus spirit”, which not easy to find in Buenos Aires. It has many old trees and plenty of space to take a nap or have a picnic on the grass. There is also a great bicycle lane (“bicisenda”).
You can also visit the “Centro de estudiantes”, located on a little house inside the park, where you can buy organic products from the argentinian countryside.
Museo de arte español “Enrique Larreta”
Address: Juramento and Vuelta de Obligado Streets.
Buses/ colectivos: 41, 44, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 80, 113, 152, 168, 184, 194.
Subway/ subte: D line “Juramento” station.
This old and beautiful garden is inside the “Enrique Larreta Museum”, which used to be this argentinian writer’s house. It is a small garden with a southern Spanish style, a little and cute Alambra in Buenos Aires. You can sit on a bench under the shadow of the trees, or take a walk and enjoy the many fountains, scuptures and artworks.
You can also go inside and visit the museum and the library. There is a little outdoor theatre in the park (ask in the museum for the event schedule of the month!).
Address: Eva Perón and Puan Streets.
Barrio/area: Parque Chacabuco
Colectivos/buses: 4, 7, 26, 44, 56, 86, 97, 103, 134, 180.
Subte/Subway: E line “Emilio Mitre” Station.
Parque Chacabuco is a typical porteño park. It is not as big as Agronomía and it is more urban, but very quiet though. There are many arbours, benches and stone tables. You will find the neighbours playing chess, chatting and drinking mate.
Inside the park, there is a “Centro Cultural” with a small theatre, where you can see many different shows and take courses (such as tango, folklore, photography, etc) for free!
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