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Recoleta Parks

A walking tour of several parks along Av Del Libertador
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.4 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This leisurely walking tour takes you from the corner of Libertador and Pueyrredon, to the corner of Guido and Aguero, passing through... more »

Tips:  As you walk through the parks, no doubt taking photos as you go, be sure to look up and keep an eye out for the bright green parrots... more »

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Points of Interest

This park was founded over a century ago. Look for an amazing monument which stands in the middle of the park. This is known as the "Francia a Argentina," given by France to Argentina in 1910 to commemorate the Centennial of the Revolution of May.

There are places throughout the park to sit and relax in the shade of huge Ombu,... More

This museum, also known by its English name National Museum of Fine Arts, is located across Av Del Libertador, surrounded by the Plaza Justo Jose de Urquiza. The building has been recently renovated. Several new rooms were added and new exhibitions are introduced weekly.

There is a cafe where you can sit outdoors and watch the traffic and the ... More

3. Plaza Justo Jose de Urquiza

This park surrounding the museum, full of sculptures and monuments, is named for the third President of Argentina.

There are plenty of benches to rest on in the shade, as well as a children's playground, fenced in and full of safe equipment for the little ones. There is a reservoir where you can enjoy sitting by the cool water. On weekends,... More

4. Plaza Mitre

Across Libertador from Plaza Justo Jose de Urquiza is Plaza Mitre, dominated by a monument that you can't miss: the Monumento a Bartolomé Mitre. This impressively towering statue of former President Mitre appears to be gazing out over all the surrounding parks and beyond.

Nearby is the Evita Memorial. Now gated and locked, you can still... More

On a hill overlooking the parks you've walked through is the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library). Founded in 1810, it's an impressive building, re-built in the "brutalism" style.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 9am to 9pm.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 7pm.