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Carnivals: the FREE and unmissable places to visit in Buenos Aires

Carnivals: the FREE and unmissable places to visit in Buenos Aires

The weekendespecially long ones like Carnivallends itself to outdoor activities to enjoy the day with friends either family. We show you points of the Buenos aires city to go for a walk and get to know on foot.

Carnival: the best places to visit in Buenos Aires

Metropolitan Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedralthe main headquarters of the Catholic Church in Argentinait is not only a architectural monument and a place of devotion, but also has a fascinating history marked by significant challenges and delays. The construction of the cathedral was carried out in two major stages over many years.

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It is noteworthy that the current building that can be seen is the sixth church built on the corner of Rivadavia and San Martin. The idea of ​​establishing the main temple of the city there was conceived by Juan de Garay in 1580, when he carried out the second foundation of Buenos Aires. Since then, a quarter of a block was allocated for the construction of the church.

little path

little path It is an emblematic street located in the Neighborhood of the mouthwhich goes beyond being simply a way, being considered a museum street. With its characteristic cobblestone architecture, tin tenements of vibrant colors and works of art by Argentine artistsoffers an outdoor exhibition and is transformed into a pedestrian promenade impregnated with the essence of tango.

Caminito, in La Boca.

Caminito, in La Boca.

In the “Caminito Plastic Artists Fair“, are displayed and sold plays by prominent contemporary artists, inspired by the chromatic richness of the environment and the passion of the tango. This fair is open every day, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in winterand until 20 hours in summer.

Chacarita Cemetery

In 1871, Buenos Aires faced an epidemic of yellow fever which led to the construction of new cemeteries due to the lack of capacity in existing ones. Five hectares of land were allocated for those who died from this disease, and the place became popularly known as Old Cemetery. However, its capacity quickly filled up, and it was closed.

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Chacarita Cemetery

Chacarita Cemetery

Since 1887, burials began to be carried out in the Chacarita la Nueva Cemetery. The bodies were exhumed from the old cemetery and transferred to the general ossuary in the new one. On December 30, 1896, this cemetery was designated as Western Cemetery. Despite this, people continued to refer to him as Chacarita Cemetery. Finally, an ordinance of March 5, 1949 made this name official.

He Chacarita Cemetery is known for his Enclosure of Personalities, where prominent figures such as actors, musicians, writers, artists and athletes rest. He Visiting hours It is Monday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Palermo flower

In the United Nations Plaza there is one of the monuments most unique and curious in the city. In the center of a lake and surrounded by gardens, is the Generic Floralisa gigantic flower of over 20 meters high constructed of stainless steel. It is a work of the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano, donated to the City Government in 2002.

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Palermo flower

Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve

Is he largest green space in the city: 350 hectares of naturewith lagoons, forests and more 200 types of animals. Ideal to visit on weekends, enjoy bike rides and fresh air.

Other tourist spots in the city

He Grand Splendid Athenaeum It is an appointment for lovers of books and culture. Because the bookshopopened in December 2000, reinvented what had previously been cinema theater Grand Splendidwhere they passed Carlos Gardel and Roberto Firpo, among many others. It is a great proposal to get lost among the variety of specimens, music and films that can be found there. You can also take a coffee while flipping through a book.

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Grand Splendid Athenaeum

Buenos Aires has 12 public pools that open from Decemberoffering Free access or at very low prices. These pools, many of olympic sizerepresent an excellent opportunity for escape the heat without incurring large expenses. In addition to the public pools and the facilities in sports centers in the city, you can also enjoy the pools in various sports clubs, such as the Club Comunicaciones or Club Atlanta.

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