Parque 3 de Febrero, a must see of the city
Also known as Bosques de Palermo, the place is one of the favorite of tourists and residents of the city.
With its lake, its amphitheater and the Rose Garden, Parque Tres de Febrero is one of the best-known green spaces in the city. Ideal for strolling and resting, drinking mate overlooking the lake and exercising, this oasis in the middle of the metropolis is the favorite of tourists who visit the Argentine capital.
In the park there are two artificial lakes that can be explored by boat or water bike. It is estimated that the forests have more than ten thousand trees, many of which are tipas, eucalyptus, talas and ombú trees. Inside the park, in Plaza Holanda, is El Rosedal, a garden with more than 12,000 rose bushes.
Inaugurated on November 11, 1875 at the initiative of President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Tres de Febrero Park –in homage to the Battle of Caseros– was an original project by the architects Ernesto Oldendorf, Fernando Mauduit and Jordan Wysocky and completed in 1876. by the architect Jules Dormal (one of the builders of the Teatro Colón and the National Congress). The subsequent extensions (between 1892 and 1913) were carried out by the landscaper Carlos Thays, who also designed the Botanical Garden and the Centennial Park, among many others.
This park has, on Avenida Sarmiento between Avenida del Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta, the monument to Little Red Riding Hood, made of marble and acquired by the Municipality of Buenos Aires in 1937. Also, within the park is the Rose Garden, with a collection of more than 8,000 roses and a lake that surrounds it. It also has an amphitheater, an Andalusian patio and the Garden of Poets, with the busts of different famous poets and writers such as Alfonsina Storni, Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, among others.
Did you know that in the Parque Tres de Febrero area there was one of the most important milongas (rooms for dancing tango) in the history of tango? It was “Lo de Hansen”, which was the most popular nightclub in the City between 1895 and 1910. It was located on the corner of Avenida Figueroa Alcorta and Sarmiento, where the Planetarium is today.
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