Floralis Generica, Buenos Aires

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Monument
A giant steel flower reveling in the sun's rays, Floralis Generica dazzles as its petals unfurl afresh each morning. Sprouting forth from a reflecting pool, this giant mechanical bloom represents the rebirth of the new day. Gifted to the people of Buenos Aires in 2002 by architect Eduardo Catalano, the monument has quickly become one of the city's most appealing attractions. At 23 m (75.5 ft), the sculpture cuts an impressive figure any time of day. If you arrive at sunrise, you'll see the flower gradually raise its head to the sky over the course of 20 minutes; at sunset, you can bid goodnight to the closing petals. Plan to visit Floralis Generica during your Buenos Aires vacation using our convenient Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder.
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  • A giant metal flower that opens and closes? Got to be worth a photo. Set in nice park. Any place that has the energy to install soimething like this should be encouraged.  more »
  • This giant silver aluminium flower was open when we were taken there on a tour bus. We never saw it in the evening so missed its closure  more »
  • In a city with such a rich history and traditional architecture, the giant steel and aluminum flower in Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, Buenos Aires is unique example of what a modern sculpture can cont...  more »
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  • interesting yet not that interesting. saw it, ticked it off the 'things to go see in BA' list. ps location is wrong...it's on the west side of the law faculty.
  • Beautiful, but the location is wrong!! You need to go further up to the parque de las Naciones Unidas.
  • You can see why it is the most photographed monument in the city, but do you know what it has to do with avionics? It used to run on solar energy, what does it run on now? See and learn more by biking Buenos Aires
  • We went around noon but not sunny that day thus the flower only open a bit. Nice park. Recommended
  • Beautiful site; lovely park. Google maps location is WRONG. Actual location: 34°34.922'S 58°23.622'W