Floralis Generica, Buenos Aires

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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. Add Floralis Generica to your Buenos Aires travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Buenos Aires trip planner .
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  • It's free, it's beautiful, but it's something more or less ... only see the metal flower and get off because there's nothing but this beautiful architecture to visit this site! The good that is close to the recoleta cemetery and there have many choices of restaurants and cool bars, in addition to shops and etc
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  • We are ACTIVE seniors......and try to walk 3-5 MILES per day while we are here. Our 9+ week staycation (the sixth) is coming to a close.....so we actually ENTERED the park area where this fist moving ...  more »
  • Located in a park area of Buenos Aires great for walking or riding bikes, the Floralis Generica is a beautiful sculpture to be experienced both by distance and close looks.  more »
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  • The flower is fantastic and magnificent, but it is really a shame that it doesn't work, but still look good! I recommend you to visit it!
  • So beautiful, got there before it closes and watched it finish closing up. So amazing in the night even when display lights are turned on.
  • One of the newer and better maintained public places in Buenos Aires. Most of the other monuments in the other parks I visited looked uncared, dark, graffiti written over statues and signs. The flower structure is unique and one can view it from many seats provided around the monument. I visited the place during the day, but I believe that the lights are turned on at night which should make it look more beautiful.
  • Classic Northern Buenos Aires landmark, the park has been recently acconditioned and is right next to the UBA law school and the beaux arts museum too. Nice part of an evening.
  • Thought the cloud gate (“the bean”) sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park was cool, and it is, but Floralis Generica in BA has it beat to hell.

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