Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays, Buenos Aires

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Get away from the heat and busy traffic with a walk among the blossoming vegetation of the Roman, French ,and Oriental gardens at Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays. Opened in 1898, the garden features nearly 5,500 plant species, a number of sculptures, busts and monuments, as well as five greenhouses, including one designed in the Art Nouveau style for the 1889 Paris Exhibition. The most recent residents of the garden are stray cats, cared for by volunteers working for the local animal protection association. The garden, which was declared a national monument in 1996, also boasts a botanic library and a botanical museum. Put Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker .
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  • Our 9 + week staycation is coming to a close.....and a walk thru the Botanical Gardens this morning "hit the spot". A nice break from the Palermo Parks........and lovely Libertador. yes, this is where...  more »
  • As world travel writers for more than the past five years, we've visited numerous botanical gardens. Although this wasn't our favorite, it was pleasant on a sunny day, well-maintained and with varieti...  more »
  • I’m no gardener but it was lovely to walk here in the middle of the December midday heat as it’s cool with nice paved pathways and labelled trees. An oasis in the city. I particularly liked the sculpt...  more »
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  • Beautiful botanical garden, very clean and tidy. The park has a variety of plants from around the world, including carnivorous ones (there are five winter gardens). There are also several sculptures and art around the park. It's a lovely place to visit with kids or to have a time off.
  • This is a relaxing and beautiful place. It is surrounded on all sides by heavily trafficked streets. However, once inside it is serene.
  • Excellent for a walk/read/relax surrounded by nature. Beautifully lanscaped. The small children's library was a hit with our 3 year old son.
  • Nice and maintained, perfect for a walk, reading or thinking. A bit too noisy some times, but it's the price of having a big garden in between big avenues. I am missing having cats around :)
  • Amazing gardens, with signs describing most of the flora. There are also many statues and arrangements which give a lot of variety. If you're a cat lover, you might enjoy meeting the remaining strays which still live here. There's also a greenhouse filled to the brim with various other plants. You won't find anyone trying to sell you stuff, and it is very quiet and relaxing. A great place for couples.

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