Parque Lezama, Buenos Aires

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Head to Parque Lezama to mingle with locals away from the main tourist tracks. Though the park was once considered the city's founding site in 1536, archeological evidence has since contradicted this historical claim to fame. Nevertheless, the grounds boast several worthwhile points of interest, including a national history museum and a picturesque Russian church made entriely of materials from St. Petersburg. Challenge one of the old-timers who cluster around the outdoor tables to play chess, and see how your game stacks up against a wily opponent. Put Parque Lezama into our Buenos Aires vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • One of the prettiest parks in Buenos Aires. The jacarandas are in bloom. Lots of interesting sculpture and statues to famous Argentine. Designed at the begging of the 20th century. French inspired. Bi...  more »
  • Here I learned to ride a bike, went to the carousel, ate caramelized morning, ran along the roads, stole me kisses teen, did mateadas with friends, toured the Russian church, studied at the Hippo Bar, had breakfast in the British debates of cheap philosophy and rubber shoes, for which I'm not very objective to say. I love this park although it is careless and sloppy because it reflects a characteristic of the Argentines as not valuing their own country. It has a small History Museum but with some curious details, has a sculpture by looking to the River in tribute to sailors. Perhaps it is not essential to know him but love history.
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  • It is not essential to visit it, but to rest a week-end is more than good. Within it there is a small amphitheatre and is the historical museum with the sword of the great José of San Martin, so the tour can be combined with other sites
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  • My favorite park in Buenos Aires, even before it got all spruced up. This was Borges' favorite park, too, and if you believe him, some of the spirit of old Buenos Aires can still be felt here. This park marks the beginning of the plateau upon which the city sits, marks the spot of the first Spanish colonization, and looking south you can see both La Boca and Barracas. (If the buildings weren't here, you could see the Rio de la Plata.) I can't think of another spot in the city with a richer history. But relax, and have a mate, and curse those noisy wild parakeets!
  • Great sunny Sunday thing to do, especially if the San Telmo fair is too crowded and need some space to chill. Some good deals at the feria, but the historical old park and one of its benches is a favorite escape spot.
  • Beautiful park at the beginning of the San Telmo feria
  • Beautifull old park with a street maket on one of its sides
  • Una de las zonas más lindas para visitar en Buenos Aires, cerca también de Madero, se puede combinar para hacer un lindo paseo a pie o en bici.