Parque Lezama, Buenos Aires

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Garden Historic Site
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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  • Once the private garden of the Lezama family, Parque Lezama is one of the city's oldest parks. Belgian landscape designer Charles Veerecke was engaged to beautify the original grounds, planting rows o...  more »
  • 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 »
  • good attractions, nice gardens, unique slopes. go for a walk or even a picnic (you may grab your lunch across the street) and have fun. it is huge.  more »
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  • Very nice park. Some trees have been imported from other countries and they have signs both in English and Spanish explaining origination and name.
  • Nice park, recently redeveloped. Often markets are held here. Great place to meet friends and close to Avenida Caseros, where there are several restaurants.
  • Beautifull park landscaped by Julian Charles Thays (dubbed Carlos Thays by the Porteños), considered the first foundation of the settlement Nuestra Señora de Santa Maria de Buenos Aires in 1536 and was the second largest slave trading site in South America when the property of the Horne family (of which Cape Horne in Africa was named).
  • Parque Lezama is a really relaxing parc where a lot of locals gather to have a family picnic or just to hang out.
  • One of my favourite parks in the city but watch out! During school holidays the east side of the park can become 'complicated', so keep your wits about you. After the completion of his big park project in Córdoba, Carlos Thays was invited to landscape this public space, newly aquired as a bequeth from ex-owner Gregorian Lezama's wife. He loved his efforts so much he gave himself the title 'director of parks and sideways' for the city of Buenos Aires, a title he held for more than 25 years (and no one else has had since). Prior to the Lezamas, The Horne family (of Cape Horne Africa fame, big in the people relocation business), held it as the second largest slave trading site in South America.

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