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Plazoleta de Roberto Noble is a tiny little plaza located in Palermo Chico. This small island is a refreshing green space in the midst of buildings, shops and cement. You can rest on one of the few benches, or even lie down on one of them to take in some sun. The plaza is surrounded by ice cream shops and restaurants, so it's fun to grab a snack and take a seat in the plaza to enjoy the weather. -Rease Kirchner
Plaza Güemes is a small green space tucked unexpectedly inside an area of Palermo rich with restaurants and cafes. You can find it boxed in by Mansilla, Guatemala, Charcas and Salguero. This small space has a fairly large playground, which is always full of playing children who are safe inside the fences that protect them from the streets. Parents or anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors can take a break on one of the many benches before heading to one of the nearby cafes. There are plenty of trees for shade and it is always full of friendly dogs trotting around.
From the 19th Century to the middle of the 20th Century, this place functioned as a prison, measuring around twenty thousand square meters. In February of 1961 the City Hall of Buenos Aires acquired the ground, but abandoned it until 1982. In that year, the Plaza Juan Gregorio Las Heras was born, and it became a place of recreation and dissemination of information, receiving visitors in large numbers. In recent times, they have implemented a series of activities for the family. In one sector, a soccer school for boys on synthetic pasture functions every day. There is also a terrace for skaters and sufficient space for children to ride on their tricycles. There is a merry-go-round that is still quite popular with the tots. In other sectors of the park, classes of gymnastics, yoga and aerobics are held.
Bosques de Palermo is an extensive green space that has the urban culture of Buenos Aires interwoven in the tranquility of a European garden. Covering a space of 400 hectares (989 acres), the park was designed by Carlos Thays, a celebrated landscape architect. The property that originally belonged to Governor Rosas, was taken over by the government in 1852. The garden is a celebration of colorful landscapes and of world culture. Surrounding the charming lake, that acts as the centerpiece of the park, are a few picturesque sub-gardens. The Poets' Garden honors some of the greatest literary figures and is dotted with stone and bronze busts of Shakespeare, Jorge Luis Borges and Luigi Pirandello. Rosedal, or the Rose Garden, is home to over 18,000 rose varieties. One of the main features of the park is the modernist architectural example of Galileo Galilei Planetarium. The iconic dome sphere elevated on three arches stands out amidst the green expanse of the park. The Spaniards' Monument that marks the Palermo neighborhood is also a part of the park premises. The major attraction is the authentic Japanese Garden, which is one of the world's largest Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Adorned with the likes of Sakura and Azalea, the gardens have the quintessential Japanese elements of peace bell, an arched bridge over the lake and a Japanese Buddhist Temple. A Japanese heaven amidst Buenos Aires, the gardens are a popular tourist attraction for photo ops.
Located inside the Rosedal Park, the Andalusian Patio was donated by the City of Seville in 1929 and restored in 2009. A central ceramic fountain is surrounded by eight benches depicting scenes from Don Quixote de la Mancha. The fountain area is framed by a raised square trellis that supports a gallery held up by iron forged in Seville. Painted tile benches are located in the arbor surrounding the patio. The water in the fountain is actually audible in this quiet corner of the park. This Spanish-style garden offers serenity in the very heart of a vibrant city. - Miriam Cutler
Amidst Palermo lies this lovely oriental park filled with fish ponds, large stands of bamboo, a beautifully crafted arched bridge and a traditional Japanese tearoom. Inaugurated in 1967 by Japanese immigrants, its current layout was designed by famed landscape artist Yasuo Onomata to resemble the surroundings of a Zen temple. The garden's five acres are occupied for the most part by an artificial lake filled with exotic fish. This place feels especially intimate because, unlike most green spaces in Buenos Aires, it's sheltered by thick foliage. The flora is composed of over 150 different species, the majority of which have been brought directly from Japan. - Pablo Waldman
In 1914, French landscaper Carlos Thays designed the notorious El Rosedal, a luscious "rose garden", as the name translates, budding in Parque 3 de Febrero. Red gravel snakes through an endless rainbow bloom of 15,000 rosebushes of 1189 different species. There are plenty of pleasant seating areas to relax and enjoy the colorful waves of flowers. A stunning display of green and trees also feature at El Rosedal, from palms to evergreens. Beautiful surprises speckle the garden, especially the Garden of Poets, a beautiful dedication that adds to the splendor of this Buenos Aires treasure. Relax and enjoy the freshened air.
In the heart of the city, you'll find this little haven of green. With families, children, dogs, couples and youngsters playing, chatting and occasionally snoozing on the grass, generally enjoying the outdoors. The plaza is a great place for a family outing. With a playground and an old-fashioned carousel it's a great way to spend an afternoon out. It even has a bright, multi-colored modern fountain, which is nicely lit up in the evenings. A nice place to spend a while reading a book, or just walking around.