Explore this seven-hectare outdoor museum on a relaxed walking tour. Here, at the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden, you’ll find various sculptures, some influenced by Beethoven's music and others by sculptor Rodin.
I’m Frank Almeida, your host, and I live in Palermo Viejo, close to the gardens. It features prominently on one of my popular food and craft beer tours, so I visit it often. This park was created during the immigration boom when Argentina was one of the world's richest countries and people flocked here to be a part of its growth, dreaming of a better life.
As you explore the park, you’ll hear some of its history and a handful of quirky facts too, including:
• An unlikely reference to a Seinfeld show
• The origins of Christmas
• Which artworks were inspired by Beethoven's 6th symphony
• The origins of Argentina’s mate industry
• Where to find an amazing, and one of the last remaining, art nouveau-style greenhouses in the world
On this 30-minute tour you'll get to immerse yourself in the local culture, while surrounded by a beautiful, peaceful garden in the middle of a large metropolis.