Avellaneda Park Buenos Aires, the history and details of one of the largest parks in Buenos Aires.
Its surface is 30 hectares and it is located on the neighborhood of Marcelo T. de Alvear, neighbor of Flores, Mataderos and Villa Luro. All these areas are further away from the tourist center of the city.
To its credit, it has more than 25 species of birds, an enormous wealth of fauna and flora, added to beautiful sculptures and endless attractions so you can come here to enjoy a day completely outdoors!
Formerly, this land belonged to the Olivera family, owners of the old “Los Remedios” farm, a vegetable and fruit supplier for the Santa Caridad Brotherhood of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the 18th century. It was acquired by Domingo Olivera in 1828, who turned it into a center for experimentation and agricultural-livestock exploitation.
Domingo sold this place in 1912 to the Municipality of the city, who turned it into a merely public and green space.
First, in 1914, it was inaugurated under the name of “Olivera”, to later receive the current name of Dr. Nicolás Avellaneda Park.
The entire park occupies 30 hectares of surface, positioning it as the third largest park in the city. Here you will find the Municipal Nursery, a sports center and several offices of the City Government. You will be able to visit the old quarter of the Olivera ranch, visit the Performing Arts Center and ride the small-sized railway that runs through the site. Inside is the “old swimming pool”, currently disabled, but which maintains the characteristics of the ancient times of the country, recalling the opulence and beauty of that time.
As we mentioned before, it has several works of art and sculptures that you can find inside, such as “La Tejedora” by Luis Perlotti, which represents an old Indian Mother of America made of marble stone. Likewise, “El Perdón” from 1896, located on Lacarra street, a sculpture that was previously in the Congress Plaza, but was moved to the Italian garden of this park.
The area surrounding this park is very quiet and far from the hectic pace that we find in the center. It is adorned by buildings from the beginning of the century, as well as a variety of monoblocks, squares, green spaces and a lot of peace. Its streets are lined with trees and, as there is not much traffic, they are very quiet.
This park has become the ideal place for meetings, gatherings between neighbors, picnic days, entertainment activities and lots of sports.
Without hesitation, we know that you will want to spend a whole day here, to enjoy and explore the nooks and crannies of this huge city park and take with you nature, fresh air and a lot of tranquility.