France Square Buenos Aires,a popularly known space with many activities to do!
As we have commented in other notes, Buenos Aires has a variety of outdoor spaces, surrounded by nature and completely free so you can enjoy a different day. In this case, we will tell you about a place that is well known to all porteños, in the heart of Recoleta.
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This site bears the name of “Plaza Francia” (France Square), due to the huge Monument that you will see in the center of the place. It is a gift from the French Collectivity to Argentina, in celebration and commemoration of the Centennial of the May Revolution in 1910. Work of the French sculptor Edmond Peynot, with three marble figures in the middle representing Science , Industry, Agriculture and the Arts. In turn, it has bronze bas-reliefs representing the main historical events of both countries: The First Governing Board and the Crossing of the Andes through Argentina; the Storming of Bastille and the Declaration of Independence by France. To know more about the ephemeris and events of our country, we leave you here the link!
Crowning the Monument, there are two women as symbols of both nations, guided by an angel in personification of Glory. Around it, it has plaques that commemorate great French personalities who were protagonists in Argentine history.
The design of the square in general, was the work of the renowned landscaper Charles Thays, also French, creator of several squares designed in a very similar style, such as the Intendente Alvear Square and San Martín de Tours, which are attached to France Square, between others. Such is their proximity, that France Square is popularly known as the totality of the space in general. The reality is that each site has its own name!
Its location is strategic for any activity or plan you want to do. In the heart of Recoleta, it offers an infinity of attractions for you to visit and know. In addition to being a Plaza, so you can throw down a tarp and enjoy the trees, the France Square Fair is also held on weekends and holidays. Many times, the same fair has activities such as concerts or a variety of shows, so we leave you its Facebook site for more information.
If you walk towards Av. Pueyrredón, you will see that one of the vertices of Plaza Francia faces the Recoleta Cemetery. In addition, you will see the Recoleta Cultural Center and the Buenos Aires Design, a space full of accessories and design for the house.
In the direction of Av. Libertador, is the National Museum of Fine Arts, with a variety of free exhibitions. Here we leave the link to their website!
As you will see, this space will force you to dedicate a good time or, perhaps, a whole day. The streets that surround the Plaza form a beautiful walk for the afternoon and, then, end the day in a little bar or restaurant in the area, which you will see there are a variety of options around.
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