"Parque Lezama" Parque Lezama Tip by Bwana_Brown

Parque Lezama, Buenos Aires: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  Parque Lezama Behind History Museum Lion Statues
by Bwana_Brown

We took a chance with the intermittent showers and continued our walk in San Telmo, travelling down Av. Defensa to almost the edge of the district. It was here that we came upon Parque Lezama, another of the many green spaces in Buenos Aires.

This one was different in two ways. First, it was situated on a small hill, providing a good view of the surrounding areas in this old part of the city. Second, it seemed to be a favoured spot for quite a few homeless residents of the city, as they lay stretched out on benches in several different sections of the park. That being said, the overall impression I got from the park was one of striking beauty.

Parque Lezama actually started in the early 1900s as the site of a summer home for Gregoio de Lezama. It was his wife, an avid lover of plants, who imported and planted specimens from all over the world. These include large magnolias, palm trees and cedar elms. The area was later bought by the city and turned into a public park with very nice walking trails interspersed among the trees.

The National Historical Museum is located adjacent to the park and it was there that I spotted these two lion statues.

Address: San Telmo district
Directions: The main park entrance is at the corner of Av. Defensa and Brazil, about half-way between the main areas of San Telmo and La Boca.
Website: http://www.turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/atractivo/parque-lezama

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2005
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