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Recoleta Exhibit Honors Carlos Thays, Landscaping in Buenos Aires

November 14th, 2009 | Categoría: Culture


ThaysOne of the great joys of Buenos Aires is the city’s collection of splendid parks, gardens and tree-lines streets.

Many of those spaces – such as the Jardín Botánico, Parque Centenario and even the Plaza de Mayo –  were designed by the French architect, nature lover and landscaper Charles “Carlos” Thays.

Thays came to Argentina in 1889 and by 1891 had already taken charge of the city’s parks and sidewalks system. He was largely responsible for planting the trees that so enchantingly line the streets you walk today. You can find a bust of him in the Jardín Botánico. If you appreciate all things green and the urban landscaping scene, then you this post is for you.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta has an exhibition dedicated to Thays and his profound influence on Buenos Aires. Without Thays, the city would be almost unrecognizably different from what it is today.

The exhibit runs through December 6. Details follow:

Where: Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junín 1930
When: M-F 2-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-9pm, until December 6
Contact: 4807-6340
Cost: Free

*Kudos to my favorite tree nerd for pointing this out.

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MarianoNo Gravatar says:

Nice article, there is more information of Centro Cultural Recoleta in Recoleta website

Beatrice MNo Gravatar says:

This was a fantastic exhibit. I really wish I had gone earlier, but I’m really glad I went to see it. He was a great visionary and his legacy continues to grace the city.

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