As of March 20, 2020 and by Decree 297/20, the entire country entered a period of social,

preventive and obligatory isolation.

What does this mean?

That you cannot leave your home except to provide yourself with essential items, such as food,

cleaning supplies and medicines.

If you do not comply with these rules, you are breaking the law.

If you have traveled to a country where the virus is spreading or have been in contact with

someone who tested positive, you must stay in isolation for 14 days.

If you have any of the symptoms, call free of charge at 107.

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Botanical Garden

A 7-hectare botanical garden with 6,000 species of trees and plants

The jardín botánico is a place to walk, relax and discover a range of plants and trees native to Argentina, and other regions. 

Occupying seven hectares, the garden has a collection of some 6,000 tree and plant species, a botanical library, Roman, French and oriental gardens, a herbarium, and five greenhouses, including an art nouveau structure that won an award at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900. 

Many of the plants and trees are grouped into regions, including a collection of native Argentine flora featuring species such as the tipa (tipuana tipu), cedro salteño, ibirá-puitá (peltophorum dubium), and quebracho colorado (schinopsis).

The grounds also contain a large collection of sculptures and an English-style house used to host temporary art exhibitions and workshops. The city government's gardening school also functions on the site, which was founded by French landscaper Charles Thays, who designed many of the city's parks and squares, and was inaugurated in 1898.

Opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday, 8.00am - 6.45pm. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 9.30am - 6.45pm.

Closed on Mondays.

Guided tours: 

Free guided tours (in Spanish) are offered at 10.30am and 3.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.