Parque Centenario

Popular neighbourhood park, and geographical centre of the city.

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Located in the neighbourhood of Caballito and another design of the ubiquitous Carlos Thays, the circular-shaped Parque Centenario (12 hectares) is a popular hub for joggers and exercisers. The place gets packed at weekends with everything from tai-chi and yoga classses to children's activities, and plenty of mate drinking. There's a  special consultation and exercise point for older persons, a lake, skatepark, and a football pitch.

On its grounds are the Bernardino Rivadavia Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences (open daily 2pm-7pm), and the Eva Peron Amphitheatre, which hosts festivals and spectacles all year round. The agenda can be found at DisfrutemosBA.

Around the park's extensive perimeter rings, you’ll find a daily book fair, and on Saturdays and Sundays a much more extensive neighbourhood arts, crafts and clothes market - an off-the-beaten track alternative for city visitors and bargain hunters.

The park is open daily, from 8am to 8pm in winter and 8am to 10pm in summer.