Parque Carlos Thays

Park named in honour of the French landscaper responsible for many of the city's open spaces.

This 4500m2 park is named in honour of the French landscaper responsible for many of the city's parks. It opened in 1990 on the site of the former Italpark amusement park. 

The park is known for its many significant works of sculpture, including Marta Minujín's United Nations statue; Colombian artist Fernando Botero's male torso; Italian sculptor Alejo Afani's "Pro Cultura Nacional", and Néstor Basterretxea's "El Árbol" (the tree), donated by the city's Basque community.

Also within the park, at the corner of Avenida Del Libertador and Avenida Callao is an old water tower housing the city's Museum of Architecture and Design. The tower, built in 1915, is an example of the legacy of British railway architecture in Argentina. 

At Christmas, the park hosts the city's Christmas Park (Parque Navideño) with its toy factory, elves' village, and of course Santa's grotto, where children deliver their letters and have their photo taken with Santa Claus himself.

 

DEL LIBERTADOR AV. y CALLAO AV.