Parque Rivadavia

Known for its used book, magazine and record fair, this is one of the city’s main parks.

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In the heart of the Caballito neighbourhood, a used book, magazine and record fair that seems to belong to another era is held here every day.

Rivadavia Park, which opened in 1928, was built on the grounds of a mansion that belonged to the Lezica family, who also owner the land on which the nearby Parque Centenario was built.

The park covers six hectares and, like many of the city’s most important green spaces, was designed by the esteemed French landscaper Charles Thays. The park has many trees, an artificial lake and an amphitheatre.

Among the many sculptures in the park, you can find a Monument to Mothers by Luis Perlotti and a monumental piece dedicated to South American independence hero Simón Bolívar. There is also an old waterwheel, the one remaining structure that belonged to the Lezica family, which functions as a fountain, and a roller skating area for children. On Sundays, there is a stamp and coin fair beside one of the main entrances to the park.

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