Plaza Francia

Pleasant green space in Recoleta, ideal for a rest stop while sightseeing.

An extensive green space to rest and enjoy fresh air between walks. The central monument in the square is called France to Argentina and was donated by the city’s French community to the city of Buenos Aires to mark the centennial of the May Revolution. It was made by French sculptor Edmond Peynot.

At weekends, the popular arts and crafts market Feria de Plaza Francia is held nearby in Plaza Intendente Torcuato de Alvear. The feria began in 1970 when a group of hippies started selling their products in front of what is now the Centro Cultural Recoleta.

The fair sells only original work, usually produced by the stallholders themselves, including items made from ceramics, leather, wood, metal and wool.

You'll find the fair close to Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires Design and the Museo de Bellas Artes on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 11.00am - 8.00pm.