Hg2 : The Hedonist

Avenida del Libertador

A walk up the Libertador from Recoleta is an experience you will not forget – you’ll get to see enough sculptures and monuments for an entire trip. Start with Fernando Botero’s Torso Masculino, a giant bronze sculpture with the largest buttocks in Buenos Aires (Plaza de Thays at Libertador and Schiaffino).

Continue walking up the avenue before you hit Pueyrredon, where you must pop into the Museo de Bellas Artes. You will then walk past the Facultad de Derecho (the law faculty) where Fidel Castro made a speech during his last trip to Argentina. Next to this sits Eduardo Catalano’s Flolaris Generica, a giant metallic flower that opens during the day and closes at night.

Keep walking past the numerous statues and parks until you find the Museo de Arte Decorativo, where you should stop for lunch at Croque Madame. Cross back over to Figueroa Alcorta and you’ll find the MALBA modern art gallery.

Keep on going up the avenue until you arrive at the Jardín Japonés (Japanese Gardens) and then finally reach Monumento a los Espanoles, where Avenida del Libertador hits Avenida Sarmiento.

Recoleta, Retiro and Palermo,
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