Open in 1898, the Botanical Garden is located in the heart of Palermo. This is the park that meows at night. I saw 5 incredible green houses, over 30 sculptures, incredible species of plants from all over the world and the cats.
The man who founded this park, Carlos Thays, was a French landscape architect. He was an early environmentalist and imagined the streets lined with trees in Buenos Aires. His vision brought a ton of beauty to this city. Also, trees are one of the biggest reasons this city can stay somewhat cool in the summer.
This garden is very tranquil and free to enjoy, especially if you don’t mind snuggling up next to a cat every so often.