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El Rosedal


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You have probably already heard about the amazing Bosques de Palermo, perhaps the greenest area of Buenos Aires, with its expansive lawns, glistening lakes and winding paths. But one of the most manicured, colorful areas of this massive park is the Paseo del Rosedal, or the Rose Garden Walk.

The rose garden is located in the heart of Bosques de Palermo (officially called Tres de Febrero Park), and was created by the famous landscaper Carlos Thays in 1914. It has several different parts to it, and most who have visited swear that you could wander the park forever without ever getting bored.

The paths are made of red gravel, and the meander casually through the different areas of the garden. Roses abound, of course, creating splashes of color all around, and a beautifully fragrant air. Nearly 1,200 different species of roses are featured, for a total of over 15,000 rose bushes. Park benches are scattered throughout, perfect for taking a break to sit and enjoy your surroundings.

In the center of the Rosedal you’ll find the Garden of Poets, which has busts of many of the greatest poets to ever live, including Shakespeare and Argentina’s famous Jorge Luis Borges. This is the perfect place for reading your favorite poetry book, surrounded by tranquility.

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The Patio de Andalucía is another highlight. It is traditionally tiled in the Southern Spanish style, and was gifted to Argentina from the Andalusian city of Sevilla in 1929. The patio is a beautifully sunny spot, reminiscent of the warm sun of the Andalusian countryside, with its rich red earth tones and deep blue accents.

Head to La Pergola (The Arbor) to see the roses at their tallest, as they climb the white pillars and trellis of the walkway. This is a nice break from the red gravel walkways, and a great way to see the versatility of this beautiful plant. It will make you realize that while roses are all over the world, they are anything but mundane.

The White Bridge is perhaps the most breathtaking structure in the garden. Built of wood, it was designed by architect Benito Carrasco in the same year as the garden itself. It is a magnificent bridge, spanning the lake that runs through the garden. From here, you can have even better views of the area, and seeing the bridge reflected in the water, surrounded by so much green, makes you feel as if you’re in a Victorian age novel.

The lake itself is lovely, as well. There are multiple bridges that cross it, each charming in its own right. There are also several types of birds that call the lake home, as well as an amphitheater.

The Rosedal is not to be missed while in Buenos Aires. It is an important, long-standing part of the city, and provides a much needed break from the everyday commotion of the sprawling, metropolis. To learn more about Bosques de Palermo, and other points of interest within Buenos Aires, see this Buenos Aires Travel Guide.

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