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Floralis Genérica

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"The dramatic centerpiece of the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas—the park that bridges the Palermo and Recoleta neighborhoods—is the Floralis Generica. This gigantic, 18-ton metallic flower sculpture has become one of Buenos Aires’ most instantly recognizable landmarks. This is another landmark that exceeded expectations. Not only as some people view the sculpture (or at least I was told this..) as a symbol for Argentina due to the fact the "petals" of the sculpture have stopped working two or three times now and as of May 2023 were still not working. You don't miss out on too much though, it's still an impressive sculpture to walk around especially during golden hour or dusk. Not only do you see the sculpture and get to walk around the park (depending on when you're there, you might get gorgeous and colorful blossoms on trees), but you see the culture as if you're not a tourist. Look for mate rituals across picnic blankets. I've linked a video about mate - it's the real deal. Make sure you drink some and/or learn all about it while you're in BA! "
"The Floralis Generica, created by an Italian architect, is a giant steel flower that opens in the morning and closes at night. It sits atop a reflecting pool. It is surrounded by a green grass park called Plaza Naciones Unidas. This is a great place to take a stroll, or bring a blanket and have a picnic. You'll see a ton of othres doing the same- having mate, enjoying a beer, or walking or cycling through. It is free to enter the park and have a look around. "
"A real gem of Buenos Aire city! This big flower is made of aluminium and stainless steel and its located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations square). This sculpture is controlled by hydraulics and photoelectric sensors. Its petals opens 8am each morning and close at midnight. They also close in high winds to protect the sculpture and on patriotic holidays they remain open all day."

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I have been living in Argentina for the past year (plus 5 months in Buenos Aires back in 2005). This is one of my favorite cities in the entire world, and I want to share with you what makes it so great. This 10 day itinerary begins on a Friday morning, and is arranged according to market schedules, or other events in the city that fall on particular days. But you can certainly do the activities out of order, and fit them to your schedule as needed. I have planned this 10-day itinerary to allow you to maximize your days, and hours in this amazing city, but still allow you to enjoy the small moments without feeling overwhelmed, and get rest when needed. I have spent around 100 hours researching, writing descriptions to give detailed information of every place mentioned in this itinerary, visiting and testing out each day; they are all genuine recommendations. I have carefully planned out and timed each activity, including transportation and time moving between sites. I have also linked related articles and videos from my blog and YouTube channel. This itinerary will provide you not only with daily activities, but information on how to get the best exchange rate, how to stay safe, and information for transportation- how to get from spot to spot, so you can put as little time into planning as possible. Let me do that for you! :) This is not the ideal itinerary for those seeking the nightlife and parties. It is full of morning, daytime, and evening activities (with a few optional activities that go into the night) to help you get to know the culture of Buenos Aires and Argentina. It does not include nightclubs. This is a great itinerary if you are coming to Buenos Aires for the first time and you want to see all the important places, along with a few extra gems. This can also serve if you live in the city but have friends and family coming to visit. I've got it all planned out for you! I have included a lot of walking in this itinerary, though I have attempted to concentrate each day in one particular area of the city whenever possible. However, the city is full of transportation options if you prefer less steps due to accessability issues, or fatigue. I strongly suggest reading through the entire itinerary at the beginning of the week in case there are places where you need to make a reservation. If so, it will be listed at the top of each day.
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