Barrancas de Belgrano

It is known as Barrancas de Belgrano to some sloping land that currently makes up the Plaza Barrancas de Belgrano, in the Belgrano neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires. The landscaping of the ravines was designed in 1892 by the French landscape architect Carlos Thays , who also landscaped Tres de Febrero Park and the main squares of the city at that time.

Until the middle of the 19th century, the Río de la Plata reached the foot of these ravines. The embankment of the Miter Railroad, built at that time, served to contain the waters and dry the land. In the ravines there are more than 60 plant species, such as ombúes, palms, magnolias, oaks, honeysuckle and ceibos.

Among the sculptures (many from the 19th century) stands out a replica of the Statue of Liberty made by the author of the original, the Frenchman Frédéric Bartholdi. In the upper part of the park there is a gazebo where orchestras used to play and today tango and folklore are danced on Sundays.

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