It was a slave market, then a bullring, an artillery barracks, and, towards the end of 19th century, it was landscaped with over 300 trees. Surrounding this lovely park are many mansions that used to belong to patrician families and today are official buildings, such as the Palacio Haedo (National Parks headquarters), Palacio Paz (Military Circle) and Palacio Anchorena (Foreign Office).
One of its neighbours was writer Jorge Luis Borges, who dwelt on the corner of M. T. de Alvear and Maipú.
In our days, it offers a pub district as the perfect way to end the day while sharing a pint.
Accommodation Recommended: Departamentos Buenos Aires , hostel buenos aires