Parque Lezama

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Parque Lezama information

Buenos Aires , Argentina
Street Defensa & Av Brasil
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Lonely Planet review

Scruffy Parque Lezama was once thought to be the site of Buenos Aires’ founding in 1536, but archeological teams have refuted the hypothesis. Today’s green park hosts old chess-playing gentlemen, bookworms toting mate (traditional Argentine tea) gourds and teenagers kissing on park benches. Don’t miss the striking late-19th-century Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa (Russian Orthodox Church) on the north side of the park; it's the work of architect Alejandro Christopherson and was built from materials shipped over from St Petersburg.