Parque Lezama

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Buenos Aires , Argentina
Defensa & Av Brasil
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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.