Parque Temaikén

The Pampas & the Atlantic Coast

Outside Buenos Aires is Parque Temaikén, which – like other zoos in the area – is in the process of being transformed into a 'bioparque', meaning it will house only animals native to Argentina. It's 50km northwest of BA; take bus 60 marked ‘Escobar’ from Plaza Italia in BA or Tigre.

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Nearby The Pampas & the Atlantic Coast attractions

1. Museo de Arte Tigre

12.48 MILES

Tigre’s grandest museum is located in a magnificent 1912 social club. Inside, it showcases the work of famous Argentine artists from the 19th and 20th…

2. Museo Naval

12.78 MILES

This worthwhile museum traces the history of the Argentine navy with an eclectic mix of historical photos, old maps, artillery displays and pickled sea…

3. Museo del Mate

13.26 MILES

This niche museum with over 2000 items (mostly mate gourds) is dedicated to the national drink. The visit begins with a short film explaining the history…

4. Parque de la Costa

13.4 MILES

Near to Puerto de Frutos is Tigre’s amusement park with some fun attractions including roller-coaster rides and waterslides. Opening hours vary between…

5. Puerto de Frutos

13.64 MILES

At this popular market, vendors sell homewares, furniture, wicker baskets, souvenirs and knickknacks; there are restaurants, too. Weekends are busiest.

6. Villa Ocampo

17.41 MILES

This beautifully restored mansion and Unesco-protected site was once the home of Victoria Ocampo (1890–1979), a feminist writer, publisher and…

7. Quinta Los Ombúes

18.3 MILES

This beautiful quinta (country house) is now a museum that's worth a look. The rooms leading off the Spanish-style central patio contain period furniture…

8. Museo Pueyrredón

18.66 MILES

This colonial villa was once the home of revolutionary hero General Juan Martín de Pueyrredón. Inside the building has been beautifully preserved and…