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Floralis Generica

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Address: Av Pres Figueroa Alcorta y Austria / Plaza of the United Nations, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Beautiful (but watch for mosquitoes!)

Fantastic sculpture. The gigantic petals open with the sun and it is quite a spectacular sight. Situated in a nice park and free to visit. Easy walking from central Buenos... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I found ourselves awake early, so decided to go down and photograph the Floralis opening. Gates were still locked, so we were shooting between the bars of the fence. It was the first outing for my Nikon DSLR this trip. Just after 7am, as the sky started to colour, and we were intent on capturing the best... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic sculpture. The gigantic petals open with the sun and it is quite a spectacular sight. Situated in a nice park and free to visit. Easy walking from central Buenos Aires. Two things to watch: 1. Google maps seems to place this in Parque Carlos Thays (which itself is a nice park) but it's actually a couple of hundred metres... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was walking around area and this was located in a nearby park. I am not much into art like this. Some benches around

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Thank hrcalso
Abingdon, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This interesting structure is located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas. It is best observed from afar as it is quite large. It was created in 2002 by Eduardo Catalano. The petals open and close depending on the time of day but there are four days where the petals remain open for 24 hours.

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Thank Sharon M
portland,oregon
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

intrigued by this I found it better from a distance. The park is lovely with seating and many private areas

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Buenos AIres
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This splendid mobile sculpture has been frozen for many years because of abandonment by the government, but a couple of years ago was repaired. The best moment to see it is at dusk, when the petals begin to close and the red light shines from its insides

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding, huge, gleaming sculpture. Easy to get to & absolutely unmissable. Always lots of visitors, cameras clicking away furiously.

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Thank Tauwhare
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a parkland, floralis generica is one of the most imponent sculptures that you will see in Buenos Aires. It's a good place to go rest and look people after (or before) you go to the museum, that is very close.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago I saw a picture of this flower. Back than I thought it was beautiful. Yesterday I finally visited it! I walked for quiet a bit in the streaming rain and went the wrong direction (don't follow the location of google maps, it's not correct). When I finally got there it didn't disappointed for one second. And I definitely... More 

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Thank Immie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in open parkland this huge sculpture is worth a look. A pity that the mechanical workings that open the petals have broken down. It was a beautiful summer's day when I visited and the yellow lounge chairs with all their sunbakers made a lovely sight.

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