Located in the Square named “Plaza Captain General Justo José de Urquiza”, a green space of Recoleta neighborhood bounded by Avenue “Avenida Figueroa Alcorta”, , “Avenida del Libertador” and “Avenida Pueyrredón”. The running circuit of 1,279 meters doesn’t require crossing any street, which makes it ideal for quick turns, and is popular within young runners and personal trainers along with his entourage. It’s one of the most aristocratic and artistic circuits, not only because the park is preceded by Museum “Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes”, but because of its outdoor sculptures. Two of them, from the French Antoine Bourdelle: “Hércules Arquero” y “El Último Centauro” (Archer Hercules and The Last Centaur); two others, from the Belgian Constantin Meunier: “El Sembrador” y “El Segador” (The Sower and The Reaper). And, across Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, you can find University of Buenos Aires-Law School, a splendid neoclassical building - and an excellent aerobic challenge for those who dare to raise and lower its imposing stairway. The turnout of runners is high all year round and in summer there’s activity until nearly midnight.
Just crossing “Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo”, you feel as entering a new world: Traffic jam noise is nearly absent, people walk on a relax mood, fashion remains and building towers give a cosmopolitan air, and the river reflects the vast open sky, freed from downtown narrow streets. Puerto Madero, especially in its docks 3 and 4, is an ideal haven for running, not only for security 24-7 provided by Gendarmerie, but above all for the chance to train with the water still by your side. But there's more: If you take a look at the inner streets of the neighborhood, you'll find illuminated squares and slopes which make more fun while running, as in the park “Mujeres Argentinas”, with 1,100 meters perimeter. After evening rush hour, when people finished working, density pedestrian and car traffic decrease, and you will feel like you have the whole neighborhood for you. Want to freshen up after your effort? Nothing like a drink overlooking the river with bridge “Puente de la Mujer” cutting the horizon.
The only circuit that can provide you with that thing runners so desire: route 100% asphalt free. Plus, you'll breathe clean air, surrounded by wildlife and natural landscapes. Without the hassle of traffic lights, corners or cars; tell goodbye to the stops: the circuit at “Reserva Ecológica” offers four different non stop tracks, ranging from 2.2 to 8 km. It opens only from 8 am. to 6 pm. (from November to March, the closing time extends up to 7 pm.). Though it seems obvious, you should quit visiting it on rainy days.
A truly classic selection for runners, cyclists, skaters and skateboarders. “Bosques de Palermo” keeps being the choice of most athletes for their paths surrounded by trees, picturesque lakes and bridges; and a space widely used for marathons and races throughout the year. As fast runners trot that only a few notice the two replicas of sculptures by French artist Auguste Cain, one of the most important twentieth century: "Lion of Libya" (León de Libia) and "lioness with her cubs" (Leona con sus cachorros)- both originals are in Paris, in the Luxembourg Gardens and the Tuileries. Returning to exercise, the circuit around the lake located in Holland Square “Plaza Holanda” (also called “Parque del Rosedal”), with 1,600 meters, is the most visited by individuals and running teams; and from 7 pm. to 9 pm. running “traffic” is as intense as adrenaline. But, from 10 pm., for security reasons, and during the weekends, when the area is crowded with visitors, is better to avoid this zone.
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