Just like most towns in Buenos Aires
, the City of Balcarce
moves to the rhythm of its main square, which in this case occupies nothing less than four formidable blocks. The linden trees contribute with the appropriate shade to let people rest under their branches and the pergolas covered with climbing plants add a romantic style to this spot, 407 kilometers away from the Federal District
In the center of Libertad Square, stands the monument to the Republic, built on the Mayo Pyramid. Several statues and flowerbeds invite visitors to stroll about the area. The square is the main point of life in Balcarce: it is the place where the main festivals of the city are presented and where handicraft stands, mostly inspired in the car racing theme, are set up.
The most outstanding buildings in the city are concentrated around Libertad Square. Some of them are the Municipal Palace -built in 1929-, the fountain and the monument to Brigadier General Antonio González Balcarce - who was Second Chief of the Andes Army-, the Banco de la Nación Argentina
(Bank of the Argentinian Nation), the Juan Manuel Fangio Car Racing Museum
and the San José Church, built in Roman style in 1886.
Juan Manuel Fangio
Calle 18 esq. 17, (7620) , Balcarce, Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 2266-425540
Histórico de Balcarce
Calle 32 y 33, (7620) , Balcarce, Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 2266-421800
Dirección de Turismo
Calle 17 Nº 671, (7620) , Balcarce, Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 2266-425758