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Big Tree

These trees were brought here and planted and grown by the missionaries about 200 hundred years... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
SE s
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Exquisite Tree

We have never seen a "gomero" so it was quite a sight to witness in BA. Amidst the exquisite... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
suzanne v
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

These trees were brought here and planted and grown by the missionaries about 200 hundred years ago.They are big and lovely next to the church you will not miss them.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We have never seen a "gomero" so it was quite a sight to witness in BA. Amidst the exquisite architecture, restaurants, shops, and cultural sights, spending a bit of time admiring nature was a joy. Do visit and admire nature's creation.

1  Thank suzanne v
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My wife and I were staying at the Alvear Palace hotel which is a few blocks from this tree and came upon while were roaming around one afternoon. The tree is interesting and more than 200 years old. If you are in the area, worth...More

1  Thank niagarariverfatman
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

I was surprised to know it was planted just about 200-something years ago. By the looks of the tree you could give it 5 thousand years old. By the way, it's just the largest but not the only tree of this kind in Buenos Aires....More

1  Thank mikesalop
Reviewed September 13, 2017

The Gomero is a huge rubber tree planted in the late 18th century so it is over 200 years old. It has a spread of 50 meters and a height of 20 meters. At some places, the branches have to be supported by poles and...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed September 5, 2017

At Gomero de la Recoleta we saw an unusual statue of Atlas. This titan, was condemned to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders, but this statue saw Atlas carrying the weight of the branches of the oldest gum tree in Buenos Aires,...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Sitting outside La Biela having a cafecito and medioluna...this is a wonderful place to spend some relaxing time. The shade provided by La Gomera simply adds to the sense of peace you feel when experiencing all of this history. To hear the locals tell stories...More

Thank Malik W
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Known as the Gran Gomero, the tree was planted in 1791 by Martín José Altolaguirre, the owner of the lands at that time, and it's branches now spread approx 50 meters. It provides shade for the two adjacent restaurants and their al fresco dining areas....More

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Almost 200 year old tree, non native banyan tree / ficus imported by Spanish monks. One of the branch is supported by a status of Atlas. Altogether this is street art is worth the visit.

1  Thank stism
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

La Gomera is an enormous Ficus whose heavy branches reach out to form a diameter of almost 50 meters. To support the branches metallic struts have been strategically placed, including one that is a statue of Atlas. You can walk under the tree to see...More

Thank dberis
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Characterized by the French-style mansions which are
the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the
true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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