As a form of inclusion and integration, we make cultural and recreational outings to different spaces, being in many cases the first time a lot people can access them. Through this project we spread multiple activities, creating a mechanism of direct communication with the neighbor.
WE VISIT VILLA OCAMPO
We made a tour to discover the most emblematic and cultural-historical places on Beccar, San Isidro. We immerse into the magnificent residence of the famous writer Victoria Ocampo, exploring every corner, where the most prestigious writers, and intellectuals of XXth Century, used to gather, once upon a time.
Out first stop is the historical core, where we discovered the main square, with its Artisans Fair, the City Hall and the majestic San Isidro Cathedral.
We went inside the Quinta de Los Ombúes, home of Mariquita Sánchez de Thompson, and the Pueyrredón Museum, home of the painter Prilidiano Pueyrredón.
First Stop. San Isidro Cathedral, religious neogothic style church, built on year 1898. It is placed on a lot that was named as a National Historic place. Its main tower is 68 meters hight. Its base is a latin cross of three ships with a circular apse.
Mitre Square, built in two leves over a slope, was, from the beginning, the core of the religious, political and social life of the people of San Isidro. There you can find the traditional Artisans Fair that has place from year 1971.
Main destination: The Ocampo Villa, name of the Summer residence of the aristocratic Ocampo family. It was visited for personalities of the culture of the XXth Century, such as Waldo Frank, Albert Camus, Jorge Luis Borges, Rabindranath Tagore and Igor Stravinsky. Today is a museum, where also concerts have place. We discover their beautiful gardens and we had lunch in their traditional gallerias. The house welcome us with a cubist carpet of the painter Pablo Picasso lying right there in front of our eyes. Its Library treasures 11.780 books that belonged to the writter.
Juan Martín de Pueyrredón Museum – House of the painter Prilidiano Pueyrredón.
With its Pompeyan style, this house was built on 1790 with a large main patio with an antique cistern where you have access to every room in the house. This museum was named after the Brigadier General. It keeps a very important historical, documentary, bibliographic, pictorical, ecological and landscape legacy.
Inside the residence they are carefully guarded a magnificent collection of documents, paintings, elegant period furniture, a room with religious images and a library. From the patio you can apreciate the atellier that was commanded to build by his son, the prestigious argentinian artist, Prilidiano Pueyrredón.
A bit of HISTORY about...
Ramona Victoria Epifanía Rufina Ocampo, born on april 7th of 1890 at the Federal District, was one of the most remarkables authors and intellectuals in Argentina of the last Century. Writter of a wide variety of literary works, she was the founder of the Sur magazine and an Editorial office with the same name and also was the promotor of literary works of her notable colleagues. Between the numerous activities that are part of her large carreer, she was, witout a doubt, a crucial personality and a major actor of the cultural development of her country.
Letter from Victoria Ocampo to Dr. Tomás Mascitti.
“Elortondo 1811 San Isidro F.C.G.B.M. 743-2114, april 13rd, 1969. -
Dear Dr. Mascitti.
I had read with much interest and great curiosity about his new information about the old sense of smell. I am particulary interested on what you said because since my day of birth (just a matter of speaking). I had believe on the sense of smell (there is a reason why it is sinonimom of sagacity). Maybe I believed on it because it exists tremendly for me. The smells of the plants (there are some that just had its perfum on certain hours), of the houses, of the people and even of the paper of certain books, delighted me or repulsed me in a remarkably violent way. Besides, the evocative power of the smells, as powerful as the music, it is a misterious thing for me. I would love to conversate with you some day. Pretend that you will meet an animal more or less articulated on a matter of smell. Your article is full of information that open paths for me. Kind regards, Victoria Ocampo".
Paintings: "El rodeo", oil on canvas. (Left) "Un alto en la pulpería", oil on wood. (Right.) Prilidiano Pueyrredón was an argentinian painter and architect, son of the military and politician Juan Martín de Pueyrredón. He was born on january 24th of 1823 at Buenos Aires on the historical lot that we visit on this trip. He deceed on the same place, at 47 years old, november 3rd of 1870.
TRIP TO SUIPACHA
Suipacha, just 130 km away from C.A.B.A., located on the North of Provincia de Buenos Aires, suddenly turned into an atractive location to visit.
Cabaña Piedras Blancas. We explored this place where secrets about good argentinian cheese are revealed to us. The history of this place is narrated while we finish the experience with a gourmet products degustation.
La Escuadra: A faboulous boar breeding ground, one of a kind on the Area, where its owners welcome us and explain on a wide tour about the breeding and reproduction of the european boar (Scrofa Scrofa), its origins and their incorporation to our wildlife.
VISIT TO CAMPANÓPOLIS
We explore the Campanópolis Village with a guide. Strange and cautivating, a hiding and incredible world. A constant surprise for our imagination. It was buit as a group of constructions joined together by their cobblestone streets, lanes, corners and secret places. It is related to several medieval european styles, joined together to produce an eclectic and particular way.
Later, we visited the Mission of Father Mario Pantaleo, where we could apreciate his Mausoleum and the Walking Christ Chapel. Years of a work that never knew about limits, resting or hollidays, Father Mario gave himself fully to his missions: the pastoral mission and the relief of the ills of the people, and of course, the contruction of his work.
We enjoyed of a lunch on the cousy restaurant of the Foundation.
Trips to shows and activities