The charm of Villa Ocampo

Posted on August 5, 2010

The residence of one of the most significant women in Argentina culture has become an unmissable cultural tour, where the landscape and architecture complement the literary treasures.


One of the most iconic women of the culture left Argentina, loves his literary heritage, a great place that time refuses to ignore.
The Villa Ocampo Victoria Ocampo mansion where he lived for several decades (first intermittently and then short) is located in the town of Becca, a few minutes from the city of Buenos Aires, heading north.
This century-old three thousand square meters is not only an eloquent example of the most typical English architecture. Among its manicured lawns and shady trees, the villa recreates an atmosphere of countryside belies its urban environment.


Since Victoria herself donate this property to UNESCO, the Villa has been expanding its cultural activities. The supports for this, a rich past in intellectual presences. Passed through here in different decades and for different reasons, relating to world culture as the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore or Spanish José Ortega y Gasset.
Other visitors were no less famous American writer Graham Greene, Albert Camus and the French the two most prominent Chileans in the world of letters, Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda.
With that background, but still looking to the present and future, the Villa Ocampo continues to exercise a sense of fascination and attraction.


Fortunately, the property is ready to receive visitors and provide optimal services including a cafe and guided tours. Those looking for unique and genuine gems paper documents may also satisfy their curiosity. Library, for example, a copy of "The Life of Dominguito" handwritten signed by Sarmiento himself remains.

Written by Andrés Bacigalupo
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