PUEBLO ESTANCIA LA PAZ

PUEBLO ESTANCIA LA PAZ 2019-01-03T00:03:06+00:00

HISTORY

The first inhabitants of the territory that is now “Pueblo Estancia La Paz” were the indigenous Sanavirones. Towards the mid XVII century, this location was called “Corral de Piedra” (which means “stone corral”), and together with the “Ascochinga” windmill, it was donated to the novitiate of the Compañía de Jesús School to be incorporated in the “Santa Catalina” Estancia, today a World Heritage Site, which came to extend for over 150,000 acres.

When the Jesuits were expelled from the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, their properties were sold off and Santa Catalina was acquired by Don Francisco Antonio Díaz. After successive sales and/or bequests, a section of at least 21,000 acres known as “Corral de Piedra” was passed into the hands of Tomás Funes and Eloísa Díaz, granddaughter of Don Francisco Antonio Díaz.

Tomás Funes was a renowned politician at that time and it was him, after peace was sealed between Buenos Aires and the Argentine Confederation through the Pact of San José de Flores, signed in 1859, who decided to change the name of the property from “Estancia Corral de Piedras” to “Estancia La Paz” (since Paz means peace), honoring this significant occurrence.

As of 1830, it was Tomás Funes who built the central “casco” buildings of the estancia and part of the main residence. One of his daughters, Clara Funes, would marry Julio Argentino Roca in 1872.

The estancia saw its greatest period of splendor in the hands of Julio A. Roca, who was President of the Argentine Republic twice. By the late XIX century, he modernized the estancia by granting it an Italian Neoclassical style and by adding important buildings like the stables, the wash house, the indoor pool and the outdoor pool. It was also the former President who commissioned the French landscape architect Charles Thays to design the majestic 250-acre park with its artificial lake.

During his two presidential terms, between 1880 and 1886 and from 1898 to 1904, the country was governed from “La Paz” for many summers, and here he welcomed major public figures of the time, such as Avellaneda, Mitre, Sarmiento, Pellegrini y Figueroa Alcorta.

“La Paz has been my refuge since I settled in Buenos Aires. I spend all my summers there, enjoying the natural waterfall that makes a very pleasant bathing area, taking advantage of a park that has grown and has been refined through time, and all in all, benefiting from the cool hospitality of the old house.” (From Soy Roca by Félix Luna).

PRESENT

Pueblo Estancia La Paz has become an extraordinary urban development that covers about 1,200 acres. It comprises:

  • A barrio de campo residential area of 240 lots, which includes an 18-hole golf course, polo fields and an equestrian area, among other amenities.
  • A hotel with 14 rooms, situated at the Estancia’s historic central building, located in the heart of the Thays park, a restaurant and two events spaces.

BARRIO DE CAMPO Residential Area

HOTEL

18-hole golf course
Golf Carts
Driving Range/Practice Area with golf course for kids
12 miles of running and biking trails
2 Tifway Polo Fields
64-acre Equestrian Area with:
• 8 exclusive Lots for owners to build stables
• 1 Polo Stick and Ball field for practice
• Corrals for possession of horses
• Saddle racks
Soccer Field
Tennis Court

Historic Casco central building and its emblematic exotic park, designed by the French landscape architect Charles Thays in 1901
14 Rooms
Restaurante 1830 at Historic Casco central building
Events Space with capacity of 400 guests
Los Troncos Bar, at Golf Club House
La Paz Polo Club, events space with capacity of 120 guests
Swimming pool
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LOCATION

HISTORY

The first inhabitants of the territory that is now “Pueblo Estancia La Paz” were the indigenous Sanavirones. Towards the mid XVII century, this location was called “Corral de Piedra” (which means “stone corral”), and together with the “Ascochinga” windmill, it was donated to the novitiate of the Compañía de Jesús School to be incorporated in the “Santa Catalina” Estancia, today a World Heritage Site, which came to extend for over 150,000 acres.

When the Jesuits were expelled from the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, their properties were sold off and Santa Catalina was acquired by Don Francisco Antonio Díaz. After successive sales and/or bequests, a section of at least 21,000 acres known as “Corral de Piedra” was passed into the hands of Tomás Funes and Eloísa Díaz, granddaughter of Don Francisco Antonio Díaz.

Tomás Funes was a renowned politician at that time and it was him, after peace was sealed between Buenos Aires and the Argentine Confederation through the Pact of San José de Flores, signed in 1859, who decided to change the name of the property from “Estancia Corral de Piedras” to “Estancia La Paz” (since Paz means peace), honoring this significant occurrence.

As of 1830, it was Tomás Funes who built the central “casco” buildings of the estancia and part of the main residence. One of his daughters, Clara Funes, would marry Julio Argentino Roca in 1872.

The estancia saw its greatest period of splendor in the hands of Julio A. Roca, who was President of the Argentine Republic twice. By the late XIX century, he modernized the estancia by granting it an Italian Neoclassical style and by adding important buildings like the stables, the wash house, the indoor pool and the outdoor pool. It was also the former President who commissioned the French landscape architect Charles Thays to design the majestic 250-acre park with its artificial lake.

During his two presidential terms, between 1880 and 1886 and from 1898 to 1904, the country was governed from “La Paz” for many summers, and here he welcomed major public figures of the time, such as Avellaneda, Mitre, Sarmiento, Pellegrini y Figueroa Alcorta.

“La Paz has been my refuge since I settled in Buenos Aires. I spend all my summers there, enjoying the natural waterfall that makes a very pleasant bathing area, taking advantage of a park that has grown and has been refined through time, and all in all, benefiting from the cool hospitality of the old house.” (From Soy Roca by Félix Luna).

PRESENTE

Pueblo Estancia La Paz se ha convertido hoy en un extraordinario desarrollo urbanístico, que abarca 500 hectáreas, donde conviven:

  • Un barrio de campo, de 240 lotes que cuenta con una cancha de golf de18 hoyos, canchas de polo y un área ecuestre entre otros amenities.
  • Un hotel con catorce habitaciones, situado en el casco histórico de la estancia en el corazón del parque Thays, con su restaurante y su espacio de eventos.

BARRIO DE CAMPO

Cancha de golf de 18 hoyos
Golf Carts
Área de práctica de golf con cancha de niños
20 km de senderos para running y bicing
2 canchas de Polo de Tifway
Área Ecuestre de 26 hectáreas con:
• 8 lotes exclusivos para propietarios para construcción de caballerizas
• 1 cancha de Polo de taqueo
• Corrales para tenencia de caballos
• Montureros
• Pista de vareo y picadero
Cancha de Futbol
Cancha de Tenis

HOTEL

Casco Histórico y su emblemático parque exótico, diseñado por el paisajista francés Charles Thays en 1901
14 habitaciones
Restaurante 1830 en Casco Histórico
Espacio de Eventos para 400 personas
Bar Los Troncos, en Club House de Golf
La Paz Polo Club, espacio de eventos para 120 personas
Piscina

UBICACIÓN