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Palermo - City of Buenos Aires - Argentina

Palermo is one of the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires most visited by tourists visiting Argentina. The main focus of tourism focus on design houses and restaurants. Boutique Hotels, Hostels and B & B in Palermo have been installed in recent years, which has contributed to the growth of this area of the City of Buenos Aires.

Palermo neighborhood hides a wide range of options for the tourist. It is made up by the following areas:

  • Palermo Hollywood and Soho, with design stores and its gastronomic center.
  • Palermo Chico is one of the most exclusive neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires.
  • Las Cañitas and La Imprenta, with is lively nightlife and gastronomic options.
  • Palermo Woods and Lakes (los bosques y lagos de Palermo), being one of the largest green spaces in the city with a diversity of activities to do.

Palermo Hollywood and Soho

Palermo Hollywood is delimited by Fitz Roy, Niceto Vega, Dorrego and Nicaragua Streets. It is characterized by its bars and restaurants. Here you will find production companies and television studies.

Palermo Soho, just a few blocks away from Palermo Hollywood has city’s most important design shops. It is delimited by Cabrera, Malabia, Costa Rica and Gody Cruz Streets. Cortázar square is located in the junction of Jorge Luis Borges and Honduras Streets. This is a neighborhood you can trip around Soria, Russel and Santa Rosa passages. Palermo Viejo square delimited by Costa Rica, Armenia, Nicaragua and Malabia Streets is another point with the most popular bars of the neighborhoods.


Palermo Chico

Palermo Chico is one of the most exclusive areas of the Citie Of Buenos Aires, delimited by Del Libertador Avenue, Tagle, Juez and Salguero Streets. You can set off the route on the corner of Salguera and Martín Coronado Streets at the gates of Paseo Alcorta Shopping Mall. At 3415 Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, lies the Buenos Aires Latino American Art Museum (Museo de Arte Lationoamericano de Buenos Aires). Opposite, you can see the Alcorta Palace. It was designed in 1927 by the architect Palanti. Here we can find the Renault Museum. The terrace of this building was originally a race track. Walk along San Martín de Tours Street and you will reach San Martín de Tours church. Go along San Martín de Tours Street as far as Del Libertador Avenue, turn into this Avenue and in the junction of Ortiz de Campo Street, lies the José Hernández Popular Art Museum (Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández). At 1902 Del Libertador Avenue is the Decorative Art Museum (Museo de Arte Decorativo) and facing it the main office of the Automóvil Club Argentino. Take Mariscal Ramón Castilla Street and on the corner with Rufino de Elizalde Street lies Grand Bourg square and the Sanmartiniano Institute. At 2831 Rufino de Elizalde Street, you can see Victoria Ocampo’s house being the current Belgium Embassy. Among Figueroa Alcorta, Tagle, Juez Tedin and Salguero Avenues, you find Barrio Parque (Parque Neighborhood), with the Buenos Aires city’s most exclusive residences. Barrio Parque is highly characterized by its Streets full of bends and trees.

Las Cañitas and La Imprenta

The area is delimited by Luis María Campos, Dorrego, Del Liberatdor Avenues and Teodoro García Street. It is characterized by its restaurants, bars and the city’s best Ice-cream parlors. It is one of the gastronomic poles with the hugest constant activity during all day long. The Solar de la Abadía Shopping Mall on Luis María Campos Avenue between Gorostiaga and Maure Streets and San Benito’s Abadia on the corner of Maure and Villanueva Streets stand out in this neighborhood where you can also find The Esclavas del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús School on the corner of Maure Street and Luis María Campos Avenue. The Central Military Hospital on Luis María Campos Avenue and Teniente Benjamín Matienzo Street is worth seeing as well. Next to it, there is the Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo del General San Martín (General San Martín Horse Regiment) and the Escuela Superior de Guerra (War Superior School). On the corner of Del Libertador Avenue and Dorrego Avenue lies the Campo Argentino de Polo (Argentina Polo Field).

Palermo Woods and Lakes (los bosques y lagos de Palermo)

Set off this short trip on the corner of Juan B. Justo Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue. This point is popularly known as “Pacífico”. Walk along Bullrich Avenue (which is the continuation of Juan B. Justo) and on your right, your will see the Regimiento de Patricios (Patricios’ Regiment). On Bullrich Avenue between Cerviño Street and Del Libertador Avenue there is the Islamic Mesquite and the Islamic Cultural Center Rey Fahd. Take Del Libertador Avenue and on the corner together with Dorrego Street you will see on one hand the Argentina Polo Field and on the other the gate of the Palermo’s Argentina Hippodrome. Walk along this avenue as long as Olleros Street, during this walk you will notice the Palermo Tattersall inaugurated in 1898. On Olleros Street walk into the woods where you will find the Lisandro de la Torre Station which belongs to the Mitre Train (Tigre branch line). Take Valentín Alsina street and you will see the Golf Course on your left and the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis on your right. After going through the Lakes turn into Dorrego Avenue as far as Coronel Freyre Avenue. Go under the train arches and you will observe the second area of the Palermo Lakes, known as “The Rosedal”. Go through the woods by taking Presidente Montt Avenue until reaching the corners of Sarmiento and Alcorta Avenues. The Galileo Galilei planetarium is located just opposite you at this point. This park is called Tres de Febrero Park and was designed by the French landscape painter Carlos Thays. Take Adolfo Berro Avenue and in the junction with Carlos Casares Avenue lies the “Jardín japonés” (Japanese Garden). This area was a donation from the Buenos Aires Japanese community. Take Del Libertador Avenue until Sarmiento Avenue and you will come across the well known “Monumento a los Españoles” (Spaniards Monument). The real name  of this monument is “La Carta Magna y las Cuatro Regiones Argentinas” (The Magna Letter and the Four Argentina Regions) and was donated by the Spanish collectivity. On this corner, you will find one of the Buenos Aires Zoo entrances. Walk along Sarmiento Avenue surrounding the Zoo and on the opposite side lie the USA Embassy and the Argentina Rural Society, where the city’s more important expositions take place. On the corner of Sarmiento and Santa Fe Avenues, there is Plaza Italia with one of the entrances of the Buenos Aires Botanic Garden, inaugurated and created by the landscape painter Carlos Thays in 1898.

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