First, we have to know that Palermo is the biggest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and it is sub divided informally in different areas. Above all, you will hear about Palermo soho or the Palermo parks for example among many other names used for the different places within the neighborhood. The reason of this is its size: Palermo is as big as a small town. Here you will find a good guide of what’s best to do in Palermo.
Palermo is particularly famous for its parks, architecture, museums, and nightlife.
Graffiti in Palermo
In Buenos Aires, as you probably have noticed, the streets of BA are covered with tags, and political graffiti, which is not artistic in form, because of this many locals welcome street artist who convene the walls giving covering such graffiti and giving a sense of beauty and identity.
Join our Palermo Graffiti Tour, the bohemian quarter!
Enjoying the Palermo Parks
Palermo has the best parks of the city! There is no other place where you’ll find so many different gardens, flowers, lakes and beautiful monuments. If you take a map, all these are located between Santa Fe Ave. and Figueroa Alcorta Ave. and can be seen all in half day if you like walking.
Depending on your interests you can choose what to visit. Palermo hosts the Botanic Gardens of Buenos Aires, the Japanese Garden, the Rosedal (The Roses Garden) and the Parque 3 de Febrero (a.k.a. as the Palermo Forest).
Fresh air, beautiful colors, marble statues, fountains, lakes and flowers make this a mandatory place for those who enjoy outdoor activities. For more info click here.
In Palermo you will find the very famous MALBA (acronym for Latin American Modern Arts Museum). This is today one of the most visited museums in our city. For more detailed information about it and to know the best museums in Buenos Aires Aires check this post.
As well, Evita Peron’s Museum is another nice one to visit in Palermo. You will find pictures and videos that tell you the story of the most beloved and hated woman in the Argentinian history. Closed on Mondays. Check the map to get there!
Another interesting place to go close to the Parks is the Planetarium, a building that looks like an Alien space ship that has just landed in Palermo. A link to the map so you don’t miss it.
Night life in Buenos Aires
Palermo is the trendiest place to go out in Buenos Aires. It is very safe at night and most of the restaurants, bars and discos of Buenos Aires are located here.
The area of Palermo to go out is known as Palermo Soho. Plaza Cortazar (aka Serrano) is the heart of this place. Around this little Plaza you will find lot of options to have lunch or dinner, get some drinks or go dancing. This area is located between Santa Fe Ave. and Cordoba Ave. Check the map to get there!
A nice place to continue learning about culture is a Peña. This local restaurants organize music shows almost every night with Argentinian music. In addition, you’ll have a good oportunity to taste argentinian dishes as asado, empanadas. In this post you will find a few places located in Palermo.
If you like to taste good handcraft beer you can check this post with the best Breweries in Palermo!