Palermo is the largest neighborhood in the city, as well as being one of the coolest and always in fashion. Thanks to its important nightlife, its wide gastronomic offer and its great cultural movement, this is the preferred neighborhood for tourists visiting the city. Being so large, Palermo is divided into different sub-districts, each of which has its own characteristic that differentiates them from the rest, such as Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Barrio Parque, Las Cañitas, Palermo’s forests and several others.
Among the must-sees of this neighborhood are: The planetarium, the botanical garden, The rose garden and its lake, the Japanese garden, the mountain square, the polo field and the racecourse, the Museo avoids and the MALBA, in addition to several bars, restaurants, cafes, designer stores and discos that you will find practically at every step.
In the south of the city, between the neighborhoods of Belgrano to the north and Recoleta to the south.
Metro Line D: (Plaza Italia station and Palermo station)
Bus lines: 10, 12, 15, 29, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 55, 57, 59, 60, 64, 68, 93, 108, 111, 110, 128, 141, 152, 160, 161 y 194
Undoubtedly, the best way to explore this neighborhood is to walk aimlessly and lose yourself in its streets. It is worth entering fashion business, its bars, art galleries or its small cafes, many of them located in old recycled houses with a very chic charm.
The main streets of Palermo Soho are Honduras, Armenia, Gurruchaga, Gorriti, Costa Rica, and El Salvador, it includes the area of the Armenian square and the famous serrano square, the epicenter of the neighborhood’s nightlife.
To the north of the Palermo Soho area, crossing the overpass of the Railroad tracks, is Palermo Hollywood, a neighborhood dubbed for being the audiovisual center of the city of Buenos Aires, with dozens of television channels, studios of radio and tv producers.
Until not one of a few decades ago, this was an area of low houses, warehouses and mechanical workshops, but with the installation of television channels, little by little the area was transformed and opened numerous restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, and discos, which are frequented by “characters” of the local artistic environment.
This is one of the largest green lungs in the city, the official name of this gigantic urban park is “Parque Tres de Febrero” and was created in 1875 following the model of the parks of the great European capitals. The “forests” are actually a set of public parks, lakes and splendid gardens, such as the Rosedal or the Japanese garden, in addition to the imposing planetarium Galileo Galilei.
This small sub-neighborhood of Palermo extends along Santa Fe Avenue from Plaza Italia, the intersection with Juan B. Justo Avenue and the railway bridge that gives its name to the neighborhood. Being an important hub of public transport in the city, where the subway, rail and several bus lines intersect, this is one of the busiest areas in all of Palermo.
Here we will find large commercial premises, renowned pizzerias, the botanical garden, the old zoo and the La Rural fair center, the largest in the city and the place of exhibitions and congresses for excellencies. We will also find a modern open-air shopping located in the old railway stores.
Located in the northern part of the Palermo neighborhood, this area of about 20 blocks was not so long ago a very quiet neighborhood, with stables and military buildings, but since the 1990s, many restaurants, pubs and discos began to be installed , becoming one of the most important gastronomic poles of the city.