What to do in Palermo
What to do in Palermo, all the information so you can enjoy this huge neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
Because it is the largest neighborhood in the city, it is subdivided into different areas, such as Palermo Hollywood, Palermo Soho, Palermo Forests (Bosques de Palermo), among others. The reason is purely because of its size.
Its immensity is also a reason to offer endless activities to do here, as well as being one of the spaces where nightlife collides with nature and culture. For this reason, we want you to get to know this area, telling you about the most popular places and all the activities that bring you closer to places that are not so touristy.
We recommend that you dedicate a whole day to visiting this neighborhood, since it offers so much that, if not, you will not be able to enjoy it as it deserves!
Now, let’s see everything about What to do in Palermo:
Palermo Parks (or Palermo Forests)
We can say that this neighborhood is one of the largest green lungs in the city. Here, you will find a huge concentration of different parks that the porteños usually refer to as “Palermo forests”. It is the ideal place for those who love the outdoors and nature. In this same green “complex”, you will find the best-known Parque 3 de Febrero, in addition to the Rosedal, a romantic walk among thousands of varieties of roses, the Botanical Garden, where you will learn a lot about the different species, the Ecopark, which formerly it was the city Zoo and the Japanese Garden, an oasis of Japanese culture that you cannot miss!
All the parks can be visited and walked in the same day, since they are very close to each other.
Museums and Culture
In addition to nature, this neighborhood has several cultural attractions and museums. Among the highlights is the MALBA Museum (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires) where you can marvel at a huge collection of modern art from Latin America. It is very close to the parks that we mentioned before and its access is free. Here is the website for more information.
Near here, you will see a giant ball that looks like a UFO, it is the Galileo Galilei Planetarium and its curious building that draws the attention of anyone who passes near. You will find a variety of samples about the universe and several shows in the cinematographic dome that it has. Here we leave you its website.
For those who are interested in politics, there is the Evita Museum, which traces the life of one of the most important political women in Argentina. Also, for those who love photography, you can visit the FOLA Museum.
In several neighborhoods of the city you will be able to enjoy the walls painted in many colors with graffiti. In Palermo, more specifically in the Palermo Soho subzone, there is a concentration of the “trendy” and young wave that has become the most important and well-known. In the old passages of Old Palermo, you will see a number of graffiti and murals that will dazzle you. We recommend you visit the Soria Passage, Russel and Santa Rosa, since they are ideal for walking around and making a photo book!
Gastronomy and Night
If you are looking for new gastronomic experiences, this neighborhood is the one. With a wide variety of places and styles for all tastes. Here you will find Asian, Peruvian, Fusion, Grill restaurants and everything you want. In turn, it has a bar practically next to the other. The boom is mostly craft beer breweries, but you can also find industrial beers.
Being the first time you visit this place, we recommend you stay between Scalabrini Ortíz, Córdoba, Santa Fe and Juan B. Justo Avenues, starting from Plaza Serrano (Plaza Julio Cortázar) or from Plaza Armenia.
This neighborhood has one of the largest outlet complexes, called Distrito Arcos. It is outdoors, inside one of the old railway buildings, so its entire structure is in the best English style, with exposed brick. It is located on Godoy Cruz street, surrounded by Santa Fe and Juan B. Justo avenues.
Regardless of whether you want to go shopping or not, it is a beautiful space to go for a walk and even have a drink, since it has several gastronomic venues inside. In addition, you can visit the Scientific and Technological Pole that is next door.
If you visit the neighborhood on the weekend, you can go to Plaza Serrano, where the bars and restaurants that we mentioned above, dress up as a craft and design fair. In addition, in the square, you can find the typical craft fair.
Architecture and Mansions
In the surroundings of the MALBA Museum, between Figueroa Alcorta and Del Libertador avenues, you will find huge mansions and large houses of the best European style, mostly French style. In turn, if you go to the Botanical Garden, on the opposite side, between the buildings you will see a few more. That whole area is made up of mansions and big houses, especially along Del Libertador Avenue. It is one of the most expensive areas to live in the city. If you go through its tree-lined streets, you will be dazzled by the architecture and find more bars or chic places to have an infusion.