The neighborhood of Palermo

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Lluís Enric Mayans

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Or how to enjoy a sunny Sunday

Are you looking for the neighborhood of your dreams for shopping? Do you dream of huge parks for your Sunday jog or bike ride? Are you wandering around looking for a nice and lively place to go out on Saturday evening? Do you want to discover masterpieces by Latin American artists?

Only one answer, only one destination: Vamos a Palermo! Inhabited mainly by the middle class of Buenos Aires, Palermo offers superb buildings, shaded streets where it is good to walk, huge parks and an undeniable "buena onda".

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Small Palermo

Palermo is above all parks and gardens.

The Jardín Japonès, so called because it was given to Buenos Aires in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the arrival of the first Japanese migrants, is one of the best preserved gardens in the city.

Pleasant and quiet place to walk or rest, it offers exhibitions and cultural activities related to this country.

The zoological garden and the botanical garden are also worth a visit. To the northeast of the district you can watch a lively match on the Campo Argentino de Polo or go to the hippodrome for the races. Going down Alcorta Avenue you will come across the Museo de Arte Latino Americano.

With its cement and glass facades, this modern and elegant building houses a collection of contemporary Latin American art.

The temporary exhibitions are generally excellent. If you continue on Alcorta towards the east you will discover an area as gleaming as Recoleta.

A large number of the city's embassies are concentrated in this corner of Palermo, the buildings are superb.

Old Palermo

The ostentatious façades of Palermo Chico? Direction Palermo Viejo et la Plaza Serrano!

It is here that you will find small shops and charming restaurants and a multitude of cafes and bars open until the morning.

The Plaza Serrano is particularly nice on Sundays when a flea market brings it to life.

Here you can have a drink, wander from bookshop to art dealer, unearth incredible cafés or renew your wardrobe in the boutiques of young, inventive designers.


Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)
Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Open Thursday to Monday from 12 p.m. to 20 p.m. and until 21 p.m. on Wednesday.

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