Palermo, Buenos Aires
Favorite thing: One of the most exclusive residential areas in the city, Palermo Chico is also known as Gran Bourg. Here among the elegant buildings you'll find many of the different embassies, well-maintained parks (e.g., The Japanese Gardens) and plazas that are characteristic of the area. This is also the area in which I was lucky enough to find an apartment to rent, thanks to Sofia (sof76).
It is this one of the most tourist neighborhoods in the city, besides one of the biggest, concentrating a great variety of attractions, the coastal one, the race track, the parks, a group of green spaces designed at the beginning of century, among those that the Rosedal stands out, the Planetarium, center of exhibitions of astronomical topics, the traditional Rural Society that at the moment transformed its place in a center for events of all type, the Zoological of the city and the Botanical Garden that has near 7000 species vegetable, and numerous shoppings. Besides the Forests it has other green spaces as the Plaza Las Heras, in the place where formerly it works a jail, and the Plaza Cortázar, call popularly Plaza Serrano, in Old Palermo that although small, it concentrates interior usually joined.
On its proximities bars and pubs, being an important place for night entertainment. As this city grew giving the back to the river, the access to the Coastal, recently beautified, is not carried out directly from the urban space, but rather the group of parks should be crossed and to surround the city airport.
Equally is recommended to arrive until there.
This neighborhood is crossed by diverse avenues, Santa Fe, Libertador, Figueroa Alcorta, all which unite the center with the north area of the city and some continue many kilometers in the Great Buenos Aires, the avenue Las Heras arises in the Plaza Italia, important center for the transport, and it runs toward the center in some itineraries in diagonal with the layout of the city.
They stand out several monuments of the many in this neighborhood, as that of Garibaldi, in Plaza Italia, that of the Spaniards, that of Urquiza and the one dedicated to Sarmiento, carried out by the french sculptor Rodin. In this neighborhood the population of resources concentrates, from middle class to high class.
Fondest memory: The neighborhood has a wide history, with an origin classified as of slum, marginal, in its old area, beside the Stream Maldonado that before crossed the city and that today runs tubed below the avenue Juan B. Justo. It contains several buildings of interest like embassies, that of the Automobile Argentinean Club (ACA) and the Palace Errázuriz that originally was the Chilean ambassador's residence and today works like National Museum of Ornamental Art.
After our walk around the Botanical Gardens, we wanted to do some further exploring of the park-like Palermo district. Immediately east of the Gardens is the Buenos Aires Zoo, but we decided to bypass that in favour of the Japanese Gardens a bit further along and closer to the Rio de la Plata.
Fondest memory: While walking down Rep. de la India along one side of the fenced-off Zoo, we really enjoyed the relative quietness and leafy cover of the Platano trees on this hot 33 degC afternoon!
Inside the Zoo fence was another smaller fence to keep the people touring the Zoo back from it's perimeter. However, this did not stop entrepreneurs on the street from carrying out their business! With their small bicycle-driven drinks carts parked under the trees, the vendors would talk to the patrons of the Zoo through the two fences. Once the arrangements had been agreed to, long bamboo poles were used to retrieve the customer's money with the required refreshments then being passed back through the two fences via the pole! It seems the concession prices inside the Zoo were being undercut!
This is a part of the bosque de Palermo. Palermo is really big, you have lots of trees and also a lake! You can see more pic's at my travelogue!
Esto es parte de los bosques de palermo. Palermo es muy grande, ahi hay muchos arboles y hasta un lago! Pueden ver mas fotos en mi travelogues!
A journey around the planet
Fondest memory: Having a look at the ends of the space. That is the proposal submitted by Planetarium "Galileo Galilei", which boastfully depicts its architecture in the elegant "Tres de Febrero" park in the neighborhood of Palermo. The visitors can not only amaze himself with samples of vast meteorites but also with exhibitions and models depicting satellites, the first lunar module and the flight deck of an Apolo shuttle.-
Favorite thing: It was built in 1966 by architect Enrique Jan. Shaped like a planet, it has a 20 meter wide cupola. Shows are projected on the inside of the cupola through a spotlight and laser system. The equipment can project up to 8900 fixed stars, constellation and nebulas. It is the perfect place to visit if you have kids.-
Of course here you can assist horse races, but there's also a casino there, only with slot machines. It is worth a visit, the building is amazing!
Por supuesto que aca se pueden ver carreras de caballos, pero tambien adentro funciona un casino solo con maquinas tragamonedas. Vale la pena la visita, el edificio es impresionante!
This square was built in 1914 by Charles Thay.
It's located in Av. del Libertador & Castex, just in the limit between Palermo and Belgrano neighbourhoods, this year it has been renewed as it was in 1914.
The picture was taken before the change.
La Plaza Alemania fue construida por Charles Thay en 1914.
Queda en Av. del Libertador y Castex, justo en el l?mite entre Palermo y Belgrano, este a?o ha sido remodelada de acuerdo a sus planos originales.
La foto es anterior a su remodelacion.
I ended up spending most of my time in Palermo SOHO and Palermo Hollywood because this is a quieter more upscale area(s) of BA. The traffic is lighter (less pollution) and all the buildings are low rise.
There are many small independently owned shops, boutiques and restaurants here and the quality of the food here is overall higher than elsewhere in the city. the prices are a bit higher here but still a great deal for foreigners.
Next time I visit BA to shop and eat I will stay in Palermo SOHO.
Favorite thing: Palermo is another wonderful neighborhood. It is divided into Palermo Chico (a lot of embassies are here), Palermo, and Palermo Viejo (somewhat like the Soho in NYC). Palermo Park is worth a visit. This is a statue of the famous Ukrainian poet Taras Schevchenko in Palermo Park.
Palermo Chico is a very nice and classy neightbourhood. It's worth making a visit arround it.
Palermo Chico es un lindo y elegante barrio. Vale la pena darse una vuelta por ahi.
Favorite thing: Take a run, or get your skates on in the park. There are tracks marked out... it is very busy at the weekends...