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Welcome to Palermo!
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Approximate boundaries: Avenida Colonel Diaz - Avenida De los Incas & Avenida Del Libertador - Avenida Córdoba
Palermo is the hub of nightlife, fashion, and up-and-coming 30-somethings. Here is where you'll find some of the trendiest, chicest, and most refined restaurants and bars, along with the prices to match.
Palermo is an intense blend of old-time Buenos Aires with the modern fashion scene and all that comes along with it. Thick, brick-walled buildings, and cobblestone streets mix sporadically among fresh pavement and the occasional tumble-down building next to a hot club entrance will let one know this neighborhood is ever-changing to meet the demanding desires of young and fresh porteños.
Hands down one of the biggest neighborhoods, Palermo is split into three sections: Palermo Viejo, the petit Palermo Soho, and, finally, Palermo Hollywood. These neighborhoods are known more by association than strict boundaries. However there is certainly a distinct feel to each zone.
The most distinct boundary between Palermo Hollywood and the rest is the railroad tracks and the wide boulevard of Avenida Juan B. Justo. To the north, bordering the neighborhood of Colegiales, Palermo Hollywood houses the most artistic, film-centered groups of Palermo and houses the international cuisine and trendy bars to go along with it. When visitors are looking for creative restaurants, hip clubs, and fresh art of all varieties, this is the neighborhood to be in.
The extensive southern section of Palermo, bordering Recoleta is Palermo Viejo, encompassing Palermo Soho. Palermo Viejo is known for its barrio feel and old-Italy character. This is a rough neighborhood for wearing high heels as cobble stoned streets and side walks are less than smooth, adding more to the character of this fast-growing neighborhood.
Palermo Soho is fashion central, where the latest designers display their goods. One will find the most unique fashions here. This is not a place to find generic mass produced clothing. Many stores carry only hand-made and designed work. Of course, prices match such fine handiwork. Those who lack the financing and guts to open a storefront are lined in the streets around Plaza Serano and Plaza Costa Rica. Within Plaza Serano, one will find less pricey yet trendy and fun fashions. The latest styles are on display Wednesday-Sunday.
Palermo's parks, including the outstanding Rose Garden and petite Botanical Gardens, are a popular destination for exercise and weekend strolls. Located off of Avenida Libertador, the parks are easily accessible by bus or taxi.
No matter how much time one spends in Buenos Aires, ending up in Palermo seems to be inevitable. Be it for a great meal, shopping, or art, the homey yet trendy neighborhood of Palermo offers something for everyone.