What to do in Palermo, a complete guide to all the places that this huge neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires has.
Palermo is known as the giant neighborhood of Buenos Aires, so it tends to be divided into several areas in an informal way. For this same reason, you can hear it as “Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Palermo Chico”, etc. And yes, all those subzones exist for the locals, given the large size that this neighborhood has.
In this area, a very marked clash between culture, nature and nightlife is generated. That is why it has so many varied activities to do and offer. With all these reasons, we decided to dedicate an entire article to be able to bring you the most popular ones and, in turn, those that allow you to escape from the touristy known.
Keep in mind that it is such a large neighborhood, and it has such a variety of places to visit, that we recommend dedicating a whole day to enjoy it. In turn, it has a variety of activities both during the day and at night.
Now, let’s get into our list of activities so that you know what to do in Palermo…
Considered a neighborhood that functions as a kind of green lung of the city, there is a large concentration of parks that you will commonly hear called the “Bosques de Palermo”.
Among them are the 3 de Febrero Park, the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Ecopark and the Botanical Garden, among others.
If you are a lover of nature and outdoor activities, you will not find a better place to go to visit. All these parks are free entry, with the exception of the Japanese Garden. You will be able to visit them all in one day if you keep up the pace, since they are all close by.
The ways to visit them can be by bicycle or walking. Here we leave you the page of the city government so you can find out how to get a free bike for a couple of hours a day.
Palermo has several important museums, one of them being the MALBA Museum.
Here you will be able to delve into a huge collection of Latin American Modern Art. It is located a few meters from the parks that we mentioned before and is easily included in your walk due to its proximity. It is free entry, but we leave you its website so that you can view the issue of protocols for the COVID-19 situation.
Near MALBA, there is the famous Galileo Galilei Planetarium. A building that will catch your attention, as it appears to be a UFO that has stalled on the ground given its structure. In turn, you will be able to find several samples about the universe, the stars and some shows in its cinema space. Here we leave you its site, in case you want to see the samples and options it offers.
If you are more interested in politics than art or the universe, you will also find the Evita Museum in this neighborhood. Here we leave your website for more information.
And, if what you like is photography above all else, you cannot miss visiting the FOLA Museum. Here we provide you with their website so you can get an appointment.
To learn more about the best museums in Buenos Aires, we leave you here this other note!
In what you will hear called Palermo Soho, there is a whole “trendy”, popular and young scene in the city.
For this reason, in the passages of what used to be Palermo Viejo, today you will find huge graffiti and murals, which bring color and life to the area.
If you are interested in taking photos and enjoying this precious street art, we recommend that you visit Pasajes Santa Rosa, Pasaje Soria and Pasaje Russel.
Likewise, pay attention in all the streets, you will find some for sure!
If the idea is to have a little more night action, we recommend that you remember the areas of Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood.
They are the best option for good gastronomic experiences and for the best nightlife in the city of Buenos Aires.
You will find all kinds of cooking styles and for all tastes, a variety of dishes and places to sit down to eat. From Peruvian and Asian food, grills, the most exquisite restaurants and Fusion Cuisine. Whatever you are looking for, it is surely here!
In addition to the dinner format, you will find many options for Craft Breweries and very nice little bars. Many of them have beautiful terraces or backyard to continue enjoying the outdoors at night too!
One of the main focuses of bars and breweries is Plaza Serrano or Plaza Armenia. From there, you will start to see one next to the other and you will be able to vary if you do not like one.
If the idea is to do a little shopping, Palermo has many stores of different areas. But, there is a place called Arcos District (Distrito Arcos), which is like a kind of outdoor outlet, located in the old brick railway buildings on Godoy Cruz and Paraguay streets.
In addition to being a shopping place, it has several bars and places to sit down to eat something, have a snack or make a strategic rest stop after so much walking.
At the same time, on weekends you will also find in Plaza Serrano, the artisan fair. And, in front of the square, many of the bars that you see at night, are transformed into clothing and accessories stores!
Without a doubt, it is a huge neighborhood that is worth knowing …