The City of Buenos Aires houses in its geography a neighborhood that becomes almost like a country. Palermo is a universe in itself; hence, of course, multiplication names baptize and define different areas in continuous growth. Here, the coordinates for you to choose your favorite.
The thousand and one Palermos
It is the circuit surrounded by Avenues Juan B. Justo, Santa Fe, Cordoba and Dorrego. Known in its recent past as “Palermo Viejo”, it was the first area of the neighborhood that turned into "Palermo", i.e., that became a cool place and mark of the latest trends. It is known as Hollywood because the first to move were television channels and audiovisual producers that attracted people by celebrities who frequented the zone. So, slowly, artists, designers, architects and chefs vanguard encouraged to expand their ideas about old buildings recycled and turned into postcards current contemporary Buenos Aires.
Old style houses "sausage" (tenement type), silos and slopes metamorphosed into lofts, offices, studios, independent design shops, boutique hotels, art galleries and, above all, bars and restaurants with innovative gastronomic for the millennium that just began, back in 1999. Today, with this concept of cool, live the classical and those who knew unstuck with a different concept. This area is known for its gastronomic circuit: “Oui Oui”, a classic for tea and indulge in flour; “Olsen”, with aesthetics and Scandinavian-style menu; “Único”, one of the emblems places to take a cocktail; “Grappa”, a sophisticated homemade place where you always eat well; and the blocks simile Little Italy, on the street Gorriti, with two proposals for excellent Italian food: “Il Ballo del Mattone”, which combines art, humor and pastas, and “Piola”, a neat pizzeria excellent service and better ambiance. Other places to visit: the book store “Eternal Cadencia”, the art space of Milo Lockett, the bazaar “Enseres”, “Kentucky” pizzeria, the hairdresser “Mala” and the passage “Voltaire”.
To the south, on the other side of Juan B. Justo, Palermo continues and deepens its cool side. Soho domains range between Avenues Juan B. Justo, Scalabrini Ortiz, Santa Fe and Cordoba. Inspired by the legendary beauty of the famous eponymous New York area, this sector was infected simultaneously of cool phenomenon of its neighbor Hollywood. The difference is that, in this case, the transformation process not only moved about gastronomy and art, but was extended to the decor, fashion and design. The tour includes independent design stores mixed with local brand shopping. Color tables on the sidewalks, garlands of lights, beds, full findings stores and spare author, wooden benches in the corners and cobbled streets, Palermo Soho is one of the most beautiful and complete tours of the city, where, in addition , new trends breathe.
Places to visit: Gallerie Paul French, a French-style bazaar with cafe and nursery; Ninina Bakery, a modern version of the great cafes of old; Wood Market, a beautiful Scandinavian-style furniture; Pesqueira, a clothing brand independent design with international projection; Mishka, the best shoe store in the country; Carla Di Sí, an incredible eyeglasses craft shop; Tintha, a stationery like out of a fairy; Amores Trash Couture design clothing different with location on the passage Santa Rosa; Pehache cafe with inner patio and items proposal for the home; and Vevú, a dress boutique to dream; among hundreds of proposals offered by the district. Do not forget to walk these streets to store beautiful pictures in your memories and your cell phone: El Salvador between Scalabrini and Borges, and Armenia between Cordoba and Costa Rica.
Limited by Las Heras, Republic de la India, Libertador and Salguero. This part of Palermo is so named because it houses, on the one hand, the Botanical Garden, a green space conservation of flora designed with interior roads and sculptures to discover, and on the other, the Zoo.
In recent years the area was filled with designer shops, bars and art galleries that threaten to overshadow its neighbor: Soho. Along with its elegant buildings, palaces and residences to admire Palermo Botánico has its epicenter in the Boulevard Cerviño and streets that escort it. Cosmopolitan spirit, new generations of designers, artists and culinary entrepreneurs chose to settle here as an alternative to the massiveness of Soho. Among the captive are the Birkin Bar, a small restaurant with cinematic inspiration; Coco, a bakery with French air; Evita Museum; Panorama, a clothing shop that brings together forty proposals emerging local designers; Agustina Dubié an Argentine designer recognized abroad; and Art Gallery Miau Miau and its commitment to contemporary art. The tree-lined sidewalks and the still district air that preserves make this area a must.
This is the most exclusive area of Palermo and the nearest to the river banks, where the sound of landings and takeoffs from the airport are heard. Here you can walk quietly and aimlessly through a map full of curves and squares.
Located on the perimeter between Libertador Avenue, Las Heras, Salguero and Ortiz de Ocampo, is also known as Barrio Parque, and was designed in the early twentieth century by Carlos Thays, landscaper author of most local green spaces. Worth wander through its irregular streets and admire the beauty of the houses, palaces and residences protected by the lush vegetation of native species like Chorisia, Cockspur coral trees, Jacarandas and Tipas. The Malba and the National Museum of Decorative Arts are two of the must that area proposed along with a tour of the Alcorta Mall to add some shopping.
There is no doubt that Palermo is a world apart, along with the architecture, the windows and the gastronomy, the neighborhood that could qualify as the world's largest also has around 400 blocks dedicated to nature. Yes, it is true, Palermo has everything. “Los Bosques”, as the locals call them, were designed by the French landscaper Carlos Thays who arrived in Argentina in the late 19th century and created the most beautiful green spaces in the country. Among them, of course, the gardens of the city stand out with its “Rosedal” (Rose Garden), its artificial lakes, a museum, a bucolic bridge and an enigmatic Planetarium.
To be precise, the area called Tres de Febrero Park: there live thousands of copies of ancient trees, hundreds of bird species, more than twelve thousand types of roses that share their company in the “Rosedal” and a few ducks and fish that monopolize the famous lakes. You can visit the Sivori Museum, which offers a rich heritage of Argentine art, let mesmerized by the enigmatic architecture Planetarium or surrender to the scent of roses from the privileged view of the Patio Andaluz, a circle with a gazebo covered by plants and flowers.
To be continued...