Palermo has a lot of embassies and ambassador residences. Palermo also has trendy shops and cafes in the Soho and Hollywood districts. Unusually for a central area, it actually has single family homes and artists' lofts.
Subte stops (Green line):
Take any bus to Plaza Italia and you'll be in the heart of Palermo.
Palermo Viejo - Old part of Palermo. Most of Palermo is filled with high apartment buildings, Palermo Viejo is the only part of the district which has low houses and a more "tranquilo" feel to it. It has also become extremely trendy with many bars, restaurants and designer boutiques.
Palermo Viejo is a large area that can be further subdivided into Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. Palermo Hollywood is home to the trendiest restaurants in Buenos Aires.
Bosques de Palermo - Palermo is famous for its parks. Go take a nice stroll!
Palermo chico - Expensive (very elite) area of Palermo where many diplomats and VIPs live. Near important places such as the American Embassy.
Libertador - Huge avenida with expensive and snooty cafes.
Avenida Santa Fe/Alto Palermo - Shopping
Jardin Botanico - Great place to go for a taste of Buenos Aires. The quintessential "cat" garden is also filled with many flowers and a 19th century glass house.
Palermo Las Canitas - The most exclusive and beautiful side of Palermo, and even inside of this sub-neighborhood, there is "La Imprenta" a couple of city blocks, with axe in migueletes and maure streets. Las Canitas remarks: It's an area with lots of nice restaurants, parrillas (argentinean beef), sushi, specialized/ ethnical restaurants (thai, mexican, greek, lyrical, custom, international, chinese, italian, french, german, etc). Modern buildings, nice cars on the streets, upscale people, in general it's quiet especially during daylights closer main avenues are libertador ave and Luis Maria Campos. El solar de la abadia shopping mall has also cinema, food court and cloth as any shopping mall. Outdoors close to Las Canitas: Golf course, polo fields, race , palermo lakes, bosques de palermo (crossing libertador ave).
Behold the Floralis Generica, a Giant Mechanic Sculpture of a Mettalic Flower which closes when the ligths of the day diappears.
Go to the zoo! kagura
Books in Spanish from the book fairs in Palermo.
Arts and crafts, mate cups, jewelry and lots of leather goods (somewhat cheap)at many other fairs on Saturdays and Sundays throughout Palermo.
Palermo is crawling with restaurants, cafés, and parrillas. Almost every intersection has a restaurant on at least one corner, and often three or four. Most cafés have outdoor seating and serve staples such as thinly cut steak sandwiches (lomitos), ham croissants (media luna) and malbec wine.
prȧna, El Salvador 5101 (in Palermo Soho at Uriarte), ☎ 4773-2538, . Vegetarian café and eatery attached to a yoga studio. If that makes you think "bland and preachy", think again. The sandwiches and salads are flavourful and fresh, the clientele is young and hip, and there's no sitar music on the PA. Grilled veggie burger and completa salad are very good.$10-25.
Cluny. A nice restaurant with French-Argentinian fusion cuisine.
La Cabrera, (corner of Thames and Cabrera). Excellent Argentine steak house, great service, serves tapas style veggie platters along with your steak.
La Dorita, 1905 Costa Rica (at Honduras), . There are two sections of this restaurant, one on both sides of the street. An outstanding Parilla, excellent selection of beef and sausages. Wine is outstanding and cheap (20-70 pesos), and the service is great too. If you can stomach it after so much quality beef, the crepe desserts are outstanding. Worth every peso, not that you'll need to spend many for what you receive!
Stop at any cafe for a espresso, cafe con leche (milk) or cortado.
The Palermo Soho/Viejo area is home to some of the trendiest small boutique hotels in Buenos Aires. These hotels offer the ammentities of their larger international chain counterparts, plus a more personal style of service ofen at a fraction of the cost. The Bush twins stayed in the Home Hotel on their recent visit to Buenos Aires.
La Casa Fitz Roy Hostel: Long Term Traveller's, Volunteers, ONG, Artists favorite. Right in the trendy part of the city, Palermo Hollywood,(restaurants+disco+ safest part of the city).This hostel is very clean, open areas, has internet facilities(Free),WiFi (Free), breakfast(included),Linen(included), housekeeping 7 days a week, Best matress( no more back pain!!), and shared kitchen ;locker & Transfers & spanish lessons(extra), Tours and flights can be booked(No charge)Rates:dorm: 23/26 pesos(8.00 USD) members/nonmembers, Doubles(14 USD),Single(23USD) Fitz Roy 2461 ; tel: +54 (11) 4777-3454.Station Palermo, Metro Line D(1.5 blocks) La Casa Fitz Roy