In the post I travel to Buenos Aires, where should I stay? We said that Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo, are the neighborhoods chosen by tourists to stay. What you need to know now is what to do in those neighborhoods. In this post, we will tell you what to do in Palermo.
Maybe it’s the neighborhood with the most nightlife of the three. There are dozens of bars and restaurants where you can sit for breakfast, lunch, snack and/or dinner, a variety of flavors and prices.
We made a Top 10 places that you can visit in a day. So wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Start the day with breakfast at the restaurant of Pablo Massey, a well-known Argentine chef. His restaurant “Casa Cavia” – http://www.casacavia.com – takes place in an impressive architectural house, with green spaces, design furniture, botany and culinary art. With a coffee and some scrambled eggs, you’re ready for the next step.
- The first contact with nature is here. The Japanese Garden – http://www.jardinjapones.org.ar – is a green space in the city, which invites its walkers to explore the delicate and well-cared works of Japanese floral art. Bridges, lagoons, flowers, and chandeliers, will make you think you are in Japan. The park opens at 10 am, with one hour of travel you are ready to go to the next stop.
- By the time you get to this place, it’s probably 12am. That means you will be hungry shortly. Calm down, it’s close to lunch. The Carlos Thays Botanical Garden hosts more than 1,500 plant species that are scattered everywhere. Its quiet trails will invite you to rest a moment to appreciate the harmony of silence. Since 1996, it is a national historical monument.
- Finally, it’s time to eat. Williamsburg Burger – http://williamsburgba.com – was chosen in 2017, as the best burger shop in Buenos Aires (Here are the results They chose the best hamburger in Buenos Aires). Stop an hour to recharge and continue touring Palermo. Order what you order, you will love it.
- Plaza Serrano is a place where you will surely have a good time. Full of bars that coexist with walls artistically decorated with graffiti, they will invite you to take out the camera and portray the landscape. It is at the same time, an area full of shops and fashion stores. On weekends at night, Plaza Serrano is lit and filled with people wandering the streets looking for where to drink or eat something. If you go on a weekend, it is very possible that you see the well-known craft stalls scattered around the square.
- The mosque of the King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center was built in 2000 and is the largest Islamic temple in Latin America. If the sun helps you, you can have a very nice picture of its huge domes. There are only guided tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 12am. It is not allowed to enter with pronounced necklines or with pants or skirts that exceed the knees. For more information visit the official site http://www.ccislamicoreyfahd.org.ar/guiadas.html.
- Right next to the mosque, there is the “Campo Argentino de Polo“. There they play the famous Polo Open. And in front of this Polo field, there is the Racetracks of Palermo. It is a very interesting visit since within the facility, there are a casino and a racetrack for horses. At the end of the afternoon, the horse trainers take these masterful animals for a walk along the track. If you are lucky, you will see some.
- There is very little left to conclude the walkthrough Palermo. You have already reached the “Bosques de Palermo“. This great green space of the city is very frequented by the porteños who go out to do exercises. You will find many training groups for running, CrossFit, football, rope, roller hockey, rugby or even roller skating. And if you get to be in the woods in the afternoon, Andrea a local in Localife can accompany you on a small ride in rollers while you tell what is like to live in Buenos Aires. To request Andrea’s tour, you can enter here: Relaxed Roller Skating in Palermo Woods.
- If you have decided to meet Andrea, do not forget to ask her to go to the Rose Gardens. During the spring it is illuminated in different tonalities. Its 93 species of roses of different colors, decorate the perfect scenography for a souvenir photo. To access this special part of the forest, keep in mind its schedules: Summer (September 22 to April 21): from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., entry until 7 p.m. Closed Monday. Winter (April 22 to September 21): from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., entry until 5 p.m. Closed Monday.
- Surely either its dark already or the sun is hiding. The last point you should visit is the Galil Planetarium Galileo Galilei. This beautiful structure in the middle of the woods of Palermo and surrounded by the lake is a typical advertising photo. You can not miss having one yourself. Momentarily the facilities are closed for maintenance. To know when it opens again, you can enter the official site here: Planetarium. During the summer, many bands usually perform free for the public.
- Now, yes! You already knew all the attractions of Palermo. Surely it’s night and you’re hungry. If you want to continue discovering Buenos Aires as a place, we invite you to get to know these gastronomic experience made by an authentic passionate about cooking, entering here: I want to eat.
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