Palermo Neighborhood - History:
Another version of the story centers around an immigrant named Juan Domingo Palermo. The farmer drained the flood prone area to plant orchards and vineyards, renovating the area into what was known as "campos de Palermo" or the "Palermo Fields." President Juan Manuel de Rosas bought up the lands and built a mansion on the spot, which would be confiscated after his overthrow in 1852.
No major transformations occurred with the land until the 1890's, when Charles Thays, a french landscape architect, began laying out plans for what are now the beautiful green spaces of Palermo.
Palermo Neighborhood Subdivisions:
- Museo de Arte Decorativo
- Museo de Arte Latinamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)
- Plaza Chile
- Museo de Arte Popular Jose Hernandex Parque
- Museo Evita
- Alto Palermo Mall
- Parque Las Heras
- Palermo Soho takes its name from the swanky areas of New York and London, where design and style reign. In the confines of streets Scalabrini Ortiz and Juan B. Justo, this section of Palermo has blossomed with designer boutiques, selling all things artistic and bohemian from jewelry to couches.
- Palermo Hollywood is the place to go if you're looking for a long night of dancing and mingling. Many bars, restaurants, and clubs are clustered around streets Honduras and Fitzroy. The 'Hollywood' moniker comes from the many radio, film, and television studios that were stet up in the area at the beginning of the 2000's.
- Plaza Palermo Viejo
- Plaza Serrano (also called Plaza Cortazar)
- Many bars, cafes, and nightclubs
Bosques de Palermo:
- Parque de 3 de Febrero
- Museo de Artes Plasticas Eduardo Sivori
- Jardin Japones
- Planetario Galileo Galilei
- Jardin Zoologico
Northern Palermo (Las Canitas):
- Upscale bars and restaurants
- Museo Nacional del Hombre
- Campo Argentino de Polo
- Hipodromo Argentino
- Centro Cultural Islamico Rey Fahd