Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo

Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo

Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Neighborhood: Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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Rich G
Acton, MA2,572 contributions
Feb 2020
The Hippodrome Race Track and Casino is a beautiful building located on Libertador street in Buenos Aires.

At first glance, this very fancy building looks like it was once something very special. After you enter the place (and check your backpacks because they aren't allowed), you'll learn the entire building is a casino, but only a casino of Slot Machines.

Even if you've been to Las Vegas, the sheer number of slot machines in this building will leave you speechless. There are literally thousands, taking up 3 floors and a quarter mile worth of casino floor, and every square inch is filled with Slot Machines, the digital kind. Some of the floor is smoking, another is not. In all, a VERY depressing place. There is simply no need for all these slot machines, and no need for people to be gambling solely on slot machines. It's kind of ridiculous.

Being from the states, we did play any random slot. Inserted 100AP into a machine (about 70 cents USD) and played for about 10 minutes. Yes, it's that cheap if you want it to be. But not very fun - because the digital games are impassible to understand truth be told! There are slots in front of you, behind you, upstairs, and downstairs - you'll need air and a map to get out of this place. Skip it though.

We then went outside to see the horse racing (which started at 3pm on this particular Monday. We watched a couple races, and bet on one (but didn't win). This was a new experience, so we enjoyed it more than the casino.

Bottom line, I recommend coming here if you've never seen horse racing, but skip the casino. Across the street are polo grounds, but those are less frequent than what we saw in the Hippodrome horse races.
Written February 18, 2020
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina296 contributions
Jan 2020
this is located in Palermo. Very beautiful building from the outside. Have not been inside of the casino though, but walking around the Racetrack yes. Recommended.
Written February 12, 2020
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Muchas gracias por la recomendación.
Written March 2, 2020
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Chris D
13 contributions
Dec 2019
I didn't get to see and races, but you get to wander around the track and check out the facilities. Inside was full of slots it that is your thing. Across the street is the stadium for polo matches.
Written January 5, 2020
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Jay S
Pittsburgh, PA18 contributions
Dec 2019
We did a walking tour and stopped by here Fascinating to see the size of the hippodrome and the beautiful buildings along the road before we came to the hippodrome
Written December 27, 2019
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AlpahrettaTraveller
Alpharetta, GA179 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a very nice horse race track with a casino in the building. If you're a horse racing fan, this is a must visit place, especially if there is horse racing. The air conditioned restaurant serves good food and soft drinks (they don't serve alcohol here) and you can bet there. After dusk there is a real party atmosphere near the paddock area (you can get beer here). The building structures are amazing and the racing is great.
We went to the casino next day (there was no racing that day) and had fun. It is all electronic, but they do have electronic roulette and black jack.
If am in Buenos Airs I will definitely come back here.
Written December 20, 2019
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J. Debono
London, United Kingdom70 contributions
Nov 2019
Great evening out at the wonderful Hipodromo. Check dates for race nights. Entry is free just pay for your bets. The locals helped us out with tips and form. The staff were incredibly patient and friendly when placing bets. If you win it seems big on account of the local currency. No alcohol is served in the main building. A casino (open 7 days a week) is also located in the same building. Even if you do not wish to gamble it is worth having a look at the place in action. Very few tourists.
Written December 11, 2019
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Gustavo M
Buenos Aires, Argentina165 contributions
Oct 2019
This is part of the historic building of the Palermo Hippodrome, there are horse races twice a week, but the casino and slots are open 24hs seven days a week.
Written November 4, 2019
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Thanks for the great review.
Written November 11, 2019
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stevewhiting
Esher36 contributions
Aug 2019
If you enjoy racing then this is a fun afternoon. Also very inexpensive versus UK racecourses as entry is free. We upgraded to Owners and Trainers at the exorbitant cost of 50p each - so worth it to be in the main and glorious looking building.
We had the fortune to be offered a seat at a table by the trainer Daniel Adami and we had a most enjoyable afternoon/early evening.
No alcohol on sale but we were out for dinner in the evening so no issues. Food was good.
Written September 15, 2019
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Gracias!
Written October 7, 2019
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Julija M
Vilnius, Lithuania61 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I’ve been on the couple of races. Everything is really perfect. You can see the horses very closely: before the races, on showing place, on the way to racetrack, even the racetrack itself is really close to the public. You can visit it free of charge or pay small amount for better place, but you have to be dressed accordingly.
I like it very much and will visit it in the future definitely.
Written April 13, 2019
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Muchas gracias por compartir su opinión!
Written April 29, 2019
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Jan d
Buenos Aires, Argentina90 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
What fun is this.
And the architectural building is spectacular.
Inspect the horses in their paddock before the race, have lunch in the clubhouse while placing your bets in air conditioned comfort.
Written March 3, 2019
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Muchas gracias por sus cometarios!
Written March 29, 2019
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