Palermo Chico

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Very good

Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina296 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Palermo in general is the biggest barrio of the city. It’s divided into smaller ones to identify them. Nice for 1 hour.
Written February 11, 2020
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Santiago, Chile844 contributions
Lots of bars and restaurants, ideal for a walk
Jan 2020
Palermo is a barrio with lots of bars, restaurants, shops, and parks that make it ideal for a walk and for a pause for lunch or dinner. Overall safe, being more careful at dark, especially after 10pm.
Written January 5, 2020
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Santiago, Chile5,170 contributions
Beautiful Barrio
Jul 2018 • Solo
Beautiful neighborhood. Safe to walk around. Stunning european looking architecture. Highly recommended to come here. There are a lot of restaurants and points of interest near by. Ideally located.
Written August 13, 2018
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London, UK25,845 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
This is an another neighbourhood here which is beautiful. This is a very good place to go for a walk In the evenings.Beautiful buildings.
Written May 18, 2018
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Nairobi, Kenya3,892 contributions
Great architecture in lovely neighborhood
Dec 2014 • Solo
Palermo Chico is the second most sophisticated neighborhood in Buenos Aires. It can boast of some truly fabulous buildings,and makes a great walking destination. It is truly delightful to visit.
Written May 3, 2015
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JA Experiences N
Buenos Aires, Argentina464 contributions
Best Neighborhood in BA
Jan 2015 • Friends
Best attractions and safest neighborhood in BA. Close to many parks, malls, gyms, museums, and markets. there are many great monuments and entertainment features in the Chico neighborhood. Of course, it is populated with many tourist so expect the prices in this area to be much higher than other locations in the city, but the sites and options are worth it.
Written February 24, 2015
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California2,604 contributions
Leafy, chic, blah blah blah
Feb 2014
This is one of the several lovely, green, hip suburbs outside the center. Good shopping. Fine dining. Good strolling.
Written October 15, 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina213 contributions
A walk through Prestigious Recoleta and Palermo Chico one fine autumn day
Feb 2014 • Family
A walk through prestigious Recoleta and Palermo Chico in Buenos Aires one fine Autumn Day

It is a sunny and crystal clear autumn day in Buenos Aires. My wife and I decide to go for a leisurely walk in Recoleta and Palermo Chico, along Avenida Del Libertador and Avenida Alcorta.
Starting where we live in Recoleta we first strolled south on Avenida Alvear and made a right on Montevideo and just past Ave Quintana we enter “The Tea Connection”, famous for its delicate breakfasts, excellent teas and serene environment.
After breakfast we walked back on Montevideo past Avenida Alvear till Posadas. A right on Posadas takes you to “PatioBullrich”, one of the most elegant malls in BA. The building is strictly speaking in the Barrio of Retiro. It was originally built in 1867 to house all types of collectibles including live stock and pure bred horses. It was converted to a mall in 1988 and renovated to its current modern look in 1995. You can find designer shops, including Max Mara, Diesel, Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo and many others. On the second level, is the fascinating delicatessen “Valenti”. My wife and I always end up going in there and inevitably buying something; today we bought one of our favourite cheeses, “Reggianito” and a bottle of Malbec from Mendoza. The Gourmet Patio of the Mall is also worth checking.
We leave the “PatioBullrich” and walk back on Posadas past Ayacucho to the “Palais de Glace” museum. This museum, which used to be a skating rink, offers some of the most special exhibitions in Buenos Aires. At the time [April 2014] there was a fascinating special exhibition entitled “Josifina Oliver / The colours of silence – photos, collages and diaries”. As Oscar Smoje, the director of the museum wrote, “When exposed publicly, this kind of private literature can offer unexpected pleasures”. And indeed this exhibition did that. I came back to see it a few more times.
When we left the Palais museum, it was time for another café con leche, so we stopped at our favourite place in Recoleta, “La Biela”. We sat in the patio enjoying the nice day [La Biela charges more for items ordered in the Patio; the trip from the Kitchen is longer, one waiter explained to me].
Next we walked through the Plaza Alvear to Avenida Del Libertador. We stopped briefly at the museum of fine arts. We never get tired of visiting their permanent exhibits. In particular, I enjoy “Sin Pan y sin Trabajo, by Ernesto de la Cárcova” and “Musicos Ambulantes by Giacomo Favretto” among many others. And before you leave, here is something you may not have heard yet. The museum building was originally the water works house and together with the “Agua Corrientes” station [which I will report on in another review], was providing Buenos Aires with clean water.
Continuing on Avenida Del Libertador towards Palermo Chico, we make a right on Tagle Street past Plaza Uruguay to Avenida Alcorta. This very elegant avenue [especially from Tagle to Avenida Salguero] has some very attractive apartment buildings and countless beautiful villas belonging to many embassies. The relaxing walk leads to the museum of Latino American art [Museo de arte Latinoamericano, MALBA] which is worth visiting if you have not already seen it. Some of the special exhibits can be quite bold, but I like them as well as the permanent exhibit. There is a small green-house on the third level which is ignored by most visitors but is nice to walk through.
It is now time we have lunch. You have two choices; either you go to the “Shopping Paseo Alcorta” mall on Salguero, which is quite nice. You can lunch at the circular restaurant on the second level or the food court on the third. The second choice is to come with me to Café Tabak on Avenida Del Libertador.
If you choose to come, we will just stop for a minute at my favourite Bakery “Le Pan Quotidien” on Salguero [first block after you cross Avenida Alcorta at Salguero] to buy some of the best Brioches in town for the wine and cheese we bought earlier. The bakery also offers very good afternoon tea at their communal tables. Having secured the Brioches for the evening, we walk on Salguero and cross Avenida Del Libertador and walk to the left towards Recoleta. A couple of blocks down Avenida Del Libertador [I should mention that the blocks on Libertador and Alcorta are relatively long] we come to Café Tabak at the corner of Avenida Cnel. Días. Café Tabak is one of our favourite places in Palermo Chico. The food is excellent [try the Lomito Al Plato], the coffee is very good, the décor is nice and the service is great.
It is now mid afternoon, we ate, rested and are ready to walk back home, but on the way we should stop by the museum of decorative art [Museo de Arte Decorativo], which used to be the residence of the Chilean ambassador to Argentina. He donated it to Buenos Aires. This museum is one of the few in Buenos Aires where you pay an entrance fee, but it is worth it. Walking through the rooms of the villa is really a pleasure. In the basement [stairs are next to the admin desk] the museum offers from time to time special exhibits. The previous month they exhibited a beautiful collection of Crystal art work from around the world.
We continue walking home and pass by the auto museum [located in the automobile club building]. It is an interesting museum with a lot of memorabilia and fine classic cars; this time we decide to skip it as it is getting late.
A few blocks [between Agüero and Austria] we pass by the monument of Eva Perón [monumento a Eva Perón], yes another one. The monument is in front of the national library; I find its architecture substandard compared to all the grand buildings of the area.
Soon we come to Plaza Francia and walk through the Buenos Aires design towards Ayacucho and back home. We are tired but are looking forward to some cheese and wine with Brioche.
I hope you enjoy the walk as much as we did.
Written September 4, 2014
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Lviv, Ukraine108 contributions
best place in BA for cafe!
Aug 2012 • Couples
Scenic views, glamorous environment, tranquility and valuable neibourhood in BA. With no hesitation, best place to jump from bar to bar getting coffees or beverages / snacks and walk around.
Written August 22, 2012
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Stephanie V
Sucre, Bolivia73 contributions
Very friendly place
Aug 2012 • Friends
Cute litte streets and markets, we really enjoyed walking around here. We walked all the way from the city centre (av. de mayo) That's quite far, but a nice walk. You'll really see the change of neighbourhoods. Palermo has a little bohemian atmosphere, chilled out!
Written August 10, 2012
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