Palermo Buenos Aires: Attractions, Restaurants, Hotels and Map

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Palermo Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Palermo is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires that offers many attractions, green spaces, restaurants, cafes, shops, and lively nightlife.

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Top Attractions and Things to Do in Palermo

1. MALBA

MALBA Buenos Aires©MALBA

The Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA) is a world-class museum featuring numerous works by modern artists across Latin America.

Right at the museum entrance, you will find a restaurant/coffee shop (Ninina Malba). The restaurant serves delicious options such as croissants, scones, cookies, pancakes, hamburgers, salads, soups, and hot dishes.

On the ground floor, there is a shop where you can buy books, posters, notebooks, postcards, t-shirts, and accessories.

Going up the escalator, you will find several artworks. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibitions.

There are guided tours of the permanent collection on Wednesdays and Sundays at 4 PM. For the temporary collection, guided tours take place on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5 PM.

Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, C1425 CLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Site: malba.org.ar

Opening hours: Thursday to Monday from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.

Price: 1,100 pesos and 550 pesos on Wednesdays

2. Museo Arte Decorativo

Museo Arte Decorativo©Museo Arte Decorativo

The Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo is an art museum located in a palace on the border with the Recoleta neighborhood.

The museum is dedicated to designing and decorative arts and has a collection of more than 6,000 objects, including sculptures, paintings, carpets, and ceramics, mainly European and Oriental from the 15th to the 20th centuries.

The palace was restored as a house museum, and the building, in addition to housing art and furniture from different eras, shows what the lifestyle of a patrician family was like at the beginning of the 20th century.

For 18 years the Errázuriz Alvear family lived there, and the palace has been the scene of several receptions, concerts, and dances.

The building also has an imposing French-style garden that serves as an extension of the reception halls. The central axis is the Swan Fountain, surrounded by flower beds that evoke designs from the Palace of Versailles.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum has temporary exhibitions. For those who prefer, there are also guided tours available, all details and schedules are available on the official website.

In the entrance courtyard of the museum, you will find one of the units of the Croque Madame restaurant. The restaurant has tables outside and is worth a visit for a coffee, drink, snacks, lunch, or dinner.

Av. del Libertador 1902, C1425 CABA, Argentina

Site: museoartedecorativo.cultura.gob.ar

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

Price: Free Admission (no need to book in advance)

3. Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden Buenos AiresPhoto Credit: Diogo Hungria

The Japanese Garden is one of the largest Japanese gardens of its kind in the world outside of Japan.

The garden was inaugurated in 1967 and donated by the Japanese Embassy to the city of Buenos Aires. The location is a green oasis in the middle of the city. It is certainly an unmissable tour.

The garden has a lake, bridges, and a variety of plants such as bonsai, azaleas, kokedama, orchids, and others. The garden is so photogenic that it will yield beautiful photos.

There is also a Japanese restaurant on site. The menu offers several options for Japanese cuisine, and also some snack options.

The garden has a gift shop, Casa de Artesanos Aomori Ken, located near the main entrance. It also has a reading room, where you can consult an extensive biography on the history of Japan, the material is available in English and Spanish.

If you want to discover more about the history of the garden as well as Japanese culture, guided tours are available every Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday starting at 11:00 am and departing from the Hokkaido main entrance.

Several other activities take place on-site, such as a demonstration of the tea ceremony, and many others that can be consulted on the official website of the Japanese Garden.

Av. Casares 2966, C1425 CABA, Argentina

Site: jardinjapones.org.ar

Opening hours: Every day from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price: 690 pesos

4. Parks and Green Areas

Palermo Buenos AiresPhoto Credit: Jeffrey Eisen

Palermo is home to several green areas and parks. During your visit, be sure to include the famous Bosques de Palermo, El Rosedal Park, and the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden in your itinerary.

The Areas of Palermo Neighborhood

  • Palermo Soho – the area around Plaza Serrano and Plaza Armenia.
  • Palermo Hollywood – on the other side of Juan de Justo, where the main TV channels, production companies, and famous bars are located.
  • Palermo Viejo – located between Avenidas Córdoba and Santa Fé, reaching Scalabrini Ortiz.
  • Palermo Chico – on the border with Recoleta, very wooded and delimited by del Libertador.

Where to eat in Palermo

Palermo is home to some of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires, including some classics that cannot be missing from your itinerary.

  • La Palomina PalermoSoler 6093, C1425 CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Don JulioGuatemala 4699, C1425 CABA, Argentina. Site: www.parrilladonjulio.com. Price: $$$.
  • La CabreraJosé A. Cabrera 5127, C1414BGQ CABA, Argentina. Site: lacabrera.com.ar. Price: $$$.
  • El Preferido de PalermoJorge Luis Borges 2108, C1425 FFD, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Quotidiano Bar de Pastas UgartecheUgarteche 3208, C1425 CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • KansasAv. del Libertador 4625, C1426 CABA, Argentina. Site: www.kansasgrillandbar.com.ar. Price: $$$.
  • The Food Truck StoreBulnes 2774, C1425 CABA, Argentina. Site: www.thefoodtruckstore.com.ar. Price: $$.
  • Tucson Restaurant – Av. del Libertador 4241, C1426 CABA, Argentina. Site: www.tucsonrestaurante.com.ar. Price: $$.
  • Rosso café PalermoParaguay 4200, C1425BSH C1425BSH, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • BirkinRepública Árabe Siria 3061, C1425 CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Croque Madame (Museo Arte Decorativo)Av. del Libertador 1902, C1425 AAS, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Site: croquemadame.com.ar. Price: $$$.

Bars in Palermo

The Palermo area is home to some of the best bars in Buenos Aires. Check out our list below with some suggestions of bars for you to include in your itinerary.

  • Rey de CopasBJT, Gorriti 5176, C1414 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • UptownArévalo 2030, C1414CQP CABA, Argentina. Price: $$$.
  • J.W. BradleyGodoy Cruz 1875, C1414CYN CABA, Argentina. Price: $$$.
  • Desarmadero BarGorriti 4295, C1414 CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Trova Wine BarHonduras 5903, C1414 CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • MAMBA Buenos AiresSoler 5130, C1425 C1425BXN, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$$.
  • La Mala PubArco 3 y 4, Av. del Libertador 3883, C1425 ABL, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Peñón del Águila PalermoHonduras 5702, C1414BNH CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Blest PalermoGorriti 4857, C1425 CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • BrukBar Buenos AiresFray Justo Sta. María de Oro 1801, C1414 CABA, Argentina. Price: $$.

Where to stay in Palermo

1. Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Palermo

Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Palermo©Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Palermo

The Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Palermo is a hotel located in Palermo Holywood close to several bars, restaurants, and the Arcos District outlet.

The rooms are cozy and have flat-screen TVs.

The hotel features an outdoor pool.

Humboldt 1650, C1414 CABA, Argentina

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2. Mine Hotel Boutique

Mine Hotel BoutiqueBest Hotels in Palermo, Buenos Aires – ©Mine Hotel Boutique

Mine Hotel Boutique is a charming hotel with modern facilities in the heart of Palermo.

Rooms have a TV, electric kettle, and minibar.

The hotel has a swimming pool in the garden.

Gorriti 4770, C1414 CABA, Argentina

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3. Awwa Suites & Spa

Awwa Suites & Spa©Awwa Suites & Spa

The Awwa Suites & Spa is a modern hotel located a short distance from the Japanese Garden, Bosques de Palermo, and El Rosedal.

Rooms are spacious and have a flat-screen TV, minibar, and kitchenette.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool.

Lafinur 3370, C1425 CABA, Argentina

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4. Bulnes Eco Suites

Bulnes Eco Suites©Bulnes Eco Suites

Bulnes Eco Suites is located 5 minutes from Alto Palermo Shopping and 10 minutes from Las Heras Park.

Rooms are equipped with a TV and kitchenette.

Bulnes 1905, C1425 CABA, Argentina

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5. Hotel Bys Palermo

Hotel Bys PalermoBest Hotels in Palermo, Buenos Aires – ©Hotel Bys Palermo

Hotel Bys Palermo is a value-for-money hotel located 20 minutes from Plaza Serrano.

The rooms have large windows and are equipped with a TV, work desk, and minibar.

The hotel features an outdoor pool.

Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 1263, C1180 CABA, Argentina

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6. Hotel Palermitano by DOT Boutique

Hotel Palermitano by DOT Boutique©Hotel Palermitano by DOT Boutique

Hotel Palermitano by DOT Boutique is a hotel with designer-style décor located near restaurants such as Don Julio, and La Cabrera and bars such as Rey de Copas and J.W. Bradley.

The rooms have a TV, work desk, and minibar.

The hotel has an outdoor rooftop pool.

Palermo Soho, Uriarte 1648, C1414 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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7. CasaSur Bellini

CasaSur Bellini©CasaSur Bellini

Located near the Bosques de Palermo, CasaSur Bellini offers modern and welcoming facilities.

The rooms have a TV, kitchenette, coffee machine, and minibar.

The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool.

Cabello 3780, C1425 CABA, Argentina

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8. Krista Boutique Hotel

Krista Boutique Hotel©Krista Boutique Hotel

Krista Boutique Hotel is a modern boutique hotel located next to Plaza Serrano.

The rooms are equipped with a TV, a work desk, and a minibar.

The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool.

Malabia 1341, C1414 CABA, Argentina

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9. Nuss Buenos Aires Soho

Nuss Buenos Aires SohoBest Hotels in Palermo, Buenos Aires – ©Nuss Buenos Aires Soho

The Nuss Buenos Aires Soho is a hotel with modern and elegant facilities.

All rooms are equipped with a TV and minibar.

El Salvador 4916, C1414BPP CABA, Argentina

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10. BENS L’Hôtel Palermo

BENS L'Hôtel Palermo©BENS L’Hôtel Palermo

The BENS L’Hôtel Palermo is located in the heart of Palermo Soho and has a garden and outdoor pool.

Rooms are uniquely decorated and have a flat-screen TV.

Thames 1562, B1838 CABA, Argentina

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11. Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa

Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa©Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa

Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa is a boutique hotel offering comfortable and stylish accommodations.

The rooms have a TV and minibar.

The hotel features an outdoor pool.

Guatemala 4364, C1425 BUF, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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12. Palo Santo Hotel

Palo Santo HotelBest Hotels in Palermo, Buenos Aires – ©Palo Santo Hotel

The Palo Santo Hotel is a hotel with elegant decor located a few steps from the Arcos District.

The rooms are equipped with a TV, coffee maker, and minibar.

The hotel has an outdoor hot tub.

Bonpland 2275, C1425 FWC, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Palermo Buenos Aires Map

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