In this extensive neighbourhood there are two areas of a marked
architectural difference: Palermo Chico, where the great lakes and parks
should be highlighted, and Palermo Viejo, a traditional neighbourhood with
wide streets and old mansions.
Palermo Chico: this small area is characterized by its exclusivity and lack of shops. Its streets are circular almost forming a small maze. Sightseeing through those streets, we can observe the sumptuous palaces with French architectural style with large gardens.
Palermo Viejo is an old neighbourhood made up of broad tree-lined streets
and that in recent years has become a very attractive neighbourhood for
Porteños as for tourists. On the other hand, this neighbourhood is divided
into Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. It has been developed, and now
offers a wide range of bars and restaurants, as well as shops with fashion
clothes and decoration.
Palermo Woods and Lakes:
- Plaza Alemania. Av. del Libertador, Casares, Castex and Cavia.
The design is from Frenchman Carlos Thays. It was inaugurated in 1914 with a garden and 'European way' curly flowerbeds. The water fountain "Riqueza Agropecuaria Argentina" was donated by the German community in 1910 and made of Roman lava (soft rock), Carrara marble and bronze.
- Jardín Japonés. Carlos Casares and Av. Figueroa Alcorta.
It was donated in 1979 by the Japanese Community in Argentina. The place represents a traditional Japanese garden. There is a lake with multi colored carps, a waterfall, a Zen-style dry garden, an area for meditation, a teahouse and a restaurant. In addition, there are talks on Japanese culture and visitors can participate in various activities such as Origami, Japanese dances, reflexology, Bonsai, exhibits Aikido, Shiatzu, and Kimonos parade.
Galileo Galilei. Av. Belisario Roldán and Av. Sarmiento
It has five floors and a circular room 20 meters in diameter with 360 seats. In its semi spherical dome – lined with aluminum sheets in its interior – there is a projection of the celestial dome. The shows of the Planetarium illustrate the origin of planets and constellations, recreating the movement of the sky and phenomena such as eclipses or sunrises, and even reconstructing the sky at night.
At the entrance, there is a 1,530-kilo metal meteorite that was found in Campo del Cielo del Chaco.