Buenos Aires, Argentina: Palermo Soho

February 21, 2013

Picking a favorite barrio, or neighborhood, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is like picking a favorite child.  Each one has something special and unique about it.  Each one I have created memories to last a lifetime in.  However, there are some that stand out amongst the rest and Palermo Soho is definitely one of them.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Compared to other barrios, Palermo Soho does not have much of a history.  This is because it is a recently new sub-neighborhood created within the older barrio of Palermo.  In the 1980’s, the area’s combination of cobblestone tree-lined streets and bohemian vibe was recognized and thus it was renamed after the entertainment district of SoHo in New York City.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I have stayed in several Palermo Soho hotels during my trips to Buenos Aires.  I even filmed a video there!  During this trip, we had rented an apartment in Palermo, so we were only just a short walk away from the center of Palermo Soho.  Before we strolled around the barrio, we stopped at a charming café for some lattes and dessert.  I chose a dulce de leche crepe, while my husband chose a chocolate lava cake.  Of course, we stole bites from each other.

In Palermo Soho you will discover that amidst all of the low rising buildings there are trendy bars and cafés, tons of little designer boutiques and art galleries, and a great selection of restaurants.  Palermo Soho is best described as creative, chic, and cool.  It is quite easy to lose several hours of your day simply people watching and window shopping in this barrio.  The best area for wandering is between Plaza Serrano and Plaza Armenia, which is a park bordered by the streets of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Malabia, and Armenia.

If you have traveled to Buenos Aires before, do you have a favorite barrio?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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58 thoughts on “Buenos Aires, Argentina: Palermo Soho

  1. Naomi Todd

    A bit touristy but I love the rustic feeling of San Telmo and Palermo is a big favourite as well. The shops there are to die-for (usually not in my price range unforunately!) Love the picture with the writing on the wall, the focus is lovely.

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thanks gorgeous! What hotel did you stay at? I can’t remember! Every hotel we’ve stayed at in Palermo Soho we’ve LOVED!!! We want to rent an apartment there next time, but they are hard to find.

  2. Julika

    Gorgeous photography! Palermo Soho sounds like my kind of neighborhood: Cafés, art galleries, and cobblestone streets – perfection! And I’m really craving for that dulche de leche crepe right now! 🙂

  3. Katie @ Domestiphobia

    I’ve never been, but of course now I really — really! — want to. As always, I love the perspective from your photos. You have a way of capturing little glimpses or vignettes that makes me feel like I was there.

  4. Cata

    That was my favorite area in bsas. If I go back I will stay there. I will have to hide my credit cards bc the shops are soooo beautiful. I promised my parents to take them there. They love tango so I’m sure that I will be back. I have a prefect excuse 🙂

  5. Melanie Fontaine

    This looks beautiful! I must admit that I haven’t seen a whole lot of pictures of Buenos Aires and therefore had no previous knowledge about the city, but if it looks like this, it sure is worth a visit some time in my life! There seems to be something wonderful rustic, though trendy about this barrio!


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  7. Gayla

    I’m a bit fascinated by Argentina. ‘Our’ soon to be Queen of the Netherlands is Argentinian 🙂
    This post is wonderful and the photos are beautiful! I’m inspired.
    Oh, and I love reading about food and the thought of anything chocolate makes me hungry…chocolate lava cake has got to be divine, but dulce de leche crepe sounds just as good!

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Yes, we were going to get married at the Palace where your soon to be Queen was married, but changed our minds at the last minute. Argentina is such a fascinating place!!! I’m glad you enjoyed the post so much. 🙂

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