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.
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.
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?