Palermo Hippodrome (Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo)

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Avenida Del Libertador 4101

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Cafes, Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you're feeling lucky, head over to this lavish French-style racetrack. Welcoming visitors since 1876, the Palermo Hippodrome hosts 10 horse races each month and features a casino, shopping area, and delectable French restaurants. Recent visitors are impressed by the beautiful race horses and the elegant facilities. "If you love horse racing, French architecture, and being near large roads than this is your spot," says one TripAdvisor user.

The Palermo Hippodrome is conveniently located off of Libertador Avenue, just a five-minute walk from downtown. If you're planning to use public transportation, take subte Line D to the Palermo stop. For more information, consult the Palermo Hippodrome's official website.

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The chic, sprawling neighborhood of Palermo in north Buenos Aires is divided into three parts: Alto Palermo, Palermo Chico, and Palermo Viejo (which is further broken into Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood). Alto Palermo is known for its museums and urban parks, like Carlos Thays Botanical Garden. Palermo Chico, which hosts extravagant mansions tucked behind the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), is a hidden spot often overlooked by tourists. And Palermo Viejo is where you'll encounter the most color and local flair. Palermo Soho houses a trove of high-end boutiques, bustling cafés and bars, and cobble-stoned streets. Neighboring Palermo Hollywood, located just north of Soho, brims with lively tapas bars, film studios, and festive outdoor markets.

Most travelers agree vibrant Palermo is a comfortable place to stay with easy access to public transportation and authentic restaurants. "Safe, fun, great food, trendy […]. While Recoleta still receives all the referrals Palermo was for us a better representation of what Argentina was really like," claims one TripAdvisor user. There's plenty to do in Palermo. The only question is where to start. You can reach Palermo easily via subte Line D to Bulnes.

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