Areas of Palermo
With more than 16 square kilometers, Palermo is the largest neighborhood in the city and is divided into two distinct areas:
- Palermo Chico: this is an area of palaces and residences where a large part of Buenos Aires high society lives.
- Palermo Viejo: this old area of "casas chorizo" (adjoining rooms around an open gallery) and low houses was restored for the installation of cafés, restaurants, stylish houses and numerous boutiques, making it a very pleasant quarter.
The liveliest area of Palermo is known as Palermo Soho, inside Palermo Viejo. The nerve center of the area is Plaza Serrano (officially Plaza Cortázar). This is where the best stores and restaurants are located.