Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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PalermoThe quiet Palermo district—the city’s largest—was once an estancia (ranch), and there's so much park space here that it would take you days to explore it all. The 400-hectare (1,000-acre) Tres de Febrero park alone has a planetarium, zoo, racetrack and polo grounds, as well as three lakes, a world-class Japanese garden and a sprawling rose garden with 19,000 bushes. The bohemian Plaza Serrano sits at the heart of Palermo; Palermo Chico, the embassy section, is particularly upscale.
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Street Art in Palermo
Frida Kahlo, Carlos Gardel, and Freddy Krueger are just a few of the famous faces you’ll find depicted on Palermo’s painted walls. Above and beyond hastily scrawled graffiti, the city commissioned this thoughtful street art to lend local business districts a little extra flair and to beautify the streets. Certain outfits such as BA Street Art and Graffitimundo offer comprehensive street art tours, but the neighborhood is so packed with murals you can easily create your own self-guided excursion. Almost any street you choose will present something intriguing, but don’t miss the huge concentration on Dorrego between Honduras and Niceto.