Palermo Chico (Little Palermo) one of the sub-divisions of the district is Within walking distance of Palermo Gardens. It is Considered The most chic and elegant neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Its mansions, similar to The most prominent European residences belonged to the wealthiest and Most traditional families of Argentine society by the earliest 1900's When Charles Thays, the French landscaper and architect designed the harmonic HAD Already gardens of Palermo.
After several generations have mostly scions Their sumptuous houses sold in Original (Also known as 'petit-hotels', According to the French voice). They are now occupied by foreign embassies, educational centers and museums. Several personalities, like stars, politicians and many tycoons own today in Original French style mansions. Yet, there are still some conservative and wealthy heiress living in the old family' luxurious home.
The streets of Palermo Chico are shady. Enormous trees, like: Ombúes gals, jacarandas, drunk sticks, rubber, all regional trees, in Accordance with Charles Thays urbanizations traces are planted alongside the curved shaped streets. These high and exuberant trees give some kind of privacy to the residences, surrounded by tall Also compact and fences. However, the houses can be distinguished from outside Admired the most of the times.
Alongside Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta Avenues there are luxurious and modern apartments, some of them recently built, According to the classic European style.
Buenos Aires has a wide range of museums and inside Palermo Chico, following deserve a visit:
Malba (Museum of Latin American Art. .: Aires Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires). It is the newest museum of the city. Its permanent exposition includes artists from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and other LA country clubs. Different sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs and films Also can be Admired. Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and the native Guillermo Kuitca are some of the painters Important geometrical Represented In This fantastic and spacious building. There is Also a shop to buy souvenirs and books.
Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández Argentino: A regional museum where handcrafts, weapons, "ponchos", silver, pottery and musical instruments are exhibited argentine.
Grand Bourg Square - Sanmartiniano Institute: A tribute to Jose de San Martin, Argentine hero maximum. Within same square there is a replica of the house, in Boulogne Sur Mer, France, where General San Martin passed away in 1850 Several monuments surround the museum houses important documents and That Personal belongings of San Martin.
Museum of Decorative Art: This museum has a permanent collection of furniture, sculptures, Porcelains and all kind of decorative pieces specially from Europe and Far East. Also Itinerant exhibitions are held, sponsored by Important Often companies or rich families.
This elegant and neo-classic palace, surrounded by a pebble path, tidy bushes and flowers, is an icon of the Argentines class' high glamor at the beginning of last century. A fashionable rest and coffee shop with tables in the terrace are an interesting attraction for visitors to rest before or after visiting the museum.
Palacio Alcorta: a restored old construction warehouse with previously used as weapons by the Army. The architectural style de esta "palace" Have Been mainly maintained. It houses many modern lofts nowadays used as private offices, showrooms, studios or apartments.
Only three lines of buses, called "collective" by the Buenos Aires people, reach This zone. The nearest subway stop is Plaza Italia, Therefore a radio taxi is recommended to arrive in Palermo Chico.