Palermo is a sprawling area comprising smaller enclaves, like trendy Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood, home of eclectic restaurants, chic cocktail haunts and quirky fashion stores. Parque Tres de Febrero, with its rose garden, planetarium and rowing lakes, attracts picnickers. Modern Latin American masterpieces are shown at the cutting-edge MALBA art museum, while the Museo Evita chronicles the life of Eva Perón.
Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, a grand 1908 opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum, displaying Latin American art.