Palermo is a large and lively barrio in Buenos Aires. The area was started by the dictator Juan Manual de Rosas that built gorgeous parks as playgrounds for Argentina's elite. The parks are now visited by locals of every economic standing.
Palermo is broken up into the sub-areas of Palermo Viejo, Palermo Chico, Palermo Soho and Palermo Holywood. Although understanding the difference among each area may be difficult to the casual tourist, one needs to know and visit two parts of Palermo: Palermo Viejo and Palermo Park.
The massive park in Palermo features beautiful lakes, a rose garden(Rosedal), a Japanese garden, the Buenos Aires Zoo, the Galileo Galilei Planetarium, and even a Hippodrome.