Palermo Viejo (now split into “Soho” and “Hollywood”) is a peculiar area that combines the flavour of an old, working class neighbourhood with aspects of a globalized city: ethnic restaurants, contemporary design, theme bars. This walk allows us to appreciate its current personality and to discover its rich history: the construction of a neighbourhood at the edge of the city, the urban planification of a working class district (Villa Alvear), the arrival of Armenian, Polish and Italian immigrants to Buenos Aires and the different tendencies of domestic architecture. We’ll also come across the mythical borgesian block, where the argentine author Jorge Luis Borges founded his own personal city as well as his literature.
Duration: 2 hs.