A great apt in a really great barrio, with lots of restaurants and bars close by.
The apt is very quiet and in a lovely building.
Excellent large 2 bedroom apartment (king size and a double). Also 2 living rooms, good size kitchen and bathroom with shower. It is a lovely old building with high ceilings, wood and tiled floors. There is cable TV and broadband internet.
The apartment is very light and airy and situated well away from street, therefore nice and quiet. Located 1 block from major bars, restaurants and other amenities in Palermo Hollywood; one of the best areas in Buenos Aires.
Palermo Hollywood features a Spanish- style architecture and there are not many high buildings apart from newer apartment towers. That is because for a long time there was a law prohibiting new buildings in the area from being above nine meters in height. The combination of low houses, wide streets and trees lends it a nice ambiance. Palermo Hollywood is also home to the well known milonga Práctica X (Humboldt 1464). This milonga is notable for the fact that its patrons are overwhelmingly non-Argentine, which might be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you’re looking for. It’s a young crowd too. Check their website for exact details, but a preliminary tango class from 9pm to 10:30pm, and a dance from 10:30pm until 3am is standard.
You can also visit the Mercado de las Pulgas - Flea Market (Niceto Vega 200), which technically is in Colegiales. You won’t see many tourists at this covered market, which sells second-hand (or probably more accurately fourth- or fifth-hand) furniture, something which Buenos Aires has no shortage of. Its rabbits’ warren of stalls are fun to poke around in and offer a glimpse of the city’s opulent past. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
I have travelled quite a lot and lived in several different countries, I spent nearly 5 years in Argentina and most of that time lived in the apt listed in Buenos Aires, when I first moved there it was a fairly quiet barrio but I knew it would become something much more popular, Palermo Viejo was back then very popular with foreigners so it was obvious the place to be was across the tracks.
I now live in Barcelona and think the area I live in is perfect, as it is very central without the negative aspects of the overly tourist areas around La Rambla etc.
Mercat de San Antoni has everything you need in terms of travel and amenities and you can stroll to the centre in 10 mins, or, in 15 mins you can walk in the other direction and find yourself close to Monjuic and the peace and greenery that it offers. I love going there to sit on the grass and read a book in the shade when it's very hot as not only is there plenty of grass and trees but you usually benefit from cool breezes as well.