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Palermo Viejo

Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo

4100 Avenida del Libertador
Buenos Aires, Argentina
TEL: 54 11 4778-2800

Pretty without being pretentious, the Buenos Aires horse-racing track bears witness to the elegance that once surrounded the sport. The track and its 100-year-old classical French grandstand by French architect Louis Faure-Dujarric were privatized and restored to their Belle Époque glory in the early ‘90s. In the upstairs restaurant, horse-society bigwigs watch the races from first row tables; downstairs, the less swish watch just yards from the finish line; and in the basement casino, bettors pour their cash into slot machines. While you may not get one of the best tables upstairs, it’s worth a visit to see the old-school scene, grand setting, and high-society hobnobbing; the upstairs dress code accordingly prohibits sneakers.


Insider Tip: Get there early to score one of the wooden tables on the flower-bed-lined lawn that fronts the track.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking Available
  • Racetrack

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