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Palermo Hippodrome (Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo)
Palermo Hippodrome (Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo)

Palermo Hippodrome (Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo)

Avenida del Libertador 4101, Buenos Aires, Palermo

The Basics

Weekly races are held on the 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) track at the Palermo Hippodrome, an ornate, French-style racetrack worth a visit even on nonrace days to enjoy its impressive architecture, test your luck at the casino, or grab a meal at one of its fine French restaurants. The hippodrome is often included as a stop on nighttime sightseeing tours of the Argentinean capital, along with other illuminated landmarks such as Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, and the planetarium. Combine one of these tours with a dinner-tango show for the ultimate night out on the town.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The hippodrome is a must-visit for architecture buffs and anyone curious about the local equestrian culture.

  • Races generally take place Friday to Monday, but it’s a good idea to check the calendar before your visit.

  • The hippodrome is wheelchair-accessible and offers dedicated seating areas for those with limited mobility.

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How to Get There

The Palermo Hippodrome is located just off Libertador Avenue, a short walk from downtown Buenos Aires. To get there via public transportation, take the subway (line D) to Palermo.

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When to Get There

Around 10 races are held at the hippodrome each month, so there are plenty of opportunities to experience the excitement of a live event. Check the calendar before your visit. The Grand National (Argentinean Derby) draws big crowds in mid-November.

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Carlos Gardel and Lunatic

One of the hippodrome’s most illustrious regulars was the famous tango singer Carlos Gardel. The singer owned a horse named Lunatic (Lunático), who was often ridden by jockey Irenaeus Uruguayan Leguisamo. Gardel named one of his tangos “Leguisamo Solo” in his honor.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Palermo Hippodrome (Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo)?
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Attractions near Palermo Hippodrome (Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo):
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What else should I know about attractions in Buenos Aires?
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