Belgrano is essentially an upper middle-class residential suburb, and most tourists visiting Buenos Aires on a short trip wonâ€™t have cause to venture out here. However, there are a few highlights to check out if you do find yourself this side of Palermo. Belgranoâ€”named after the sugarcane fields that once grew hereâ€”is home to the cityâ€™s growing Chinatown (most of the residents are actually from Taiwan), where you can find decent Asian restaurants and great supermarkets packed with exotic produce (donâ€™t miss the enormous fresh passionfruit in autumn).
If youâ€™re not on too tight a budget, Belgrano has some great shopping. Wander down Avenida Cabildo for high-end clothes and shoe stores, or check out Plaza Belgrano on a Saturday for the small market full of crafts, bric-a-brac and performers.
The parks here, an extension of those in Palermo, are spacious and relaxing, and continue right down onto the waterfront. There are also a number of museums if youâ€™ve already covered the big ones in town. The best, Museo Enrique Larreta, set in the famous author's home, is worth a visit for the beautiful garden and extensive art collection.