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For more information, send an email to turismo buenosaires. UFO-shaped planetarium built in the s in one of the city's biggest areas of parkland. Take a stroll around the lake and rose garden in the city's biggest and most popular park. This beautiful clubhouse is one of the architectural highlights of the northern riverside. The venerable "cathedral of polo", venue for the sport's most important interclub tournament.
Palermo then became a possession of Carthage. As Panormus , the town became part of the Roman Republic and Empire for over a thousand years. From to the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. The population of Palermo urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be ,, while its metropolitan area is the fifth most populated in Italy with around 1. In the central area, the city has a population of around , people. The inhabitants are known as Palermitani or, poetically, panormiti. The languages spoken by its inhabitants are the Italian language and the Palermitano dialect of the Sicilian language. Palermo is Sicily's cultural , economic and tourism capital.
Palermo's large, grassy parks — regally punctuated with grand monuments — are popular destinations on weekends, when families fill the shady lanes, cycle the bike paths and paddle on the peaceful lakes. The sub-neighborhood of Palermo Viejo itself subdivided into Soho and Hollywood is home to dozens of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops, along with the city's largest selection of boutique hotels. Kid Friendly. We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. See More.