Florida Street, Buenos Aires
Favorite thing: Su primer nombre, San Jose, recien lo recibio en 1734. Despues se la llamo Del Correo o Empedrado, por haber sido la primera en ser pavimentada con piedras traidas de la Isla Martin Garcia (1785). El nombre de la Florida, rememorando la batalla homonima, lo recibio en 1821 cuando ya se caracterizaba por bordear casas patricias como la de Mariquita Sanchez de Thompson.
Favorite thing: huge garden in the city closer to Retiro (train and bus station) and the end of Florida pedestrian street...just in the middle there is the monument in memoriam to San Martin general army..and in the opposite the street run down to Retiro station and the square in front of where the local buses stops
Its a pedestrian boulevar that cross microcentro area with two ends, the first just over Plaza de Mayo and the other in Parque San Martin on the way to Retiro ...my first impression there was "WOW" i was overwhelmed ...a milion people walking up and down in a quite narrow street and it was impossible to behold that performance or the stalls that never disappear one follow other with no stop, just the streets and the traffic lights that rule our walk , dont walk.
Fondest memory: At rush hour is so difficult to enjoy the view because its really crowded and exists a real harm for your wallet .. so never be distracted of your bag or rucksack....despite all this is really interesting to walk along the boulevard...and the most precious thing is the eastern end closer to Plaza San Martin..full of green trees ..excellent moment for relax your body of that stressing sport
Favorite thing: Check out Avenida Florida in the Retiro neighborhood. It is great for people watching and shopping. There are also some decent restaurants and a few bars where you can sit back, have a few beers, and watch the people go by. It is a very long and wide street for pedestrians only, so you should only have to dodge traffic on the cross streets.