Inside Galerias Pacifico you have the "Centro Cultural Borges" a cultural center.
It's worth entering Galerias Pacifico to see the ceilings!
Dentro de las Galerias Pacificos esta el Centro Cultural Borges.
Vale la pena entrar a las Galerias para ver el techo!!
This might be on of the biggest tourist trap in the world....They claim to offer competitive prices but that was not the case when I started calculating the prices into US dollars....Ask questions, the stores don't sell anything that one who travels a lot hasn't seen before !!!!
What to buy: NOTHING !!!!!!!!
Great shopping mall without the hustlers on Calle Florida bothering you! I would avoid the Patagonian food place (the fish was dry) but go for the one offering Argentinian fare a few doors away from it (the breads and grilled veal were fabulous! So was the service!). You'll find Freddo's there too, for that cup of coffee with a scoop of melt in the mouth ice cream on the side. And you can get home-made alfajores, too!
What to buy: Leather, of course! But you can find all kinds of everything at Gallerias Pacifico.
Even if you aren't purchasing anything at any of the shops here, a visit to this mall is definitely well worth a stop. The malls has some excellent designer shops, but I usually like to find stores I can't find back home, so after wandering in and out the stores, we headed downstairs for something to eat.
Galerías Pacífico is a shopping mall located on Florida Street. The Beaux Arts building was designed by the architects Emilio Agrelo and Roland Le Vacher. The building was modelled after Le Bon Marche in Paris. THere are beautiful frescos in the cupola of the mall. The central panel in the image was painted by Antonio Berni.
What to buy: The mall houses many high-end stores, such as Tiffany's, Polo Ralph Lauren, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfigger so shop to your heart's delight.
El alfajor. Historia del alfajor, secretos de los alfajores, recetas para hacer alfajores de maicena, diferentes tipos de alfajor. Alfajor santafecino y alfajor cordobes. Marcas de alfajores milka, terrabusi, bagley, capitan del espacio, havanna y balcarce.
The Galeria del Pacifico is an upscale mall filled with many clothing and shoe stores, perfume shops, wine store, book store, etc. When we visited in Feb.2005 there were sales everywhere!
A shoe store gave away a sporty neck-scarf with the purchase of two pairs of shoes which were already discounted. Kiosks offered assorted items, like alfajores or jewelry. A lower level featured restaurants/fast food. Restrooms were available, as well as bank machines.
The hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 12 Noon-9 pm.
What to buy: Leather items, wine, ALFAJORES!!
What to pay: Savings on leather products--take home a bottle of Argentine wine--alfajores!
The Galeria del Pacifico is located in Florida Street. This shopping mall is a must see place simply for the old building architecture. Ferrocarriles Argentinos, the former Railroad Company of the State owned the old building.
Inside the galleria it is decorated by colourful mural paintings on the ceilings, fountains and shinning marble. There are many first class shops more than 200 stores and movie theatres. You will find many stores that sell well known brand clothes, leather goods, books, jewellery and many more. In the lower level you will find food court and restaurants.
The hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 12 Noon-9 pm.
Calle Florida is a street in Buenos Aires that cars do not drive down, it is all pedestrian with more shops than you can imagine. We're talking about blocks upon blocks of shops, little malls, and of course Galerias Pacifico Shopping Mall, which is full of higher-end stores and brands that are not necessarily unique to Argentina.
If you're looking for gifts, this is the place. There are a ton of trinket stores where you can buy all the typical tourist stuff (shirts, shotglasses, aprons, etc.) and more authentic Argentinian items (Mates, art, etc.). This shopping area also is full of leather stores. You can find leather all over the city, but to me, Calle Florida seemed to be even more saturated.
Some of the stores do take credit cards, but do have a stash of cash for those that do not.
If you're lucky, you might get to see a Tango show right in the middle of street, as I did (see photo).
What to buy: Leather, Clothing, Gifts
What to pay: Various
This tip could just as easily be put under Things to Do rather than shopping since the interior is a sight to behold. Even my shopping phobic husband enjoyed the visit here and he didn't even break out in hives!
The building was constructed in 1891 but the current mall only dates back to 1992. It was designed to resemble the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, it features long halls, glass cupolas and several levels of shops. It was short lived as shopping space as it was converted into offices for the Pacifico Railroad (hence the name). It was during this period, in 1945, that the paintings about the history of mankind were placed under the main dome.
To get a good look at the paintings under the dome, go down the short staircase toward the food court. And if you are hungry there are several interesting choices for lunch including several fast food asados (Argentine grills) that can be followed by some ice cream at Freddo's or some chocolates or one of the tempting desserts found at several locations.
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