Galerías Pacífico Shopping Mall, Buenos Aires
En Florida 753 está la Galería Pacífico, actualmente remodelada, es uno de los shoppings más elegantes del país, con una cúpula pintada por Castagnino. Esta calle tiene mucho movimiento de gente, durante las horas de día en los días de semana y en las noches de viernes, sábado y domingo.
Se puede comprar ropa femenina y masculina, libros, accesorios, etc.
At Florida 753 is the Galería Pacífico, now renovated, is one of the most
elegant shopping centres in the country, with a cupola painted by Castagnino.
This street has a lot of human traffic by day during the week and by night at
What to buy: Se puede comprar ropa femenina y masculina, libros, accesorios, etc.
It is possible to buy feminine and masculine clothes, books, accessories, etc.
This is the most beautiful shopping mall i can think of, it is very trendy (and expensive) but it has art all over. it s nice to walk and see even if you don t buy anything, i m sure you ll enjoy the building and the paintings by Argentine artists such as Juan Carlos Castagnino, Antonio Berni, Cirilo Colmenio, Lino Spilimbergo y Demetrio Urruchua.
Two architects: Emilio Agrelo y Roland Le Vacher projected it in 1889 inspired by a passage in Milano–Italy - in the end of the XIX century– called Galería Vittorio Emmanuele II.
Inside the building there s the Centro Cultural Jorge Luis Borges and -the famous ballet dancer`s own dance academy - Escuela de Danzas de Julio Boca.
This complex is located in an old building that belonged to Ferrocarriles Argentinos, the former Railroad Company of the State. Fortuantely, the wonderful friezes by Raúl Soldi were kept. Thus the shopping promenade is lined with artistic streaks. Its shining marble, diverse staircases and mural paintings constitute a novel and sophisticated atmosphere.
The center is home to the Centro Cultural Borges and Julio Bocca´s ballet school. There are also more than 200 stores, a number of movie theatres, and an elegant dining area with different options: from tea rooms to romantic restaurants to fast food parlors.
I don't like shoppings and doing shopping, but this is a place that is almost in the middle of everything and it has nice restaurantes and cinemas, so that's why I go there!
And also because of the cultural center that is inside it!
Wow, wow, wow. I love the fashion and the shopping in Argentina. They have beautiful clothes & for most foreigners, its not expensive.
Galerias Pacifico has everything. Mens, womens, beauty.... last time I was here I spent 4 hours there. The taxi driver was stunned to see me with so many shopping bags (which can be a danger as he thinks I am $$$ if I can shop so much)... but just remember to book your taxi.
The Galerias Pacifico, centrally located on Florida street has to be the most architecturally beautiful shopping center in Argentina. It was built in the late 1800s and inspired on the Bon Marche in Paris, and it was the major shopping galleria in Buenos Aires, until the 1960s, when the building was taken over by the state-run railroad offices and fell into disuse and disrepair. In the early 1990s it was awarded to a private company as part of the overall privatization drive in Argentina and in 1992 it reopened in its current form, including the amazing glass ceilings and the restored murals.
Check the central dome, with frescoes from some of the most important painters in Argentina, which were done around 1945. Also it's a nice place to check around Christmas time, since they do decorate a lot and install a huge Christmas tree under the dome.
What to buy: - Good place to catch a quick bite, since the food court downstairs has a great variety of offerings. Beware, it gets very busy around 1 PM when the surrounding offices let out for lunch, so you may want to either stop by earlier or a bit later, otherwise you won't find a table. Some evenings there are quick shows presented on the food court stage.
- Most of the international chains that operate in Argentina have branches here. Check Giesso for men's suits, Chevignon for some trendier, young men's items.
- Most shops show the "Tax Free" sign - when you buy from those shops, present your passport or other foreign ID, save the receipts and you can claim back most of the VAT at Ezeiza airport upon leaving Argentina (about 16%, so you will get a nice refund)
- On the ground level, check the information booth and ask them about the discount coupon book, which is available for all tourists and includes discounts to many of the shops there.
What to pay: Not the cheapest in Buenos Aires, but comparable to other places.
Galerias Pacifico is very close to centro. You can walk along Florida St and get there.
It is something of an american style shopping mall but with much better ambience - particularly the architechture. The murals carved on the walls and ceilings are worth gazing at.
What to buy: Argentina is supposed to have good leather- so jackets, purses, shoes etc.
If you have the urge to splurge, try the jacket made of carcinha leather (quite pricey) which is a speciality here.
You will find better bargains on some of the smaller shops that litter Florida St than in here.
There are over 180 shops in this mall, but that's not what makes it special to me. The highlight is the wonderful central dome with its beautiful frescoes. Every day at 1pm and at 4:30pm in underneath the central dome there are tourist guides that will explain the history of the mall and the artwork inside.
Galerías Pacífico is a shopping mall situated at a magnificent ancient building, which has been remodeled lately.
Galerías Pacífico es un centro comercial ubicado en un magnífico edificio antiguo, el cual ha sido reciclado últimamente.
What to buy: Many important shops have a place here, so you can buy here clothes, CD, books, shoes, toys, cosmetics, crafts... everything.
Muchos comercios importantes tienen su lugar allí, por lo que pueden comprar ropa, CDs, libros, zapatos, juguetes, cosméticos, artesanías... todo.
Galer?as Pac?fico is the latest mall that brought some fresh air to the traditional Florida Street shopping district. It's a nice place to shop and relax with a coffee while you tour the historic downtown Buenos Aires. The area is frenzy and bustling during weekdays.
Galeria Pacifico is one of those compact but ample downtown malls like Lyon Part-Dieu and Ballston Common. There are all manner of stores and a food court with wide variety.
What to buy: Almost everything you could imagine is available. I went there, mainly, to enjoy the food court.
What to pay: As a rule, one would think the word Galeria is Italian for open that wallet wide. (Go to the Galleria at Tyson's Corner and tell me I'm wrong.) However, everything seemed to be of reasonable price. Of course, at that time (December, 2001) the Argentine peso was tied to the dollar.
Three floors of very upscale shopping, with a food court in the basement. To me this was more about the looking that about the shopping. A neat place to sit and people-watch as well.