This is a must-see place due to the beautiful painting that is in the ceiling, right in the middle of the mall, above the fountain.
The shops are all first-class. You can get clothes, leather goods, shoes, books, etc. There's a big food court on the basement.
What to pay: For an average local this is a pricey place, but not for you guys! cos you'll divide the tap price by 3!
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.
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!
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 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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.