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This antique shop is tucked at the end of a shopping pavillion in San Telmo (not as bad as it sounds). They have an extensive collection of XVII and XVIII c. Spanish colonial art and silver, mostly religious themed. The dealers are happy to spend time and tell you about the items, certificates of authenticity are availbale - but make sure you ask for them. They are open to discussing price breaks if you pay in cash. A great place to browse or buy.
What to buy: devotional objects from the Jesuit missions in northern Argentina.
What to pay: $300-$1000
Written Aug 29, 2003
Address: 1066 Defensa between Carlos Calvo and Humberto 1
I will recommend two of the many books I bought on my last trip to Buenos Aires in Sept 2003..
Cafes de Buenos Aires, giving you the history of 50 major cafes in Buenos Aires.
For lovers of Borges, there is a book called Buenos Aires Tiempo de Borges written by the city's historian Leon Tenenbaum..
It is so tempting to buy so many books on sale at discount bookstores and also at kiosks and everywhere
What to buy: Books and Books,
to copy Mitch Kaplan's wonderful bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida
What to pay: Argentina has a wonderful publishing history. Translated books are slightly more expensive as expected.. books are around 20-30 pesos, with larger ones at 50-60 pesos
Written Sep 17, 2003
Sarmiento y Montevideo, Buenos Aires
6 salas de teatros.
Paseo de la Plaza
Maquiavelo: caf? bar restaurant. In tiers. Stylish coffee shop.
Across the street, among other restaurants Parillada Chiliquilinj. CD stores and a Book Store. If you walk through the paseo, you could cross the street and arrive at a Botanica selling all sorts of remedies, incense and saintly objects..
Written Sep 26, 2003
Located on Avenida Santa Fe, steps away from Avenida Callao, the El Ateneo - Grand Splendid bookstore is a total beauty. Located in what used to be one of the msot beautiful movie theatres in the city (the Grand Splendid), which went south in the era of the multiplex, the El Ateneo chain has done a great job of preserving the interior while at the same time accomodating for a multilevel book shopping space. Make sure to walk in, check the beautiful,gold-leafed balconies, the stage (which now is used as a cafe) and look up to one of the most ellaborate ceilings you'll see in a bookstore anywhere.
What to pay: Prices vary, depending on the book - you can find books in foreign languages too, and a good selection of coffee table books with photographs of Argentina
Written Jan 3, 2004
Address: Avenida Santa Fe 1860
There are very diverse down and around Santa Fe street In Buenos Aires. Ranges from Punk/Skinhead/Rockabilly stores to Sport Stores like Athletes Foot. There are about 4 Mcdonalds, 2 Burger Kings, and nice little local restaraunts around this area.
Written Feb 23, 2004
Watch out for promotions.
There was a ‘DEVELOP 5 ROLLS AND THE LAST ROLL IS FREE’ promotion when I was there. So, it averaged out to 18 Arg Pesos per roll.
They use FUJI paper and the quality is really quite good.
There are 2 branches along Calle Florida, Florida 250 and Florida 439.
Written Feb 24, 2004
On Libertad from Corrientes Ave up I noticed a lot of jewelry places there. I did not check the prices though.
Take the B train to Uruguay Ave and walk two blocks over towards Libertad
The area is extremely crowded and busy even in the middle of the afternoon
Not too many tourist here
Written Mar 31, 2004
All kinds of design stuff you could think of in this mall. Also a Hard Rock Cafe and many nice restaurants outdoors.
Written Oct 29, 2005
An old market with two parts:
One working like the original market (mainly food), the another one with antiquities and gifts, books and stamps.
What to buy: Antiquities
Written Jul 6, 2004
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