Corrientes Avenue is huge and crosses many neighborhoods, changing its characteristics according to the area.
We live here now, almost on the corner of Callao, another busy avenue.
You can find books around 9 de Julio and Corrientes, used books around Callao Street, and cheap clothes between Pueyrredon and Pasteur.
Line B of subway rides along Corrientes Ave. If you get off at Carlos Gardel station, you will find a nice mall called Abastos (everything on sale now - late February) and a tranquil residential neighborhood called Almagro with a couple of great cozy restaurants and bars.
This is the second longest avenue in Buenos Aires. It's mainly famous because the most important theatres are located here, in a way it's our version of Brodway! :)
It's always packed with people, during daytime because it's located right in downtown, and at night with people who walk along it browsing the bookshops that are open until late hours or having dinner in one of the many restaurants. Most of them have existed for over 50 years, and still preserve the same ambiance and waiters!
You should walk through Av. Corrientes from Av. Leandro N Alem (near puerto madero) up to Av. Callao - ( against the cars way) that will be around 20 blocks. You will cross Av. 9 de Julio and you will see the Obelisco!
There are a lot of Theatres, shops where to buy souvenirs and gifts and book stores, that sell books really cheap!
There are as well a lot of Cafes, where argentinians usually go to have breakfast, to meet someone, or to have "la merienda" at Tea time, around 5.00 pm
So it's a nice and quite walk!
This is The Street That Never Sleeps!!
There are many theatres, bookstores, cafes and restaurants located along this very busy avenue.
The bookstores here are not quite like the spiffy new ones along Calle Florida. There are generally second-hand or more economically-priced book stores. Really, lots and lots and lots of bookstores! This is the best place to come and browse your afternoons away.
On Friday or Saturday nights, at around 9pm, you might be handed flyers for the plays and musicals that are about to start. Watch out for some actors and actresses in costumes out to entice you.
Also, try and walk down the avenue late on a Saturday night, from 1am onwards. You will be surprised to find restaurants half to full, flower shops still open and the avenue busy busy busy with pedestrians and vehicles.
This avenue is one of the most crowded and traffic jams at rush and not hours!! full of shops and theatres you can find everything u need..... i suggest a wine shop just in the corner with Reconquista....on the bottom of this Avenue ... ..its a great place to buy Mendoza wine if you are not going to Cuyo Provinces ...Also sports shops and beautifull sights from the Obelisc... passing 9 de Julio boulevard yuo will find some theatres and libraries and music and electronic shops as well jewlleries
Going up all is more cahotic the pavement rules over the kerb and its quite difficult to walk easily but nice to behold the contrast of different neighbourhoods place on the same large boulevard
Countless theatres along the street of Corrientes! Wish i'd understand spanish and at least enjoyed one! If however u would want to give it a shot..just go! I stayed in the Broadway All-suites apt.hotel which is beside the Broadway theatre.
Tanguera is a great musical played in Teatro Astral on avenida Corrientes. It's a great show, really. The music is great and the tango dancers are just unbelievable. They make great impression as a group and also when you watch single dancers you can't stop admiring the way they move.
Avenida Corrientes is full of theaters, cinemas and bunch of libraries which are open till late night. There are also many small restaurants and old cafes serving local specialties. It seems that Corrientes is often visited by locals and it has this real Bs As atmosphere.
For me, Corrientes is the street that is the most synonymous of Buenos Aires.
In its first part, it a cultural centre : it is full of important theaters, cinemas, book stores and cafés which invite to a permanent meeting with country's art and culture. Tango had its most glorious famous nights and stronghold in calle Corrientes, when it was narrow and also after its enlargement as an avenue In 1936.
In its second part, it is a shopping centre...There you will feel the ryhtm of life of the people with the thousands colorful cheap clothes shops, the people walking on the streets, the children going to school in their uniform. And of course you have always next to that the million taxis yellow and black and their uncessead ballet.
In fact, I could observe it each day because I lived in the neighborhood of number 2000, so it is a little bit further in the direction of the Abasto neighborhood...I loved it!!!!!
"Corrientes tres cuatro ocho,
segundo piso, ascensor;
no hay porteros ni vecinos
adentro, cocktel y amor..."
"Corrientes three four eight
second floor, lift,
there is neither doorman nor neighbours ,
inside, cocktail and love..."
This is the begining of tango "A media luz" ("half light"), composed by Carlos Lenzi and Edgardo Donato; Corrientes avenue is probably the most famous one in Buenos Aires. Long, wide, bustling, busy, full of cars and people all day long... The most important theatres are situated along Corrientes, so this avenue is as lively during the night as it is during the daylight.
Este es el comienzo del tango "A media luz", compuesto por Carlos Lenzi y Edgardo Donato; la avenida Corrientes es probablemente la más famosa de Buenos Aires. Larga, amplia, bulliciosa, ajetreada, llena de autos y de gente todo el día... Los teatros más importantes están situados a lo largo de Corrientes, por lo que la avenida est? tan animada de noche como de día.