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Florida starts at Plaza de Mayo and finishes at Plaza San Martin. The street mainly consists of offices, entertainment venues, shops, cafes and restaurants. Richmond Confiteria is a place that was linked to the street's sophisicated past and it's worth visiting and having a coffee in it's nostalgic environs. Galerias Pacifico is the main draw on the street and I spent my last night of my Argentina 2011 trip on this street at the Florida Suites Hostel. There are also street vendors line up the street selling souvenirs and street entertainers.
The street is always crowded so please take care of your personal belogings and avoid the unscrupulous money changers who may approach you in person.
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With the crash of the Argentinian dollar, the prices are good but not outstanding, remember If it's too good to be true it's probably not.. Mostly lined with tourist shops, everyone is trying to sell you a leather jacket, if you must buy leather goods try not to buy it here buy it somewhere else in Buenos Aires...the stores know the ones who shop here are tourist and try to make the most of it !!!!!
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We arrived here by subway at about 2 PMand couldn't believe the hourds of peoplewe saw!!
Honestly it was the busiest street I've ever seen.We hung on to our bags and joined the throngs.There'sgood shopping there for leather and souveneers and about anything else you would want.Lots of cafe's bars and restaurants too,along with street musicians who sounded pretty good.
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Famous Florida Street
Florida Street runs the lengh of about a mile from Plaza San Martin to Avenida de Mayo and it is here where can find hundreds of stores to choose from. Whether is it clothing, shoes, handbags, leather jackets and goods as well as places to eat and street vendors, you will definitely find it here on Florida Street.
The famous Gallerias Pacifico is alos located on Florida Street as well as a few other smaller department stores.
I did shop on Florida Street but found the prices to be much higher here than anywhere else I shopped.
You will also find people performing tango on the streets.
Shopping with the Gang
Rob, Rich, Antoinette, Mickey, Liz and I headed off to Florida Street to give the ladies a chance for a shopping "fix". Liz had a particular agenda; to find a leather jacket and to bring her friend Koky at home a shot glass. We eventually stumbled upon a store that had a jacket for Liz. Antoineet was not as lucky and didn't find anything here.
FLORIDA PEDESTRIAN ST
florida street is the most popurlar pedestrian st in Argentina
Florida is one of the city's tourist attractions.
It features a variety of shops and shopping arcades selling leather goods, jewellery, books and souvenirs.
After the devaluation of 2001, the prices have become attractive to foreigners carrying hard currency, especially business travelers who stay at nearby hotels.
Anyway be carefull with yours belongs because there are a lot of people in florida St and robs are not that unusual
Shopping, tango dancers, live music... a must!!!
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pedestrian street for shopping
Florida street is the elegant pedestrian street of Buenos Aires. It’s about 1km long from San Martin square to Rivadavia avenue. You will walk here anyway to see the shops, buy a book in one of the many bookstores, take money from banks, drink a coffee or find an internet café. Among many smaller shops you will also find Galerias Pacifico a mall with upscale shops. I don’t know about you but I found it boring walking with so many tourists next to me! From the other side some street artists, living statues, some tango performance were nice late in the afternoon…
On the way you will see another pedestrian street, Lavalle street, which is the center of the cinemas.
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Busy and Lively Pedestrian Street
I would recommend Florida St because it is a nice area to observe the hustle and bustle, to feel the ambience, to see the excitement and the cultural activities.
The busy Florida St is not far from our hotel. Florida St is located in Central Business District (CBD) of Buenos Aires. It is a pedestrian street. In both sides of the street there are shops. You will also find restaurants, cafes, banks, ATM machine, hairdresser and travel agent.
The famous Galerias Pacificos which is a shopping complex is also in Florida St. In here you will find well known brand clothes, shoes and other merchandise.
You can buy almost anything here in Florida St from leather to books, from souvenir to sport clothing.
I like observing the Portenos daily life, the performance of the street Tango, and all the different buskers.
Words of warning keep an eye of your belonging. The pedestrian street gets really busy.
Florida St starts to pick up as early as 7am, and slowly died around 9pm.
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Shopping at Calle Florida
Calle Florida is a long and busy pedestrian mall between Plaza San Martin and the Bank District, crossing Av Cordoba, Lavalle and Corrientes. You`ll find most of the promoted Argentinian products, mainly leather, sweaters, kashmere, the usual indigenous artworks and souvenirs.Be careful and beware of the relentless hawkers, trying to talk you into their shops. 20-25% off is the usual rule, but be a winner by comparing prices in different shops.
To get an overview of the serious price ranges, star off with a visit of the "Galérias Pacifico", one of B.Aires largest and best department stores (Av Cordoba/ Florida)
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Galerias Pacifico: shopping paradise
Galerias Pacifico on Calle Florida is a real shopping paradise. There are about 180 shops with upscaled shops featuring (inter)national brands. Downstairs is a large (cheap) food court. There is also an Tourist Information Center (on the first floor) and off course some café's. It is possible to visit the galerias with a guided tour (see website below).
The building (almost 120 years old) has been restored completely in 1992 and offers in the main dome some interesting murals, painted in 1945 by five different painters. During our visit (mid November) a huge Christmas tree and other decorations were awaiting us and other visitors.
Galerias Pacifico has also a food court with several food booths.
The shopping mall is open every day:
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Walk Florida Street
Florida Street is the main shopping area. It is totally paved so it is safe to walk without fear of traffic for the hundreds of people that throng along it. As you walk along, you might be approached by the shop owners who will try to tempt you into their shops. A polite "no thanks" usually works if you are not interested.
Half way along it, nr Cordoba Street, you will find Galerias Pacificos. The Galerios is a 3 story shopping mall with some upper-class shops that a lot of Argentinians would not be able to afford to shop in but you might want to visit it to see the magnificent murials that adorn the ceiling, right in the center of the mall. These can be seen in photo no 2.
And just in case you are hungry and fed up with steaks, in the basement of the Galerios is an area that has lots of stalls selling hot and cold food from all parts of the world, which should satisfy anyones appetite & taste.
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Calle Florida ...
Calle Florida starts at the southern edge of Plaza San Martin (on the hill) and ends after about 2 km's nearby Plaza de Mayo. It is by far the most well known shopping street of Bs As. Nowadays a pedestrian mall, so we could comfortably stroll along an amazing amount of shops, selling clothes, shoes, other leather goods, jewellery, records, books, souvenirs and much much more. Along the street there are also banks (with ATM’s for the necessary cash), restaurant’s, confeterias, café’s, Mc Donalds and an ice cream parlour (close to Plaza de Mayo).
Be aware of touts, specially in front of leather shops. But they were not too annoying.
We bought a very nice leather handbag in one of the malls and it was incredible cheap !!
Calle Florida is also famous for its street performers, tango dancers and living statues.
Shopping center of BsAs
After an acceptable good meal at the Posada 1820, Werner, our guide showed us the shopping center in BsAs, called Florida Street.
Must admit - impressive and even open on sunday. Warnings for pickpockets, like everywhere in this world. But we saw it happen
Shopping possibilities for all kind of stuff - but mostly luxery products.
Indeed a must to visit, when you are alone, without you dear beloved partner
There is even a real HARRODS in this street, must be the second one in the world:
But this one is closed - already for many years
Look at picture 4
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La Calle Florida
Florida Street used to be the best shopping street in Buenos Aires but the locals will tell you that it is too "touristy" in their opinion. I would nonetheless still recommend at least a stroll down Calle Florida during the weekdays where it is packed with people. The street has a lot of shops selling leather goods (I bought a nice leather jacket here and the price was not elevated). Gallerias Pacifico is also nearby which is a modern mall that is more expensive than the outside streets.
I would also recommend that if you are looking for accomodation that is central you should look for something that is located close to Florida St
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Florida street reminds me of a european public street but without the nice places to shop.
The lone exception is a large mall with many nice stores. Just look at the photo and decide what you think for yourself.
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