Florida Street, Buenos Aires
Walk along Florida street when in Buenos Aires... the pedestrian street is always milling with people.
At Florida street u can find mostly leather and other clothing stores, galleries, shoe stores, CD stores, and kiosks for magazines and newspapers. Stop by the beautiful Galerias Pacifico, located in what was the old train depot. It's BA's newest upscale place to shop. Most shops are open from 9am to 9pm.
Lavalle and Florida are two intersecting streets that are closed to cars... so you can walk freely and enjoy some street art like living statues, music players, tango dancers, magicians and other entertainment that is being performed at the time.
At Lavalle -another pedestrian street- you ll see most of Buenos Aires cinemas, where you can see the latest movies playing in the Capital. The cinemas on Lavalle are surrounded by restaurants and cafes.
After walking all day go to a steak house (if you're not a vegetarian)... and just *drool*...
If you enjoy good restaurants and cafees like me then you will find this street very enjoyable,with its clean and smart restaurants ,cafees,shops it is a pleasure to take few walks around here..
Not really a place to shop (since prices are geared for tourist) but it is nice to walk and enjoy the view here.There are many street performers,tango shows and shops to browse thru.
Busy during the day and not at night since shops close early around 7/8 pm.
This street will also lead u to Galerio Pacifico, a nice shopping complex (interior is beautifully crafted).
All you have to do is giving some coins to these extraordinary artists which still keep the Tango Tradition live in the strrets of Buenos Aires. I saw that coupl in one of the most famous streets of Buenos Aires, Calle Florida....
SEPT- THIRD WEEK - 2005
This is La Florida, for people coming from Europe, USA and Canda, also us brazilians, it is a shopping paradise! In the picture you can see part of the GALERIA PACIFICO! :) One of the most ellegant shopping centers in Buenos Aires!
Sep 21 sep, 2005
It is an incredible mile-long pedestrian mall, popular for its gem, leather and fur stores. Also where you can see the locals mixing with foreigners, it is a real Babilonia, I like walking there to see the new cds and the book shops, it is also the street where you can find the beautiful Pacifico Shopping Center.
Steve had taken this picture, though he does not like dealing with cameras, taking a picture of him is harder than climbing the Everest mountain, but I do have some pictures of him, hehehehe
Sep 21, 2005
Either to shop or just for a walk, this is a 10-blocks street you must walk in your visit to Buenos Aires.
You can buy leather goods (tip: try not to pay attention to the salesmen 'cos they'll try to drag yo to their shops and usually ask you for outrageous prices), clothes, books, electric appliances, you name it.
You'll get to see some buskers singing or dancing tango too.
Try to avoid it at midday, as it gets packed with businessmen and people who work in the area who go there to have lunch.
The pedestrian calle Florida is the main commercial center of the city. It's linked with shops, cafes and street performers.
Since the crisis Argentina went through in 2001, the banks windows in the center are covered by the sheet metal and there are just small entrances with the guards letting people in. Looks like these extra safety moves are just needed, even if it was just preventive, epecially in such places as calle Florida which is always crowded.
Florida St. is one of 2 pedestrian only streets in Buenos Aires. With shops, cafes, restaurants and malls all along the route it is a great place to walk and people watch.
During the work weeks, especially during lunch time and after work, the street is packed with office workers going about there daily routine. And because of the shops and sights, it is a popular place for tourists as well.
Often times from place to place, there are street performers doing tango, playing music or other types of performing arts. It is easy to spot by seeing a large gathering of people.
All along the street are some great shops for leather goods, clothing, shoes and just about anything else you are looking for.
Never had any problems myself, but would watch out for petty theives in this area. It is not secret that there are a lot of tourists in this area. So watch your valuables.
A very common scene in Florida Street: couples dancing tango. This pedestrian street is a nice place to walk, even in the night. There are many cheap stores, restaurants and snack-bars. You can see also many different street performers.
Florida is a long shopping street used daily by thousands of people work in the dowsntown area. Street performers, folk musicians, living statues and tango dancers entertain passersby in front of shops that sell leather goods, clothes, jewelry, electronic equipment, (tango!!!) records and books.
In 1880, it was the residence place of the elite of Buenos Aires that afterward (in 1910) moved to Plaza San Martin and Barrio Norte. In 1913, thanks to a petition signed by the proprietaries of the shops of the area, the street became pedestrian and the most important "confetarias" and shops installed there.
Start at Plaza San Martin and wlak all the way to Ave. De Mayo where Florida ends. Loads of people, tourist and locals. Plenty of shops plus the not to miss Galerias Pacifico shopping Center. Evry now and then look up and check some of the old architecture here and there. At the Corner od Ave. Cordoba and Florida check the Naval Circle Palatial building, certainly very beautiful.
Este es el punto de comienzo de la peatonal Florida , un letrero de un restaurante invitando a degustar vino.
This is the beginning of Florida pedestrian street and a restaurant sign inviting customers to taste some wine.
Por Florida son característico los puestos de venta de diarios y revistas, con mucha variedad de publicaciones nacionales y extranjeras.
For Florida there are typical the positions of selling of diaries and magazines, with a lot of variety of national and foreign publications.
Casi el final de la Calle Florida, a pocos metros de la plaza San Martin. El Reloj, en Florida y marcelo t. de Alvear.
Almost the end of the Street Florida, to few meters of the square San Martin. The Clock, in Florida and marcelo t. of Alvear.