Florida fue en el pasado la calle de las residencia más elegantes de Buenos Aires y, detrás de los innumerables carteles luminosos, suelen encontrarse interesantes fachadas de antiguos petit hotels.
Florida was in the past the street of them residence more elegant of Buenos Aires and, behind the innumerable luminous cartels, it is usual for interesting frontages of ancient petit hotels to be.
Entre las calles Paraguay y Córdoba, el edificio Harrod' s ocupa casi toda la manzana y recuerda época de las grandes tiendas. Realizado por Estudio Conder en 1914, forma un gran frente con fachada, donde destacan la importancia de las 11 grandes vidrieras y sus delicados detalles en bronce. En la actualidad el comercio se halla cerrado con futuro incierto. En el pasado había varios pisos de comercio y un Snack Bar.
Between the streets Paraguay and Cordoba, the building Harrod ' s occupies almost the whole apple and remembers epoch of the big shops. Realized by Study Conder in 1914, it forms a great front with frontage, where they emphasize the importance of 11 big shop windows and his delicate details in bronze. In the actuality the commerce is closed by uncertain future. In the past there were several flats of commerce and a Snack Bar.
Ocupa un largo de 10 cuadras todas peatonales. Es un fabulosa arteria comercial y cultural que puede competir con las mejores de Roma o París. Allí tenía su casa Mariquita Sánchez de Thompson y Mendeville. Fue la calle preferida para ir a las corridas de toro, pasaron ejércitos y comparsas. Tenía un toque aristocrático y popular a la vez que ya desapareció, sin embargo quedan aún librerías, cafés y tiendas tradicionales.
A length of 10 stables occupies all the pedestrian ones. It is one fabulous commercial and cultural artery that can compete with the best of Rome or Paris. There it had his house Mariquita Sánchez de Thompson and Mendeville. It was the street preferred to go to the bullfights of bull, armies and walk-ons happened. An aristocratic and popular touch had simultaneously that disappeared already, nevertheless bookstores, coffees and traditional shops stay still.
Sobre Florida y Córdoba se encuentra el edificio del Centro Naval cuyas puertas constituyen verdaderas joyas de herrería.
On Florida and Cordoba one finds the building of the Naval Center which doors constitute real jewelry of smithy.
Faroles que iluminan de noche la ciudad de Buenos Aires y de dia decoran esta hermosa ciudad.
Lanterns that illuminate at night the city of Buenos Aires and in the daytime they decorate this beautiful city.
Right at the foot of the Florida Pedestrian Street and probably one of the nosiest parts of the city sits the Banco De Boston. Completed after 3 years of construction in 1924, the main offices of the Bank were inaugurated in the presence of President Marcelo T. de Alvear. Immediately it became an important landmark and THE architectural benchmark of the city. Most elements of the construction were imported from the US, including 400 tons of carved used in the entrances.
These days the building is privately owned and no tours are available. The best place to view the outside of the building is from the opposite side of the Roque S. Pena Avenue. The portico is best viewed from the corner of Florida and Pena.
Florida is a pedestrian street situated at the district called Microcentro ("micro-downtown). Along this street you will find fancy shops, high quality hotels and restaurants, street musicians and dancers, and thousand people!
Florida es una calle peatonal ubicada en el barrio llamado Microcentro. A lo largo de esta calle encontrarán tiendas de lujo, hoteles y restaurantes de calidad, músicos y bailarines callejeros, y miles de personas!
FLORIDA STREET (Calle Florida) ... one of the great shopping streets in the world, everything is here from leather to books to clothes to jewelry. Don't miss the tango dancers who dance for change or the mimes (ugh!) or the human statues it is all great fun.
Galerias Pacifico is a fantastic mall with incredible paintings on the wall and a Borges museum inside. Sit, have a cup of cafe (cortado!) and people watch!!!
It is the shopping street of Buenos Aires lined with expensive gem stores, malls, all kind of shops. The street was looking like an ordinary street in Europe. I felt like I was in Istanbul for a moment. As soon as I step in an shopping mall in Calle Florida, I noticed that one of Tarkan's(Famous Turkish pop singer) song was being played. It was quite fun though.
A cafe called 'Florida Garden' near the Plaza San Martin also reminded me something from my childhood. It is quite old cafe from 7O's. They have a 15 meter bar where you can drink something. The waithers were extremly helpfull and friendly. As you sip your cafe you can sit near the window and watch passerby.
The first picture is Ave Florida outside Galerias Pacifico. You can see a C&A dept store and also Tower Records. Second picture: many shoppers oblivious to the magnificent ceiling fresco inside Galerias Pacifico (a mall). Ave Florida is a pedestrian only street which represents the shopping belt if the city. Someway midpoint of this street it intersects Ave Lavalle the restaurant/cinema belt. Street buskers present their talents here and occasionally you might catch a glimpse of the tango.
I saw this guy on Sunday in San Telmo on Defensa street and then on Monday I saw him on Florida Street. This is a pic of him on Florida street.
Avenida Florida is a long stretch of street, a pedestrian boulivard with hundreds of stores and restaurants and lots of street performers. It is a definite must see activity.
The city's shopping lane is Calle Florida. While strolling along this lively road watch for the beautiful architecture of the Centro Naval building.
Walk around Florida and adjacent streets (near Obelisco). Shop, eat, drink, dance, listen to the music, live vividly...