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Address: Calle Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 6644-7357
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Architecture buffs will love the opulent, early 20th-century buildings that...

Architecture buffs will love the opulent, early 20th-century buildings that line this mile-long pedestrian mall, popular for its gem, leather and fur stores.

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There are plenty of shops and restaurants, but also many people asking to change money- and it was very annoying. I would only walk through to get an idea of the city vibe, but... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this small street because of the nice shops you can find there, great atmosphere and lively environment. Be aware that some bad guys are also there waiting for a chance to get an easy wallet.... we kept wallets and cell phones in our front pockets (relatively tightened).

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of shops and restaurants, but also many people asking to change money- and it was very annoying. I would only walk through to get an idea of the city vibe, but not spend much time here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a very long street just for pedestrians, so you do not have to worry about cars, just few time crossing the other streets but the traffic signals are good and most of the people respect them. Safety first: As any other big city, need to be careful walking with expose belongings that can attract a robber. Try to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Interesting shopping area. Was not really impressed. I thought the prices were high compared to other areas. Walked into several stores and staff didn't even greet us. Due to all I had read I was cautious to hold my bag close but everything went well. I compared prices to those in the market area and the market area had better... More 

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Villa Ballester, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a very interesting street, it is pedestrian only and it is always full of people, They are many restaurants, stores, street vendor's, hotels entertainment and even a mall. The street is full of money changers and you should be leery of them, they usually take you behind the scenes to do the transactions. There are many good restaurants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

A good street for shopping. It is a very lively place full of pedestrians and street artists, but beware of black market exchange dealers (who yell "cambio"). There is a legitimate exchange place at Sarmiento 480 called Câmbio Alpe which easily offered the best rates (the Real exchange was $3,70 on June 21st).

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Nice pedisitrian style street full of retail therapy. Shops are very much same same as you continue down the street but fun to fill in a couple of hours and most shops open til late. Lots of leather, clothes, shoes and souvenirs and the odd mall along the way. Ignore the money changers (Cambio, cambio!) and change money the legit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Calle Florida is an elegant shopping street in downtown Buenos Aires. Lots of shops, restaurants, and some shopping malls. There were also a lot of money changers. Galerías Pacífico is a mural-filled shopping mall, expensive designer shops,beautiful building - food hall in basement

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Florida Street (Calle Florida) is a fun visit in Buenos Aires. Lots of shops, restaurants, and some shopping malls. There were also a lot of money changers, as well as people selling tours and tickets to tango shows. Good for souvenir shopping too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Enjoy a break from vehicular traffic along this pedestrian only street. Even without car traffic, the street can still get pretty busy with street vendors, shoppers, tourists, office workers, and plenty of money changers. The shopping for leather products is good (but not as good as other parts of Argentina) and if you have American dollars the deals can be... More 

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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