Shopping in Buenos Aires

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Shopping in Buenos Aires

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  • Leigh-Traveler2015
    Birmingham, AL1,114 contributions
    I wish I had known about this market. We went the afternoon before departing Argentina for home. If I had only known...I would have brought a suitcase and packing material and brought tons of great stuff home!
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • louisa756
    Dallas, TX61 contributions
    This Argentine tango show is held inside the Borges Cultural Center (BCC) located inside the beautiful Galerias Pacifico shopping center in Buenos Aires. Theater type seats are basic, cushioned, and comfortable.

    Different performances of tango are scheduled for different days during the week. Three of us went to see Pasion de Tango show on a Tuesday evening. One of the few early tango shows in Buenos Aires central area so you can plan other activities such as wining and dining at other places.

    One purchases open-seating tickets at least one-hour before the show at their manned kiosk inside the BCC. Cost in Feb 2020 was only $900 Argentine Pesos. Cash only, no credit cards. Theatre is air-conditioned and kept at a comfortable temperature. Lighting is good. Sound is good.

    No photography or video recording of any kind is allowed during the performance. They sell DVDs after the show however, we never found them.

    The performance included a small live band which played quite well. The dancers performed historic Argentine tangos covering several periods and costume changes. A solo male singer serenaded the audience between dances. The entire show started early at 8 pm and ended at just over an hour. This allows finding dinner later at a dedicated restaurant.

    In summary, a great introduction to historic Argentine tangos with no frills (no drinks or food service to gouge patrons).
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • panamtravelkid
    Los Angeles, CA292 contributions
    nice festival atmosphere with lots of stalls of offerings. The handmade artisanal crafts were nice, but plenty of touristy things to weed through. Artistic hand painted postcards, handmade wallets from leather or colorful cloth - all very sweet keepsakes when you get home. A great place for non-cheesy souvenirs and gifts for friends, family, assistant, and holiday gifts . There is very little shade, so suggest bringing a hat. Leave time to peruse, see local performers and maybe a band of drummers will start a party in the street!
    Written March 12, 2020
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  • sndovale
    Lincoln, CA1,184 contributions
    We really enjoyed an afternoon here. This is a place locals go to enjoy the atmosphere, food, music and culture.
    Written September 25, 2019
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  • sandy c
    Copenhagen, Denmark633 contributions
    Normally when I see the words 'cultural centre' I imagine an empty old building serving as a make-work project and people paid to sit around and do nothing. But here, it's much different.
    Young people dancing- in different styles from room to room. Workshops, DJs, Art galleries and exhibitions small and large, wild and wonderful. Whoever curates this place really puts together fantastic presentations. There's even a hands-on science gallery for younger kids. (Touching the displays is mandatory!)
    I admit it felt a bit strange as an outsider wandering through, but what is art for if not to be seen? But wander you must! There are many galleries within- some along the inside hallway, others along the outer corridor.
    There is a craft market outside with food vendors on Saturdays, and a cafe at least inside. In addition they'll have concerts and films, check their web site if you want the current program.
    Overall, it was the joy and exhuberance of everthing going on here that made my visit worthwhile.
    Written March 21, 2020
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  • David20130609
    Waunakee, WI1,162 contributions
    Outdoor mall. Mostly cloths we few other stores. It was end of summer with lots of sales. Good prices.
    Written January 29, 2019
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  • Nelson C
    Salvador, BA1,209 contributions
    This market strong side are furnitures and lots of beautiful junk. Alleys and alleys. Nevertheless, you can find hidden gems: the original libreto of operas, precious first edition of books, old fashioned posters and much more. We got a beautiful very old necklace of blue quatro with a golden finishing. Not cheap, but beautiful!
    Written January 21, 2020
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  • WImom
    Fond du Lac, WI2,339 contributions
    Patio Bullrich was located across the street from our hotel, Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta. We went here for a walk but didn't shop. Many upscale shopping chains plus other local vendors. Security had a good presence. Food court had a great variety.
    Written April 26, 2020
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  • Queen J
    California2,101 contributions
    A 3min walk from the Catedral subte (metro) stop, you'll find Galleria Guemes. Built in 1915, Galería Güemes was the city’s first skyscraper. The 16-story building is now an average mall housed in one of the best art nouveau buildings in the world. It is said that the writer of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, once lived in an upstairs apartment in this building.

    Sit in the cafe on the ground floor and look up at the glass dome ceiling. For 60 pesos, you can take an elevator to the 14th floor, then climb a spiral staircase to see views of the buildings in the Florida area and the Rio de Plata in the distance. The observation deck is open M-F from 9-12pm, and from 3pm – 5:30pm, but is closed on weekends. We popped into this building around 1pm, so we couldn't go to the observation deck, but we had already visited nearby Palacio Borolo, which is higher, anyway.
    Written April 15, 2020
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  • Trekkieboots
    Dublin, Ireland592 contributions
    This little shopping mall is very pretty. It has these lovely cobbled streets with an eclectic mix of shops, some with lovely local crafts. Worth a visit if you're in this lovely neighbourhood.
    Written November 6, 2020
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  • WorldTravelers34
    Chicago, IL2,415 contributions
    We walked through this mall on a recent trip to Buenos Aires. The Abasto shopping center is probably the one mall in Buenos Aires that has at least something to appeal to all people, of all ages. It’s wonderful 1930s Art Deco architecture and grand size add to the experience. In 1999, Abasto was reborn into a shopping center as it was refurbished completely on the inside, and with additional structures at the back and side, but keeping the original beautiful Art Deco façade. The area around Abasto also just happens to be where the most famous tango singer of all time, Carlos Gardel lived for most of his life. It is worth seeing this building. Go to the food court level and admire the ceilings.
    Written January 26, 2020
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  • Danny
    Beinsdorp, The Netherlands1,575 contributions
    Recoleta Mall
    A new mall in Recoletta .
    If you just want to wander and search for great shops plse try Recoleta Mall
    Written December 31, 2019
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  • ksjones6
    San Diego, CA30 contributions
    I would give this place 6 stars if I could. It was recommended to me by a friend. I went in around 11 am, and asked about getting a jacket tailored to fit. I picked out a style and color, and they took my measurements, asked how many days I was visiting for, and when I said 2, they said, “oh, we better get this to you tonight.” I went out to dinner, and when I got back, my perfectly fitted jacket, which was reasonably priced, was waiting in my hotel room. That’s what I call a happy and memorable retail experience.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • nikkibairstow
    Brisbane, Australia30 contributions
    This is a shopping outlet that is easy on the eye. In the trendy Palermo District. An old train station that has been transformed and looks awesome. Some delicious little cafes and ice cream places. Plenty of outlet shops of popular brands, but compared to prices I can get at home in Australia - EXPENSIVE!
    Written February 4, 2018
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  • Peter Taradash
    Campione d'Italia, Italy70 contributions
    Mercado Belgrano
    Calle Juramento 2527, Buenos Aires: A real discovery -- well off the beaten tourist path. Many ethnic deli's with German sausages, Vietnamese Nems, Imported Draft/Craft Beers & gourmet burgers. We loved the giant hamburgers & fries Lowell's Biergarten & a dozen other inexpensive sit-down restaurants. Gourmet cooking utensils, well worth a visit. Across the street is Coto a huge supermarket with the biggest & cheapest selection of supermarket stuff. What surprised us (after living in France) was that stuff like Liver, Kidneys, Sweetbreads, Tongue was unbelievably cheap- I mean like a USA a dollar or two per kilo. The Argentines just don't seem to eat that "offal" stuff much, considering it to be pet food. In my other reviews, I mention that anything grown or produced in Argentina is half of the EU or USA price (or less) while imported stuff tends to be double the prices or more.
    Written January 18, 2020
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