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Calle Florida, Buenos Aires
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Calle Florida, Buenos Aires


Photo by Robert Wright, courtesy of Recoleta Cemetery Blog

Calle Florida is a fun place to shop in Buenos Aires. Not only is this pedestrian passageway lined with shops selling leather goods, jewelry and souvenirs, it is home to numerous eateries of note. And when the shops shut at sundown, street performers gather here. Stop in Galerias Pacifico, even if you're all shopped out. The murals adorning this Parisian style 'Bon Marché' were painted by top Argentine artists. Galerias Pacifico houses Centro Cultural Borges, a cultural center cum art museum.
Getting There
Calle Florida starts near Plaza de Mayo and runs roughly 1-mile to Plaza San Martin. Galerías Pacífico is located at the corner of Calle Florida and Avenida Cordoba. The A, D and E subte lines stop near Plaza de Mayo. The B line stops on Calle Florida; the C line at Plaza San Martin. Numerous city buses called colectivos stop in the barrios of Monserrat, San Nicolás and Retiro.
Hours & Times
Galerías Pacífico and Centro Cultural Borges (an entrance fee is charged; a reduced rate is available for students and seniors) are open Monday through Saturday 10:00 - 21:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 21:00. The shops on Calle Florida have their own hours.
Things to Keep in Mind
Check the quality before you buy. Keep your receipts. The VAT tax, 16%, is refundable in full on all purchases exceeding $70 made at stores displaying a Tax Free Shopping sign. Refunds can be obtained from the return desk located at the airport.
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