Florida Street Area Shopping (Self Guided), Buenos Aires

Florida Street drips elegance and sophistication from many of its stores. Catering for those who like some of the finer things in life, this downtown pedestrianized locale is one of THE places to come in the city for leather goods. Many locals and tourists also flock here to buy sports equipment. And if you’re in the market for some last minute souvenirs, search through stores selling such traditional and beloved items as football jerseys, tango figurines and shot glasses.

One of the biggest draws is the internationally famous Galerias Pacifico. This upmarket shopping mall is home to more than 150 stores, including such leading global brands as Lancôme, Lacoste, Nike and Christian Lacroix. The mall is housed in a lavish building, which features a 450m2 central dome covered in murals.

While you are in the area, make your way over to Avenida Corrientes. This is one of the most famous and popular thoroughfares in the city and encompasses cinemas, the city’s theater district and numerous bookstores, many of which are open late into the night. Tango legend Carlos Gardel lived here and there are commemorative plaques on street corners dedicated to key figures in the development of the genre. As you walk along the street, admire the exhilarating mix of architectural styles, which includes gleaming skyscrapers and Art Deco buildings.
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Florida Street Area Shopping Map

Guide Name: Florida Street Area Shopping
Guide Location: Argentina » Buenos Aires
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: vickyc

Walking Tours in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in Buenos Aires

Create Your Own Walk in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires Introduction Walking Tour

Buenos Aires Introduction Walking Tour

Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina. The city was first founded as Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre in 1536 by the Spanish. But this settlement was quickly abandoned in 1542, and the city was refounded in 1580. Buenos Aires boomed as a port city focused on trade.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Palermo Area Walking Tour

Palermo Area Walking Tour

Palermo is one of the most famous areas of Buenos Aires - it's well known to locals and among tourists as well. It's also the largest neighborhood of the city, and is divided into smaller sub-districts, namely: Palermo Chico, Palermo Viejo, Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, Las Cañitas and Alto Palermo. Check out our walking tour of the most popular places and buildings in these areas.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

You may be surprised by the great number of churches, chapels and cathedrals around Buenos Aires. There are plenty of well known and frequently visited churches around the city, which is divided into 24 parishes and sub-parishes - each with a church of its own.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Recoleta Neighborhood Walking Tour

Recoleta Neighborhood Walking Tour

Recoleta is one of most beautiful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires - it's the city's heart of art and elegance, grace and modernism, culture and leisure. Here you will find lots of things to do like: visiting museums, galleries and cultural centers; relaxing in one of the beautiful parks and plazas; or sampling the delicious local food. And if you travel to Recoleta with kids you will be...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Historical Buildings and Monuments Walk

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Old buildings are like mirrors of the past that reveal a little part of the history of a given place. There's much to admire in a historical building, whether its the architectural elements, the style or the décor that grabs you. Here in Buenos Aires, if you walk within its historical buildings, you can enter the history of the city and the spirit of the Argentine people.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles

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