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Florida Street

The city’s most famous street features a vast array of shops, vendors and artisans without the hassle of traffic.

Florida Street is the most prominent shopping boulevard in the city. It is a traffic-free zone full of many different types of stores. Travelers often visit the street to pick up souvenirs of their trip. Find many leather shops, vendors and street performers. You can usually pay in dollars here to get a better rate than the official peso. With the street’s central location and eclectic range of shops, it has become a principal destination for Buenos Aires visitors.

Take your time browsing shops without having to avoid noisy traffic. Haggle with street vendors and in certain shops. It may be beneficial to negotiate in dollars for a better rate. Because of Argentina’s ongoing inflation, locals are eager to obtain foreign currency, particularly dollars and euros. 

Many travelers exchange their dollars for pesos in Florida Street with the blue dollar informal exchange that is significantly higher than the official rate. Note that this practice is officially illegal and has some risk for counterfeit currency, but it is a very common practice. 

Although there are cheaper shopping zones in the city, Florida Street is convenient due to the high number of shops in one pedestrianized area. Items should still be cheaper than back home. Look for businesses participating in the Global Refund Tax scheme, whereby you can receive a 20 percent rebate at the airport; be sure to save your receipts.

Watch street performers dancing tango in front of gathering crowds. Slapstick comedy acts and living statues are also entertaining. Dine at one of the many restaurants in the street.

The area’s shopping history dates back to the late 19th century. The street has been entirely traffic-free since 1971. 

Find Florida Street in downtown Buenos Aires, near the city’s ports. The long avenue starts at the southern entrance of San Martin Square. Take a bus from any part of the city to the Retiro region and ask for directions to Florida Street from there. You can also take the city’s metro system to several stations along the street.

Holidays are pretty cool to start with. But throwing yourself into the entertaining experiences on offer always makes them better!

Your trip to Florida Street is just about to get really exciting. There are plenty of activities on offer, including:

For even more options, go to our Florida Street things to do page.


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Av. Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Patio Bullrich, Recoleta Cultural Center and Exhibition Center of the City of Buenos Aires. El Ateneo Grand Splendid and Teatro Colon are also within 1 mi (2 km). San Martin Station is 15 minutes by foot and Court Station is 18 minutes.

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    Grand King Hotel

    Grand King Hotel

    Lavalle 560, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in El Centro, this hotel is steps away from Lavalle Street and Florida Street. Obelisco and Galerias Pacifico are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station and Lavalle Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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      King's Hotel

      King's Hotel

      Av. Corrientes 623, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in El Centro, this hotel is steps away from Lavalle Street and Florida Street. Obelisco and Galerias Pacifico are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station is only a 2-minute walk and Lavalle Station is 5 minutes.

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        San Martin 474, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Florida Street and Galerias Pacifico. Luna Park and Centro Cultural Kirchner are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lavalle Station is 6 minutes.

          Liberty Hotel
          Liberty Hotel

          Liberty Hotel

          Av Corrientes 632, Buenos Aires
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in El Centro, this hotel is steps away from Lavalle Street and Florida Street. Obelisco and Galerias Pacifico are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station is only a 2-minute walk and Lavalle Station is 5 minutes.

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            ibis Styles Buenos Aires Florida

            Avenida Corrientes 628/632, Buenos Aires
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galerias Pacifico, Centro Cultural Kirchner and Obelisco. Teatro Colon and Casa Rosada are also within 15 minutes. Florida Station is only a 2-minute walk and Lavalle Station is 5 minutes.

              Claridge Hotel £41
              Claridge Hotel

              Claridge Hotel

              Tucuman 535, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in El Centro, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galerias Pacifico and Teatro Colon. Centro Cultural Kirchner and Obelisco are also within 15 minutes. Florida Station and Lavalle Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Che Juan Hostel BA £20
                Che Juan Hostel BA

                Che Juan Hostel BA

                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in El Centro, this hostel is steps away from Lavalle Street and Florida Street. Galerias Pacifico and Luna Park are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station is only a 3-minute walk and Leandro N Alem Station is 5 minutes.