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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.


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Claridge Hotel

Claridge Hotel

Tucuman 535, Buenos Aires
3.9
of 5, from 473 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This white-columned hotel is in the heart of the Buenos Aires' central business district, a half-block from the vibrant Calle Florida pedestrian-only shopping street and 5 blocks from Puerto Madero.

£62
Amérian Buenos Aires Park Hotel

Amérian Buenos Aires Park Hotel

Reconquista 699, Buenos Aires
4.0
of 5, from 43 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Microcentro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galerias Pacifico and Plaza San Martin. Teatro Colon and Torre de los Ingleses are also within 15 minutes.

£75
Hotel Pulitzer

Hotel Pulitzer

Maipu 907, Buenos Aires
4.4
of 5, from 79 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Microcentro, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Naval Center, Plaza San Martin, and Torre de los Ingleses. Teatro Colon and Obelisco are also within 15 minutes.

£111
Melia Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center

Melia Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center

Reconquista 945 - Centro, Buenos Aires
4.3
of 5, from 166 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Microcentro, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Edificio Kavanagh, Plaza San Martin, and Torre de los Ingleses. Teatro Colon and Obelisco are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£94
Sheraton Libertador Hotel

Sheraton Libertador Hotel

Av. Cordoba 690, Buenos Aires
4.0
of 5, from 132 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This downtown Buenos Aires hotel is a block from Florida Pedestrian Street and within 1 km (0.6 mi) of shops and the Teatro Colón Opera House.

Esmeralda Palace Hotel

Esmeralda Palace Hotel

Esmeralda 527, Buenos Aires
3.2
of 5, from 29 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Avenida Corrientes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gran Rex Theatre, Obelisco, and Teatro Colon. Plaza de Mayo and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

£57
NH Buenos Aires Crillón

NH Buenos Aires Crillón

Av Santa Fe 796, Buenos Aires
4.1
of 5, from 29 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Edificio Kavanagh, Plaza San Martin, and Torre de los Ingleses. Teatro Colon and Obelisco are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£72
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725 Continental

Av. Pte Roque Saenz Pena 725, Buenos Aires
4.0
of 5, from 97 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Mayo, and Obelisco. Casa Rosada and Cabildo are also within 10 minutes.

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