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El Abasto

Av Corrientes y Aguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Balvanera)
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Ranked #142 of 312 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Neighborhoods
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Santiago, Chile
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152 reviews 152 reviews
121 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nothing special about this mall, but if you go, you can visit the information desk for a booklet of stores that offer discounts for tourists. There is a large food court and also many activities here for children including a museum and an amusement centre.

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Maceio, AL
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

The mall is located where it used to be the fruit and vegetables market, and the building is gorgeus! Although it got altered for its new purpose on the top floors you still see all the structure. Simply beautiful! Inside the mall are located the museo de los ninos and neverland (an arcade). Nice place to take the kids in... More

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London
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264 reviews 264 reviews
66 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Being the largest shopping centre in BA we expected something better. This just seems a run down centre with an average selection of retailers. We ended up buying something at Zara which is well known in Europe. What we found strange was that the seasons are opposite to ours so here in BA they are showing winter clothes.

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sydney
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visit B's A's every year, and I always make multiple visits to Abasto shopping centre. Sometimes I find many things to buy, and other years, I don't find much to my liking (but that is seasonal fashion). Good for kids clothing, I always buy loads of things for my nephews, and they have the children's museum. With the current... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The shopping mall of the Abasto is quite interesting for its old art deco arquitecture very weel preserved in some parts and not so much in others. I recommend not to have lunch there as the communal area is always overcrowded, noisy and dirty. I thing visiting this place is a good thing to do if you have more than... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Excelent to go shopping the best of all you can go outside and there you have Carlos Gardel corner!!! Also you have free bus to yout hotel and from the hotel

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Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a pretty good mall to visit, not far from the middle of the downtown core. The stores have a good variety and a good food court. Although I have no children, it has a mega childrens' playground.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Good shopping center with good shops. Noisy but cool. It is very important that you search for offers, they are there and you can save a lot of money

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place is awesome. Even if you don't have kids (hence you're not heading to the incredible children's museum) it's a worthwhile mall to explore for the sheer grandness of it all. They converted an old market into this indoor mall and did a bang-up job! The building is impressive and the renovation divine. Inside you'll find the only kosher... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good local and international brands, cinema complex, arcade, food court, all in a spacious shopping mall.

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