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Address: | Microcentro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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a bit dangerous, more thefts of tourists in recent years. Same for connected Calle Florida, although Florida has a lovely indoor shopping mall, Galerias Pacifico. Beware the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I remember Lavalle of the 1980s and 90s, what a pity as other reviewers have stated this is a demonstration of the decay of Argentine society under the present corrupt regime. Many of the cinemas of the past are now evangelist churches. One of the two "Palacio de la Papa Frita" (the Palace of the Potato Chip)famous for its Bife... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

a bit dangerous, more thefts of tourists in recent years. Same for connected Calle Florida, although Florida has a lovely indoor shopping mall, Galerias Pacifico. Beware the street hawkers offering to change your foreign currency to Pesos!! Some bathrooms, McDonalds, some wheelchair access.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Is just SO SAD, to see what this place has become...back in the day it was were my family would take me to the movies, and then have some food at the wonderful "El Palacio de la Papa Frita" (I'll review them later. Now is just dangerous, full of pick pockets, and prostitutes...the lowest of the low. Clear proof of... More 

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Toronto, On
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Always crowded and great bargains to be had. However, it's seen better days and it's always advisable to hold tightly onto your purse!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

It is rife with pick pockets. the squares between florida and 9 de julio are full of porn films. rather seedy and low life. Calle Florida is a better choice.

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Martinez, Bs As, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Dirty, smelly. Full of homeless cardboard gatherers by night. Full of bad mooded workers by day. What would you want to go to a place like this for unless you have some document to complete or work to get done. If you are visiting, you will find nothing worth it here...

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Germiston, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

it is a side step from walking amongst the traffic and makes th trip down to the harbour area enjoyable. lots of shops and variety with hassle free walking and not having to hear the sound of the traffic

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Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This street used to make a duet with the calle Florida as the haet spot streetsin the downtown of Buenos Aires. Full of stores and street vendors and performers, they were fuzzy from early morning to late, very late at night, say 1 am. This year, the Florida was freed from the street vendors and performers, I guess for the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

A pedestrian street once full of cinemas and theaters now replaced by low quality stores and arcades.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

It's a peatonal st. You can walk there only during the day . At night it's angeorus as far as there are dangerous people of all kinds. I try not to go there.

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Address: | Microcentro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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