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Plaza Francia

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Address: Av Hipolito Yrigoyen 1300/1350 | Av Hipolito Yrigoyen y Marques de Sobremonte (San Rafael / Mendoza), Buenos Aires 5600, Argentina
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Great place to visit at weekends

Plaza Francia at weekends is a full of the spirit of cool Buenos Aires. Foreigns and locals mingle and the result is great. You can buy some things in the local market and see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is where people meet for a good time listening to some music. The city of San Rafael is small but very cute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Plaza Francia at weekends is a full of the spirit of cool Buenos Aires. Foreigns and locals mingle and the result is great. You can buy some things in the local market and see and listen the many street shows available. Visit on the same day the recoleta cementary as they are very close one another

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Plaza Francia is a very large park located at the classy neighborhood of "La Recoleta" close to the church Basilica del Pilar and the Cemetery. you can see street performers, street sellers and a wide caleidoscope of people. I recommend visiting this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I am bias because I used to live close by and was my favorite place to visit during the weekends. Plaza Francia has on Saturdays and Sundays a huge flee market with amazing art, crafts and jewelry made by local artists. The prices are reasonable and the quality of the merchandise is very good. Also great musicians play during the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There are two kind of visits to this wonderful park! One is the touristic one during Sundays which is completely crowded, with lots of handcrafted silverware or artisan work in temporary stands. The other one, is a more locals one, during weekdays, to stay calm and have a nice walk or a picnic in this wonderful park. To completely different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This plaza is always nice to visit wether on weekends and during the week. The vendors never try to push you into buying.There is a wide range of artesenal goods for sale here, many of which are high quality. One can combine a visit here with a tour of the cemetery, high tea at the Alvear Hotel, and various other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For me this is nearly heaven ......week days, an ideal place to watch the world go by before slinking off for a coffee at the luxourious La Biela cafe on the corner of the Plaza. At weekends the area is alive with hundreds of upmarket art and craft dealers where the discerning tourist should their presents. Recoleta church overlooks the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

very interesting area just in front of St Francis Church with many stalls selling original local artisan work such as silverware ( some plated), leather, trinkets and much more to while away a couple of hours. Shopping mall with coffee shops and restaurants very close by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

This plaza was not far from where I was staying and even closer to the Recoleta Cemetery, which I pretty much visited every day. During the week it's fairly quiet but on weekends, watch out! Huge street fair. Large crowds. Great prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a very nice place to go on a sunny afternoon. It is just in front of Recoleta cementery which I also recommend you to visit (it worth it and moreover, it is free!). There is a feria in which you can buy handmade products or, you can just sit, relax, have a drink and listen to live music.... More 

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Address: Av Hipolito Yrigoyen 1300/1350 | Av Hipolito Yrigoyen y Marques de Sobremonte (San Rafael / Mendoza), Buenos Aires 5600, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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