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Plaza Francia

Address: Av. del Libertador & Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires 1129ACC, Argentina (Recoleta)
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Ranked #52 of 237 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
797 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Paramus, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fantastic outdoor fair with tons of vendors selling handmade crafts...lots of beautiful jewelry and regional souvenirs at great prices. The vendors are only there on weekends, so plan accordingly. And while you are there, visit the church which has architecture and details which are breathtaking.

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78 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went to markets in San Telmo and Palermo Soho. We liked the market in the Plaza Francia more. There were better quality leather goods and jewelry. Just outside the gates of the Recoleta cemetery. Nice park to sit and people watch nearby.

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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258 reviews 258 reviews
48 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

In a central Recoleta location, this is a nice square for a stroll or to just sit in the sun and see life going by. On weekends, there is a handicraft market, people having their picnic on the lawn and listening to live-bands play and sometimes you even catch some Tango performance. A good place to relax after a lot... More

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Baden, Aargau, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Feria de la plaza de francia is up until now my favourit market in Bs As, they have lots of handmade artscraft and jewelry. The jewelry is very neat not that expensive. In case you need to withdraw money, there are ATMs in the design shopping mall close by. On one side of the market there's the Hardrock Cafe and... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

If you are looking for good quality arts and crafts, whether for yourself or others, this is the place to go. The little tent/booths go on forever, on all the sidewalks running through and around the Plaza Francia. I didn't even get to all of them, and I was there for at least an hour. I would definitely allow two... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Pick a sunny day, light clothes and go walk. A safe and cosy family place. A very peculiar street market gives you that little different thing. Nevertheless, you'll be able to find ice-cream shops and nice cafes nearby. Overall, a very nice walk. Don't miss the cemetery and the Museum of art!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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231 reviews 231 reviews
182 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This Plaza, right across Recoleta Cemetary, hosts a daily Feria, with a lot of handicraft and jewelry for sale. You will also find many street musicians and all kinds of public gatherings. Still, it is a great place to sit down and enjoy the day with your friends or with a book.

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United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Plaza Francia is the location of the lovely Recoleta feria. Spend the day there with your family or a group of friends. There is plenty to do and see. There are comedies that set up in the middle of the plaza who tell jokes and put on little puppet shows. Take a stroll through the Recoleta cemetery if you have... More

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