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“This plaza goes all over the place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Francia

Plaza Francia
Av. del Libertador & Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires 1129ACC, Argentina (Recoleta)
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Ranked #49 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Seattle, Washington
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“This plaza goes all over the place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I am not sure where this plaza begins or ends. There is a sign for it but ask locals and each will give you a different location of the plaza. So it's not a small plaza but rather a park area. You are near the recoleta cemetery, there is a long sidewalk fair that seems to be going all the time, the big metal flower is near by and the concrete bridge with no hand rails leads you there. This is a good plaza to check out while walking around BA.

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“Artisans Market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Don't hesitate--go to the Artisan's Market held at Plaza Francia each Saturday and Sunday. The variety and quality of the handmade items is excellent and the prices are reasonable. The market itself is huge and set up in a maize like jumble of paths but if you go the same way twice you are sure to see different things so no worries. Caution--watch for pickpockets and carry small bills so you don't have to get much change. Counterfeit bills abound so be careful.

Visited February 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Nice to visit on week ends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

It's near REcoleta. You an visit the cementery and the Pilar Church. Every week end there is a nice artisans market there and musicians and clowns and dancers in the park. A lively and nice place to visit dont't miss it.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“The best artisan's fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

IMHO, this park has the best fare. It is big, you can find clothes, silver and leather bracelts, earings, "mates" and "bombillas", and all sorts of crafts. The surroundings are a must see too. The Recoleta neighbourhood, the most accomodated in the city, has the cemetery close by, there are great bars and discos, movies, the church, the Museum of Art, and the Law School that belongs to the University of Buenos Aires which is a really distinctive building. All the architechture and green makes this tour a really nice one to take in a sunny day.

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“Only a few days in BA? get many things to see in one place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

this is a great spot to see a lot of BA in a small area. starting with the Recoleta cemetery, you can go in -for free- and visit the tombs of local celebrities and historic figures. walking down a few meters to Av. del Libertador you will find the original chapel that used to be the heart of this whole stretch of land which is now Recoleta, NS del Pilar is more than 100 years old. You can keep walking down to find hip and design stores (saturdays and specially sundays there is an artisan fair that goes around the square, live shows, independant artists, familiar ambiance). If you are willing to leave the plaza, across the street you have; museum of bellas artes, faculty of law and a few blocks away the floralis - a sculpture of a giant flower that emulates the opening/closing of a real flower according to daylight. if you are lucky, you can visit le palais de glace, an art center that features very interesting top-notch artistic events and exhibitions.

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