Calle Florida
Calle Florida
3.5
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Architecture buffs will love the opulent, early 20th-century buildings that line this mile-long pedestrian mall, popular for its gem, leather and fur stores.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: San Nicolás
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 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.
How to get there
  • General San Martín • 3 min walk
  • Retiro • 8 min walk
See what travelers are saying
  • KarenM1_10
    1,084 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pedestrian only shopping street
    Calle Florida is a pedestrian only shopping street where you can also grab a quick bite here. This is the same street where you can access Galerias Pacifico. Nice to take a stroll down here even if you are not interested in purchasing anything.
    Visited February 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Clevlander
    Springfield, Illinois4,987 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart of Buenos Aires
    This is the heart of Buenos Aires. Everything starts on this street which is full of stores, people, and money exchange places. You will be asked at every corner if you’re interested in exchanging dollars for local Argentinian pesos. You can find anything on this street, including food, clothing, leather, etc. It’s always lively, it’s pedestrian, and you can find also the Famous Galeria Pacifico on this street. It is my favorite street in Buenos Aires and I never miss walking by at least once during a visit
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas3,866 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bustle reminded me of New York City
    Calle Florida is a busy commercial and tourist street in Buenos Aires. My wife and I went there to shop and exchange money from USD to Argentine pesos. I was leery to go into one of the “caves” to exchange money so I went to one of the exchange houses on the corner. The hustle and bustle of Florida Street reminded me of New York City.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina65,232 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pedestrian street of shops & money changers
    Mostly low to medium quality goods sold on this pedestrian street. There are a few exceptions, such as Galeria Pacifica, and some medium to higher end eateries. Often, there are some very good street performers on Calle Florida.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 13, 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,193 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mainly known for currency exchange
    There are shops and other locations along this pedestrian only street (at least in the areas we walked), but the real reason to visit is all of the cambios (money changers). We were looking to exchange some US $100 bills, and places either had a posted exchange rate or someone out on the street repeating "Cambio, Cambio" who would let you know. We asked a few times and eventually got a rate close to the "Blue dollar" that we saw on our app. This is not quite a black market rate, but it's much better than the official exchange, so we brought some nice (new, unmarked, untorn, clean) bills from home for exchange.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 4, 2024
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Victoria P
318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Florida Street is closed off to vehicles which makes it nice to walk around. Tons of shops, restaurants and entertainment. You can also get money exchanged here. If you want souvenirs, this is the place. The later in the day of eve, the more street vendors come out to sell the wares. We happened by when couples were doing the tango. We also go a great meal here.
Written February 14, 2020
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SNB
Southworth, WA538 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
If you want a 50% discount, do it the safe way and avoid the Cambio vendors in Buenos Aires. Don't pay in USD or using a credit card. pay in Argentina Pesos - Send yourself money using Remitly before leaving USA and pickup your cash in Argentina Pesos at the nearest Cobro Express. 
Written December 18, 2022
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Calle Florida is a busy commercial and tourist street in Buenos Aires. My wife and I went there to shop and exchange money from USD to Argentine pesos. I was leery to go into one of the “caves” to exchange money so I went to one of the exchange houses on the corner. The hustle and bustle of Florida Street reminded me of New York City.
Written October 30, 2023
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WeekendTreker
Charlotte, NC399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a classic tourist trap. Don't wear or carry anything valuable and take discreet photos. You want to avoid standing out in the crowd. Hit the I love Gift stores for the best deals on sovineers and keep it moving. Order your Uber pickup in front of the Claridge hotel on Tucumen Street for safety. The hotel has a parking lane for safe fast pickup. Safe travels.
Written April 5, 2023
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Clevlander
Springfield, IL4,987 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is the heart of Buenos Aires. Everything starts on this street which is full of stores, people, and money exchange places. You will be asked at every corner if you’re interested in exchanging dollars for local Argentinian pesos. You can find anything on this street, including food, clothing, leather, etc. It’s always lively, it’s pedestrian, and you can find also the Famous Galeria Pacifico on this street. It is my favorite street in Buenos Aires and I never miss walking by at least once during a visit
Written October 1, 2023
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Calle Florida is a pedestrian only shopping street where you can also grab a quick bite here. This is the same street where you can access Galerias Pacifico. Nice to take a stroll down here even if you are not interested in purchasing anything.
Written May 26, 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
This pedestrian street is home to many souvenir, bookstores, and other shops, cafes, eateries, and more. It is a fairly safe area during daylight hours.
Written October 28, 2022
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travelingmike
Hillsboro, Oregon152 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overview:

Calle Florida is a street that Buenos Aires has converted to a pedestrian walking path. It has been completely tiled in black and white tiles and has an attractive appearance. This street serves as a walking path from Avenida de Mayo to another popular plaza in Buenos Aires and is a safe way to get around the city. There are a lot of cars in the city that drive poorly and crossing the street in Buenos Aires is a leap of faith in some areas. This street is a nice alternative to dodging cars.

Detail:

Most of the shops on Florida street cater to tourists, and many souvenirs, and speciality items can be purchased here. Be advised that many items that you find here will have speciality prices (high) on this street. In addition to the stores on this street, you will find a number of street venders selling a lot of misc. items. They set up in the center of the wallking lane and sell a wide variety of items that the people walk around. Many popular fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King, and ice cream shops can be found on this street, too.

In addition to shops, you can usually find a Tango exhibition. A popular location for the Tango exhibitions is at Florida and Lavalle streets. You will typically find a couple dressed in Tango attire performing a tango dance while tourist watch and take pictures. Nice addition to the experience.

Helpful hints:

1. While this is a fun place to visit be aware that pick pockets and purse snatchers find this to be an attractive spot with all of the "rich" tourists in one gathering spot. While I did not see or hear of any specific incidents, I was advised by the locals to have a firm grip on my posessions and to wear your backpack or purse on the front of your body with a grip on it. Better safe than sorry.
2. You will find people passing out A LOT of paper flyers on this street. They make a big production of it, loudly ripping it off of a stack, and thrusting it in front of you. Just firmly say no, and walk on by as they try and hand it to you (unless you want the flyer). Otherwise you will end up with a stack of useless papers at the end our your visit.
3. The street Lavalle is, also, pedestrian only area and some deals can be found on this street. It crosses Florida street about four streets from Avenida de Mayo. Consider checking it out, too, for some better prices.
4. Most people will not experience this, but traveling as a single guy walking down the street I was very agressively marketed by several strip clubs and flyers for call girls on and just off Flordia street. While I never saw an actual sign for these places(Probably due to it not being allowed by the government, as not to offend the tourists, and the pleasent image of the street.), there are people on the street instead of a sign agressively talking to you and following you as you pass by their location to come inside. If you walk with your girlfriend, wife, or a female friend they will probably will not bother you and leave you alone. Just don't be surprised if you are a guy by yourself, or walking a distance from your significant other and are approached on the street by these places.

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Written November 11, 2008
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reinarubia
Calhoun, GA6,222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed only a few blocks from Calle Florida for two weeks last month. We walked the street almost daily so I became very familiar with what it has to offer.
I believe the street is about a mile long from Avenida de Mayo to San Martin Plaza. You will find all kinds of services along with the shopping.
There are, of course, the leather shops up and down the street. As another reviewer stated, there were people trying to get you to come into their stores but a firm no thank you was usually enough. The best bargain, in my opinion, is men’s leather dress shoes. My husband bought four pair while we were there.
Galerias Pacifico is a mall on Florida at the end near San Martin Plaza. It should not be missed for its beauty and architecture. Be sure to go in and look at the dome with the painted ceiling even if you don’t want to browse the shops. I posted a review on it with some photos.
We enjoyed several restaurants in the area and coffee shops. There are also several movie theaters where you can see a recent release for about $2US. We had several eyeglass frames fitted with prescription lenses for a very good price at an optical shop. My husband had a manicure at one of the salons. There are also banks, hotels, internet places called locutorios, shoe shine stations, etc.
There are young people who perform tango on the street and pass a hat. Artists sell their paintings. So you see, Calle Florida is much more than stores. You can still go there and have good time without stepping inside a store. Just go and enjoy the architecture and the people while you have a cafe con leche and an alfajor at one of the sidewalk cafes.

Written December 14, 2005
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AlexRosell
Newport Beach, CA140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to get some serious shopping done go to Calle Florida while you are in Buenos Aires. There are stores ranging from Lacoste to Nike up and down this great place. There is also the Galerias Pacificas mall which was more great stores. Since my hotel was close to Calle Florida I also ate there a few times and really enjoyed the ambiance. The only thing that I did not enjoy about this street is that there are salespeople every 20 feet (no kidding) asking you to come into there stores. At first I was nice and went into a few stores but then realized that I was better off just entering the stores that I thought were worth my while. You are better off telling the salespeople "no gracias" (no thanks) and just keep on walking.
Written May 24, 2004
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