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Address: 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 bubblesReviewed February 16, 2015
Hernan L
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

While backpacking through Argentina, I stopped at an internet cafe in this neighborhood to download photos. The internet cafe was Telephonica-internet-locutorio on 893 Calle Lavalle. DO NOT GO HERE. I was one of only a few customers in the store, with my backpack right next to me, and someone stole it while I was sending an email. I could understand... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles 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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Thank Hernan L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 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 bubbles 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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Thank Rosita
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Helen P
Martinez, Bs As, Argentina
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank K D
Germiston, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Thank Jonas C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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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 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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