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okay if you need to get something

This pedestrian shopping street was a few blocks from our hotel Maybe it was once upscale, but now... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Ruth G
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Columbia, Maryland
Tourist trap

a bit dangerous, more thefts of tourists in recent years. Same for connected Calle Florida... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2015
142hernanl
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Apr 18, 2018
“okay if you need to get something”
5 weeks ago
“Lovely pedestrian street with lots and lots of restaurants and bars.”
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very entretaining street with lots of restaurants and shops. You are spoilt for choice from steak houses, pizza places, bars - all excellent.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This pedestrian shopping street was a few blocks from our hotel Maybe it was once upscale, but now it’s pretty grungy. However, we were able to find something we needed from the drug store. It was upsetting to see a guy camping out on the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We read about pick pockets and were fortunate to not encounter any. The street buzzes and has loads of shops and restaurants. I liked this area actually.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank marjoleinc115
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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank alextr0n
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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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.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank 142hernanl
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...More

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank justob2013
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!

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank Rosita
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.

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank Helen P
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...More

4  Thank K D
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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.,
...More
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