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Plaza Francia

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Address: Av Hipolito Yrigoyen 1300/1350 | Av Hipolito Yrigoyen y Marques de Sobremonte (San Rafael / Mendoza), Buenos Aires 5600, Argentina
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Very near my apartment in BA

Super nice and great place to relax specially on weekends you can see all portenos having a great relaxing time here no doubt

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jazmine W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super nice and great place to relax specially on weekends you can see all portenos having a great relaxing time here no doubt

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Fun Sunday Activity on a fair weather day to check out the wares of local artisans. There is a Ukrainian lady and her daughter that sell gorgeous necklaces in pink rhodochrosite rose quartz that are somewhat unique to the area, reasonable in price and uniformly well received as presents in the US.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was enjoyable to walk around this market just looking at everything for sale. For the most part, items had been made and were being sold by the artists themselves. I purchased a few items and had to stop myself as I didn't have room to bring more home with me. If you are a fan of local art, this... More 

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McLean VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have been to "artisan markets" around the world, and most are just stall after stall of the same dreck. But this market--open only on weekends--is truly unique. I am certain it is the best artisan market I have ever visited. Just about every one of the 100+ stalls has its own character, with one of a kind creations. The... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We walked here from our hotel in Palermo Hollywood on Saturday morning. The craft market wasn't huge but the stuff was original, handmade & unique. Be sure to checkout the guy that carves matches & chaulk; so cool! Such a nice change from the usual "artisan" markets that sell crap that was made in China! There was also a small... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Open only during the weekends, the fair in Plaza Francia adds even more flavour to the nearby Recoleta area. There over a hundred stands which sell mostly handmade objects, from jewelry to leather goods. Only a few of them take credit cards, though.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This park is just across the street from the Nacional Museo of Belle Artes. Lots of local and their dogs. Beautiful flowers on big trees. Check out the Sunday market. Street food galore but I was not eager to try since I was going to a cruise the next day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to stroll through after visiting Recoleta. Park offers shelter from hot sun - usually loads of dog walkers with several dogs together. Keep on going to Av del Libertador in opposite direction to Retiro and you will find restaurants away from tourist area. See Pizza Cero report as an example of where to dine.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The park itself is beautiful but if you go on a weekend there is an Artisan's Market with over 100 vendors! We bought everything from jewelry to hand made kids toys and clothing. Lots of leather goods. Essentially plan to spend the entire Day in the vicinity as there is so much to see and do. Some of the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

A very pleasant space with live performers at weekends. Popular in the warm summer sun, with shade under the trees to sit and relax. The market has some interesting items (some of the usual tourist stuff too). A little oasis in amongst the busy streets and close to the cemetery.

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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