Florida Street Buenos Aires is one of the city’s most important shopping streets and tourist attractions, along which you can find shopping malls, souvenir shops, tens of specialty boutiques, and bookstores.
The calle Florida, which, since 1913, has exclusively been in pedestrian use, is a little over one kilometer in length, crossing paths with another major pedestrian street in Buenos Aires, Lavelle, which, in turn, is known for its entertainment, such as movie theaters.
PHOTO: A view to the beginning of Florida street near Plaza San Martin park.
During the day, Florida is one of the most lively city centers, thanks to its location adjacent to the financial center of Buenos Aires.
Later in the evening, Florida is a stage for, for example, street performers, including tango singers and dancers, as well comedians and acrobats.
Among the highlights in the street are, on the corner of Avenida Córdoba, Galerías Pacífico (www.galeriaspacifico.com.ar) shopping mall, which contains one of the best Starbucks in Buenos Aires, and boutiques for fashion brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Cacharel, Samsonite, Paul & Shark, and Yves Saint Laurent.
The most convenient way to get to the pedestrian walkway from different districts is to use the “subte” (Buenos Aires subway system), as a total of five metro lines have a stop either along Florida street or right next to the street.