Galerias Pacifico mall in Buenos Aires is located within Florida pedestrian street, operating out of beautiful, 1889 Beaux Arts building.
The shopping center was designed by architects Emilio Agrelo and Roland Le Vacher, originally for department store Argentine Bon Marché, which is why the inspiration to design the building came from Le Bon Marché department store in Paris, France.
PHOTO: Main entrance to the shopping center at Avenida Córdoba. Immediately left of the entrance, you can find the shopping mall’s Starbucks cafe.
The shopping mall has been open to guests since 1991, when it was renovated and rebuild to its current condition, and when the Jorge Luis Borges cultural center (www.ccborges.org.ar) and Julio Bocca dance studio (www.fundacionjuliobocca.org) were added to the premises.
There are a total of over 150 boutiques and shops at the mall, from such worldwide brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, and La Martina.
Other services at the mall include restaurants (on the top floor), the restaurant world on the bottom floor, (including locations for Subway and Burger King), as well as cafes.
One of the highlights at the shopping center is its 12 fresco artworks on the central dome from 1946, made by artists Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Antonio Berni, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Manuel Colmeiro, and Demetrio Urruchúa.
The three-story shopping mall, which has an official website at www.galeriaspacifico.com.ar, is open Monday-Saturday 10am – 9pm, as well as Sundays 12noon – 9pm.