Calle Florida

Buenos Aires

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Calle Florida

The grand Florida Avenue is the city's main pedestrian thoroughfare, running North to South through the city center. It showcases all manner of shops and boutiques, and the streets are lined with street vendors and performers, money changers, and some of Argentina's famous leather works.


Buenos Aires is known to be one of the shopping capitals of South America, and it certainly lives up to its reputation. From the trendy boutiques and luxury shopping of Recoleta and Palermo to the antiques and handicrafts of San Telmo to the exquisite high-quality leather products of Villa Crespo to the ubiquitous bookstores spread out all over the city, every corner of the city seems to have its own specialty when it comes to shopping, and it can keep even the most avid shopper busy for days.