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Florida Street

The city’s most famous street features a vast array of shops, vendors and artisans without the hassle of traffic.

Florida Street is the most prominent shopping boulevard in the city. It is a traffic-free zone full of many different types of stores. Travelers often visit the street to pick up souvenirs of their trip. Find many leather shops, vendors and street performers. You can usually pay in dollars here to get a better rate than the official peso. With the street’s central location and eclectic range of shops, it has become a principal destination for Buenos Aires visitors.

Take your time browsing shops without having to avoid noisy traffic. Haggle with street vendors and in certain shops. It may be beneficial to negotiate in dollars for a better rate. Because of Argentina’s ongoing inflation, locals are eager to obtain foreign currency, particularly dollars and euros. 

Many travelers exchange their dollars for pesos in Florida Street with the blue dollar informal exchange that is significantly higher than the official rate. Note that this practice is officially illegal and has some risk for counterfeit currency, but it is a very common practice. 

Although there are cheaper shopping zones in the city, Florida Street is convenient due to the high number of shops in one pedestrianized area. Items should still be cheaper than back home. Look for businesses participating in the Global Refund Tax scheme, whereby you can receive a 20 percent rebate at the airport; be sure to save your receipts.

Watch street performers dancing tango in front of gathering crowds. Slapstick comedy acts and living statues are also entertaining. Dine at one of the many restaurants in the street.

The area’s shopping history dates back to the late 19th century. The street has been entirely traffic-free since 1971. 

Find Florida Street in downtown Buenos Aires, near the city’s ports. The long avenue starts at the southern entrance of San Martin Square. Take a bus from any part of the city to the Retiro region and ask for directions to Florida Street from there. You can also take the city’s metro system to several stations along the street.

Vacations are pretty cool to start with. But throwing yourself into the entertaining experiences on offer always makes them better!

Your trip to Florida Street is just about to get really exciting. There are plenty of activities on offer, including:

For even more options, go to our Florida Street things to do page.


Best Lodging Options Near Florida Street

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Gran Hotel Argentino ¥3,553
Gran Hotel Argentino

Gran Hotel Argentino

Carlos Pellegrini 37, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street and Obelisco. Teatro Colon and Casa Rosada are also within 15 minutes. Mayo Avenue Station is only a 2-minute walk and Piedras Station is 3 minutes.

    Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel ¥10,168
    Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel

    Urban Suites Recoleta Boutique Hotel

    Junin 1727, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Recoleta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Recoleta Cultural Center. Plaza Francia and El Ateneo Grand Splendid are also within 15 minutes. Pueyrredon Station (Santa Fe) is 16 minutes by foot and Callao Station (Cordoba Av) is 17 minutes.

      Top Rentals ¥4,755
      Top Rentals

      Top Rentals

      Esmeralda 920, Buenos Aires
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Retiro, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon, and Galerias Pacifico. Obelisco and Plaza San Martin are also within 15 minutes. San Martin Station is only a 4-minute walk and Lavalle Station is 6 minutes.

        Boutique Apartments BA ¥1,306
        Boutique Apartments BA

        Boutique Apartments BA

        933 Esmeralda, Buenos Aires, CABA
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Retiro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon, and Galerias Pacifico. Obelisco and Plaza San Martin are also within 15 minutes. San Martin Station is only a 3-minute walk and Lavalle Station is 6 minutes.

          Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
          Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

          Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

          Av. Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Recoleta, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Patio Bullrich, Recoleta Cultural Center, and Exhibition Center of the City of Buenos Aires. El Ateneo Grand Splendid and Teatro Colon are also within 1 mi (2 km). San Martin Station is 15 minutes by foot and Court Station is 18 minutes.

            ibis Buenos Aires Obelisco ¥4,389
            ibis Buenos Aires Obelisco

            ibis Buenos Aires Obelisco

            Avenida Corrientes 1344, Esquina Talcahuano y Uruguay, Buenos Aires
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in El Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Colon and Obelisco. Galerias Pacifico and El Ateneo Grand Splendid are also within 1 mi (2 km). Uruguay Station is only a 2-minute walk and Court Station is 4 minutes.

              Grand King Hotel ¥4,508
              Grand King Hotel

              Grand King Hotel

              Lavalle 560, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in El Centro, this hotel is steps from Lavalle Street and Florida Street. Obelisco and Galerias Pacifico are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station and Lavalle Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                King's Hotel
                King's Hotel

                King's Hotel

                Av. Corrientes 623, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in El Centro, this hotel is steps from Lavalle Street and Florida Street. Obelisco and Galerias Pacifico are also within 10 minutes. Florida Station is only a 2-minute walk and Lavalle Station is 5 minutes.