Buenos Aires Shopping
Buenos Aires offers a wealth of authentic local treasures, from
fine leather goods found in Murillo Street to
(traditional cake/cookies, often containing
). Shops are generally open Monday through
Friday from 9am to 8pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
Florida Street and Lavalle Street are for pedestrians only. In
there are many shops that sell tango shoes,
and the Palermo Viejo in Palermo has various shops that will appeal
to young, artsy people. There are also numerous fairs and markets
to be explored, including Recoleta Fair (located in the Francia
Park) and the San Telmo market.
Feria Recoleta, in Plaza Francia, boasts an assortment of
artisan goods. Take in the Plaza Serrano in Palermo Viejo and the
Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo. Defensa Street is enticing as it comes
alive with performers and vendors. Funky candles, street address
plates and markers are available from ├?ltimo Taller.
Shopping malls are a regular attraction and convenient shopping
locations for many
(people from the port). The most famous stores in
Buenos Aires can be found in these vast malls, along with
restaurants, caf├ęs, arcades and movie theaters. Shopping malls are
open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm.
Popular Buenos Aires souvenirs include tango music, mate cups,
leathergoods and Argentine wine.