Located in central Buenos Aires you will found Florida Street. This pedestrian street is full of all kind of shops throughout his 15 blocks (1.5 km) long.
Highly trafficked by tourists and locals, Florida Street has become a symbol of the City of Buenos Aires and the Capital Federal.
What to visit in Florida Street
Guemes Gallery: is considered the first skyscraper in Buenos Aires. Its Art Nuveau architecture was designed by the Italian architect Francisco Gianotti. The “Galeria Guemes” has 14 floors and 89 meters high. The gallery was built in 1915 and has an area of over 100 meters. Güemes Gallery connects San Martin Street with the pedestrian Florida Street.
El Ateneo bookstore: it is one of the classic bookstores of Buenos Aires and the oldest in the city. His visit is worthwhile because inside the Ateneo you will breathe the culture of the city.
Pacific Gallery: located at the intersection of Florida Street and Córdoba Avenue. The Pacific Gallery is known for the beauty outside and inside the building. Numerous Argentine artists participated in its internal decoration: Antonio Berni, Spilimbergo and Castagnino among others. In the past this gallery hosted the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Plaza San Martín: beautiful square in Buenos Aires and one of the oldest in the city. It was the scene of fighting between the English and Creoles who was held here during the second British invasion. In 1878 received its current name because in the past General San Martin founded here the Horse Grenadiers Regiment (Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo)
Apart from its great natural beauty, Plaza San Martin has inside many monuments and sculptures of great artistic value.
Florida Garden Café: traditional meeting of Buenos Aires. It is the best place to meet the local flavors. Be sure to visit this place and enjoy a typical Buenos Aires café.
Attractions Florida Street
Walking through Florida Street are many tango shows in the street. A typical example of this Argentinian dance. Professional tango dancers show their skills. After the show is ended, you can take photos of Florida Street and with the tango dancers.
History of Florida Street
Florida Street over time took several names since its first tracing by Juan de Garay (founder of Buenos Aires). During the 18th century was named Calle San José and later was paved in 1785.
In early 1800 Santiago de Liniers, ordered to change the name of the Florida Street which was named Baltasar Unquera. During 1810, it was named Florida Valley as a tribute to the victory in the Upper Peru.
Already during the first centennial of the May Revolution, Florida Street was an important trade and transit route until it was pedestrianized in 1971 and vehicle traffic was banned.
How to get to Florida Street in Buenos Aires?
The main means of transport for tourists and local residents are the bus (colectivos) or subway (subte). Below we show the main lines of transport to go there:
Subway (Subte): Line A : Station Peru / / Line B : Station Florida / / Line C : Station Plaza San Martin, Lavalle Station / / Line D : Cathedral Diagonal Station and North Station.
Omnibus (Colectivos): Lines 6, 8 , 22, 23 , 26, 28 , 29, 33 , 45 , 50, 56 , 61, 62 , 64, 74 , 91, 93 , 99 , 109, 115 , 126, 130 , 140, 143 , 152 , 195 .