Calle Florida
Calle Florida
3.5
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Architecture buffs will love the opulent, early 20th-century buildings that line this mile-long pedestrian mall, popular for its gem, leather and fur stores.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: San Nicolás
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
How to get there
  • General San Martín • 3 min walk
  • Retiro • 8 min walk
See what travellers are saying
  • KarenM1_10
    1,045 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pedestrian only shopping street
    Calle Florida is a pedestrian only shopping street where you can also grab a quick bite here. This is the same street where you can access Galerias Pacifico. Nice to take a stroll down here even if you are not interested in purchasing anything.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Clevlander
    Springfield, Illinois5,667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart of Buenos Aires
    This is the heart of Buenos Aires. Everything starts on this street which is full of stores, people, and money exchange places. You will be asked at every corner if you’re interested in exchanging dollars for local Argentinian pesos. You can find anything on this street, including food, clothing, leather, etc. It’s always lively, it’s pedestrian, and you can find also the Famous Galeria Pacifico on this street. It is my favorite street in Buenos Aires and I never miss walking by at least once during a visit
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,026 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bustle reminded me of New York City
    Calle Florida is a busy commercial and tourist street in Buenos Aires. My wife and I went there to shop and exchange money from USD to Argentine pesos. I was leery to go into one of the “caves” to exchange money so I went to one of the exchange houses on the corner. The hustle and bustle of Florida Street reminded me of New York City.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pedestrian street of shops & money changers
    Mostly low to medium quality goods sold on this pedestrian street. There are a few exceptions, such as Galeria Pacifica, and some medium to higher end eateries. Often, there are some very good street performers on Calle Florida.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 December 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,309 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mainly known for currency exchange
    There are shops and other locations along this pedestrian only street (at least in the areas we walked), but the real reason to visit is all of the cambios (money changers). We were looking to exchange some US $100 bills, and places either had a posted exchange rate or someone out on the street repeating "Cambio, Cambio" who would let you know. We asked a few times and eventually got a rate close to the "Blue dollar" that we saw on our app. This is not quite a black market rate, but it's much better than the official exchange, so we brought some nice (new, unmarked, untorn, clean) bills from home for exchange.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2024
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,309 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
There are shops and other locations along this pedestrian only street (at least in the areas we walked), but the real reason to visit is all of the cambios (money changers). We were looking to exchange some US $100 bills, and places either had a posted exchange rate or someone out on the street repeating "Cambio, Cambio" who would let you know. We asked a few times and eventually got a rate close to the "Blue dollar" that we saw on our app. This is not quite a black market rate, but it's much better than the official exchange, so we brought some nice (new, unmarked, untorn, clean) bills from home for exchange.
Written 5 April 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Mostly low to medium quality goods sold on this pedestrian street. There are a few exceptions, such as Galeria Pacifica, and some medium to higher end eateries. Often, there are some very good street performers on Calle Florida.
Written 13 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,026 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Calle Florida is a busy commercial and tourist street in Buenos Aires. My wife and I went there to shop and exchange money from USD to Argentine pesos. I was leery to go into one of the “caves” to exchange money so I went to one of the exchange houses on the corner. The hustle and bustle of Florida Street reminded me of New York City.
Written 30 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clevlander
Springfield, IL5,667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is the heart of Buenos Aires. Everything starts on this street which is full of stores, people, and money exchange places. You will be asked at every corner if you’re interested in exchanging dollars for local Argentinian pesos. You can find anything on this street, including food, clothing, leather, etc. It’s always lively, it’s pedestrian, and you can find also the Famous Galeria Pacifico on this street. It is my favorite street in Buenos Aires and I never miss walking by at least once during a visit
Written 1 October 2023
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Polo Morailles
San Diego, CA157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is the main commercial street targeted for tourist. It's a shaded, pedestrian road filled with lots of souvenir, clothing, and food stalls.
The main thing I went here for is for currency exchange. You will hear ad nauseum "cambio, cambio" where you can exchange your USD or EURs for Argetinian Pesos. Make sure your bills are crisp and the latest version. You will get a better rate than the bank (e.g. when I was there the official rate was 196 ARS/ 1 USD, while with the unofficial rate was 350 ARS/ 1 USD). In general, you get better rate as the denomination increases.
Do not be afraid to barter and ask for a better rate or shop around. The people may take you in their booth or store to exchange your money, so don't be afraid. I would be afraid if they ask you to go to an alley, but most exchange in stores.
Written 13 June 2023
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,045 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Calle Florida is a pedestrian only shopping street where you can also grab a quick bite here. This is the same street where you can access Galerias Pacifico. Nice to take a stroll down here even if you are not interested in purchasing anything.
Written 26 May 2023
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Global Trekking
Charlotte, NC591 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a classic tourist trap. Don't wear or carry anything valuable and take discreet photos. You want to avoid standing out in the crowd. Hit the I love Gift stores for the best deals on sovineers and keep it moving. Order your Uber pickup in front of the Claridge hotel on Tucumen Street for safety. The hotel has a parking lane for safe fast pickup. Safe travels.
Written 5 April 2023
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ1,107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Pedestrian street to walk with lots of shops and money changers every 2 steps. We only changed money at Western Union as were not sure about these folks. Nice for a walk and to stop for a coffee.
Written 25 March 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Stands for money change, which this pedestrianised street is famous for, with prior planning, like know where you are going, there are reputable money changers there, the blue rate is the way to go.

The street also a shopping mecca, for tourists, be aware most of the price are elevated for this purpose, however, still nice to walk along
Written 28 December 2022
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SNB
Southworth, WA857 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
If you want a 50% discount, do it the safe way and avoid the Cambio vendors in Buenos Aires. Don't pay in USD or using a credit card. pay in Argentina Pesos - Send yourself money using Remitly before leaving USA and pickup your cash in Argentina Pesos at the nearest Cobro Express. 
Written 18 December 2022
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