BEST SHOPPING DISTRICTS
Renowned as one of Buenos Aires’ most sought-after neighborhoods, it’s no surprise Recoleta features some of the city’s most stylish shopping, in addition to notable landmarks such as the world-famous cemetery and Fine Art Museum.
Countless boutiques housing the latest collections of European designers adorn the district’s streets, with a particularly high concentration of upscale retail outlets to be found on the prestigious Avenida Alvear, the seven-block street which for decades has been home to some of Argentina’s most glamorous names. Recoleta is one of the must-visit areas in Buenos Aires, with its stunning French-inspired architecture one of the principal contributing factors to the Argentine capital’s reputation as the ‘Paris of the South’. As well as fantastic shopping, Recoleta is home to some of the city’s finest hotels and restaurants.
Just up the road from Recoleta sits Palermo, one of Buenos Aires’ largest districts and another excellent place to find some of the best retail offerings in the city.
Palermo is acclaimed by locals and visitors alike as one of the capital’s trendiest districts, with boutique shops nestling alongside upscale restaurants and nightclubs, making it a destination of choice among the well-to-do and the place to see and be seen. Many of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive shops are located in the Palermo Soho subdivision, a chic, bohemian enclave of cafés, restaurants and boutiques where some of the finest shopping in the city is concentrated. For those wishing to take a break from shopping, Palermo is also home to the Argentine Polo Grounds (Campo Argentino de Polo), and the largest Japanese gardens to be found anywhere outside the Asian nation.