Shopping Buenos Aires — A City of Books
Buenos Aires is the birthplace of many a prominent writer, but it takes a visit to fully unveil the enduring love of reading in South America’s city of books.
Godfather of Argentine literature, Jorge Luis Borges famously said, “Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast about the ones I’ve read.”
And... [Read more of this review]
Abasto Shopping Mall
Abasto, the huge art deco style complex in the neighborhood of the same name, is Buenos Aires largest shopping mall.
The mall’s baronial façade along Corrientes Avenue features five huge leaded glass archways that are emblematic of the neighborhood, especially when alight in the evening. Inside, a huge atrium floods the building with natural light.... [Read more of this review]
Shopping in Barrio Chino: Hot Sauce, PB & Spices – Oh My!
Buenos Aires’ Barrio Chino may only comprise two city streets, but it’s a bustling commercial area packed with people, restaurants, small shops, and, most notably, supermarkets that sell many of the items those with adventurous palettes long to encounter but have failed to find at major grocery chains such as Disco and Carrfour.
Here are some of... [Read more of this review]
San Telmo Market
One-Stop Shopping San Telmo styleWhether you’re looking for a vintage leather coat, an old Elvis record or fresh produce to cook up for dinner, a trip to San Telmo isn’t complete without taking a stroll through the Mercado de San Telmo.
Located between the streets of Defensa, Bolívar, Estados Unidos and Carlos Calvo, the San Telmo Market was... [Read more of this review]
San Telmo Fair Shopping Tips
Art and Antiques
To get one of the 270 official stalls at the San Telmo Antiques Fair is a mythical prospect these days — there is a long waiting list, a rigorous approval process and someone pretty much has to die for a spot to become available. Many of the vendors at the San Telmo Fair have held onto their spots in the market since its 1971... [Read more of this review]
Rincon de Quesos — A Family-Run Wine Boutique
A charming family runs Rincon de Quesos, a wine, cheese and specialty shop in San Telmo where you can stock up on Argentina’s best vino and artisan goodies for your next soirée or pack them up and take them home.
Aside from a wide variety of Argentina’s finest nectar, this boutique stocks country-style cold cuts and hard-to-find cheeses such as... [Read more of this review]
El Ateneo Grand Splendid — South America’s Most Beautiful Bookstore
Buenos Aires is a city full of not-to-missed attractions. Among them is South America’s most opulent bookstore, El Ateneo Grand Splendid. This book lover’s palace located in the old Grand Splendid Theater retains all the decadence of an Italian opera house and is the ideal place to revel in Buenos Aires’ celebrated literary tradition.
photo: Philip... [Read more of this review]
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