Buenos Aires offers a wealth of authentic local treasures, from fine leather goods found in Murillo Street to alfajores (traditional cake/cookies, often containing dulce de leche). 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 the zona de calzados 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 Último Taller.
Shopping malls are a regular attraction and convenient shopping locations for many Porteños (people from the port). The most famous stores in Buenos Aires can be found in these vast malls, along with restaurants, cafés, 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.
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