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Galerías Pacifico, Buenos Aires

Florida (at Avenida C¿rdoba)
Buenos Aires
Tel: 54 11 5555 5100's insider take:

The enormous Beaux Arts shopping center known as Galerías Pacífico is more than just a mall or the highlight of the bustling Calle Florida: It's an Argentine historic monument, built in the 1890s as Buenos Aires's answer to Bon Marché in Paris. Lined with the likes of Lacoste, Polo, and Adidas (as well as Havanna, specializing in alfajores, the dulce de leche sandwich cookies that are Argentina's preferred teatime snack), this gilded palace of retail also hosts the Centro Cultural Borges and a wonderful series of painted murals.

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