Buenos Aires is a fun and beautiful city, but also a big hub for cruises. Whether you are starting or finishing your Buenos Aires journey at the Benito Quinquela Martin cruise port, there are a number of worthwhile places within a reasonable distance where you can go shopping for some uniquely Buenos Aires finds.
The nearby neighborhood of San Telmo is a good place to start. This area of crumbling mansions and bohemian bars hosts a weekend antiques and craft fair, the Feria de San Pedro Telmo. There you can find plenty of souvenirs for loved ones back home. The old public market, Mercado de San Telmo, also has lots of antique stalls, but Coffee Town in the middle is a solid place for a pick me up.
Some of Buenos Aires’ bigger shopping centers with personality are relatively close to the cruise port. For example, Patio Bullrich is an elegant and historic place to shop for clothes. Buenos Aires Design is an upscale mall that centers on home furnishings and design. There are also a few good restaurants there. Galerias Pacifico is a nice downtown mall with beautiful frescos on the ceiling. Otherwise, keep reading for more suggestions on great shopping near Buenos Aires’ cruise port.
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