10 Best Places to Shop near Buenos Aires' Cruise Port

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.




From their quiet shop on Sarmiento street, Neo Tango sells both men's and women's tango shoes for beginning to advanced dancers. Though the styles tend to be bright and showy, you can find something more understated too, if that's what you're...  Read More



Located in Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood, Buenos Aires Design is a cool, upscale mall dedicated to home design. It sells everything you'd want to renovate or decorate your home. From faucet fittings and Jacuzzis to couches and vases,...  Read More



This iconic Argentinian biscuit maker (turned cafe chain) specializes in the "alfajor," the local sweet of choice: dulce de leche (a milky caramel-like spread) that is sandwiched between two shortbread biscuits. Don't leave Argentina without...  Read More



This shopping mall occupies one of the city's most arresting buildings, a huge former wholesale market for fruits and vegetables. It was inspired by Paris' famed Les Halles and built in the late nineteenth century, but then remodeled in striking...  Read More

Ateneo Grand Splendid


You don't need to be looking for a specific book to enjoy a trip to South America's largest book store – and one of the world's most beautiful. Housed in a splendid old theatre, the Ateneo Grand Splendid has been carefully restored to retain...  Read More



Begun in 1970, the Feria de San Pedro Telmo is an antiques fair that takes place every Sunday around Plaza Dorrego in Buenos Aires' historic San Telmo neighborhood. An estimated 20,000 people - a mix of Argentines and foreign tourists - descend...  Read More

Galerías Pací­fico


Housed in a wonderful, frescoed building dating back to the turn of the 20th century, this upmarket mall, located on Calle Florida, the city's pedestrian shopping street, is a one stop shop for international fashion names like Dior and Cacherel,...  Read More



San Telmo Market is great for shopping as well as sightseeing. It is an institution in the neighborhood where it is located as well as a National Historic Monument. San Telmo Market was built in 1897 with a wrought iron interior by Italian...  Read More



Patio Bullrich is an elegant and upscale shopping center located on Buenos Aires' high-rent Libertador Avenue. This modern commercial space set in an historical building incorporates some beautiful details evocative of a more refined time. At...  Read More



Libros del Pasaje is a delightful bookstore and cafe located in Palermo. There the tall wood panelled shelves contain a great selection of books in Spanish. If you're looking for Argentine literature and history titles, this is a good place to...  Read More


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Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah