The best shops in Buenos Aires can be found in Calle Florida Street, which, by the way, is a pedestrian zone. But the street, along which take place lots of boutiques and shopping centers, can be interesting not only for its shops, but also for its architecture.
San Telmo, the oldest area in Buenos Aires, used to be the place, where the elite lived. In 1870 during the epidemic of yellow fever the aristocracy left from San Telmo to the north of the city. A lot of emigrants rushed into this area and the houses of the rich were turned into «conventillos». In 1970 some of the historical buildings were restored. Nowadays San Telmo is a picturesque area with antique shops, Colonial architecture and plenty of ancient churches (for example, San Pedro Telmo). Some streets there are still cobbled. It'll be a good idea to go to San Telmo on Sunday, when Plaza Dorrego, the heart of the area, turns into a flea market and the streets are crowded with jugglers and tango dancers. Those, who admire the art of tango, should necessarily visit famous tango-cafes, such as El Viejo Almacén, Michelangelo, La Casa Blanca and La Casa Rosada.
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