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Plaza Francia

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Address: Av Hipolito Yrigoyen 1300/1350 | Av Hipolito Yrigoyen y Marques de Sobremonte (San Rafael / Mendoza), Buenos Aires 5600, Argentina

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Wonderful Park to Hang With Friends, Wander the Feria and Relax

I LOVE Plaza Francia! During the weekdays, it is right by the Recoleta Cemetery and tons of restaurants and coffee shops. On the weekend, it transforms with the massive feria... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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94 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE Plaza Francia! During the weekdays, it is right by the Recoleta Cemetery and tons of restaurants and coffee shops. On the weekend, it transforms with the massive feria held there. You can find anything to buy at the feria! There is live music and you can lay in the grass drinking mate or buying a beer from a... More 

Thank Jamiekansas
Arnold, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just opposite the Museo National de Bell Arts this pleasant spot is filled with artists and craftspeople on the weekends selling lots of original crafts, jewelry, leather goods and other oddbits. Very festive and enjoyable

Thank James H
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat in front f many attractions this plaza is on a small incline with grass and paths At the weekend is a great market winding its way up the incline. Mainly local handmade products. Interesting and relaxing in nice atmosphere

Thank Peter W
Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This plaza is central to a number of the city's main attractions and with some excellent restaurants adjacent. Unfortunately the plaza has been allowed to deteriorate; broken and missing pavement sections, damaged seating, water washouts that have not been repaired, cigarette butts everywhere, very few rubbish receptacles. Some tender care and attention from municipal authorities and it would be excellent.... More 

Thank Dan L
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Don't miss the artisan booths all over the plaza every Saturday & Sunday beginning at 11AM, but best after noon since all are not ready at 11. Beautiful, unique jewelry, leather work, and paintings. Bring water, if you will be there long. There are very few food vendors.

Thank h0mefree2
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Today Saturday was the market for handcraft it is interesting and we bought leather objects with good prices it is a busy nice market

Thank Mostafa A
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The market located here at the weekends is interesting with a wide range of handmade goods available of variable quality and price. However on other days this is a plesant space with some shady spots

Thank 301lisa33
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Nice green space across from the Museo National de Bellas Artes. There was a really large artisanal fair with many vendors selling their crafts. As you can imagine, many of the vendors are selling similar items, so walk around before you buy to compare prices.

Thank Live_your_experience
Beersheba, Israel
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

An excellent place to walk, on weekends there is a handicrafts fair and there are very nice things, works done by hand, there are free shows that only give a tip that one wants

Thank גוסטבו ו
San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Much smaller and more upscale than the San Telmo market. Higher quality and much more originality. Also nice trees for shade if you want a break. About 10 per cent the size of the San Telmo market.

Thank Connie B

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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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