Buenos Aires

Microcentro

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Buenos Aires,

Argentina,

Here, the Casa Rosada—the president’s offices—and the colonial-era Cabildo government house bookend Buenos Aires’s most famous square: the Plaza de Mayo. The pedestrian-only Calle Florida can feel a bit like Manhattan's 34th
Street, albeit with outdoor cafés and tango demonstrations. Though there
is a surfeit of cheap clothes and electronics, the area is not without
serious shopping interest. The beaming face of Carlos Gardel, the
unrivaled king of Argentine tango, smiles down from windows all along
Suipacha, B.A.’s tango-supply street. (Stick to the end of the street
closer to Diagonal Norte; as you walk farther up, the shopping scene
devolves into toilet seats and girdles.)