Peatonal Florida / Florida (Pedestrian Street)

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Finalizando con las tandas del Microcentro, esta es la Peatonal Florida. Hasta finales del siglo XIX, vivían en ella familias de clase alta, las cuales se mudaron al norte por la famosa epidemia de fiebre amarilla. Superado el problema sanitario, renació como zona comercial, dedicada a joyerías, mueblerías, y otros negocios. En 1971 se convirtió definitivamente en peatonal. Hoy es una gran arteria para los oficinistas del Microcentro durante días hábiles y figura en el centro del mapa turístico. La revitalización de la zona de los últimos años también creó una nueva tendencia de hotelería de todas las categorías. En ella hay grandes íconos de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, como las espectaculares Galerías Pacífico, las Galería Güemes y Jardín, las confiterías Richmond y London City, y palacios de una riqueza arquitectónica hermosa como el Centro Naval, la Harrods, y el Edificio Bencich.

On the last pics of the Microcentro, this is the Florida Street. Till the late 19th century, it was the place of the rich families of the city. They then moved out to the north because of the famous yellow fever epidemic. When the problem was definitely solved, on the beginning of the 20th century, the area reborn as a commercial zone, mostly jewelry shops, furniture stores, and brand-new luxury shops who followed the fashion of Europe. In 1971, it finally became a pedestrian street. It is today an artery for the people who work on the Downtown and a quite particular and interesting place for the new waves of tourism after 2001. The revitalization of the whole area also allowed the creation new hotels, shops, and restaurants, being a very nice place to visit nowadays. In the Florida Street, you may find some of the most iconic buildings and coffee stores of Buenos Aires: the Pacifico Galleries, the Güemes Gallery, the Richmond Café, the London City Café, and some gorgeous palaces such as the Centro Naval (Navy Center), the Bencich Palace, and the Harrods, directly taken from the british and french architecture of the era.

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