Buenos Aires in Bloom

(Flower shop in Almagro. Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

The purples, reds, pinks, yellows, and greens that flower vendors sprinkle the city with are one of the many things that make Buenos Aires charming. Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in the fragrance and color of these delicate gifts from nature.

The local flower industry, which caters only to internal consumption, produces mostly in the Buenos Aires province and consists of family run businesses that pass on cultivation techniques from generation to generation, adding to the romance of the bouquet.

Vendors are everywhere and can be found at all times of day although there are two important flower spots in the city. One is in the Almagro area where the flower market used to be and where Acuña de Figueroa street is now lined with flowers. The other is where the flower market (founded in 1940) was finally moved to in Barracas. Both are interesting neighborhoods to explore, full of history, tangos and more.

(Traditional flower shop. Photo by ‘J’)

3 thoughts on “Buenos Aires in Bloom

  1. We love the fresh cut flowers in Buenos Aires that are for sale on street corners. We also like that hotels and aparthotels often have a large flower vase in the middle of the table in guest rooms that can handle a bundle of flowers if you purchase the flowers outside the hotel. The flowers are junst another great touch that makes you want to return to Buenos Aires at all times of the year. We will be back in the city in three weeks!!! We will purchase flowers on the first day!!!

  2. I recently got to spend a number of days in Buenos Aires. The city has a
    great vibe to it and I have listed the best spots to hang out and eat in
    my destination guide.

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