There are many options to shop in Buenos Aires, from chic malls like Paseo Alcorta to open air malls like Avenida Santa Fe to a premium outlet mall like Distrito Arcos in Palermo.
What sets Distrito Arcos apart? The fact that it is housed in a beautifully converted railway yard dating from 1888 and 1912. The architects respected the original style of the hundred-year-old buildings and added sleek modern constructions that blend in very well. On one side, the stores are located in the old railway viaduct and kept the traditional vaulted ceilings. The planters and green areas add a fresh and natural touch.
Where is Distrito Arcos?
In Palermo, right under the elevated railway station in the area known as Pacifico. Although the official address is Paraguay 4979, there are entrances on Juan B. Justo Avenue.
What can I buy?
Distrito Arcos is a premium outlet mall, so you’ll find Argentinean designers and labels at a discount. Women’s, children’s, and men’s clothing and shoes, as well as accessories and sports gear.
Can I have a bite to eat while I shop?
Yes, of course! Crepes from Urban Crepes, sandwiches and pastries from Le Pain Quotidien, or coffee from Starbucks are some of the offerings. But there’s a lot more!
How do I get there?
By underground (Subte), take Linea D to Palermo station and take the exit to Santa Fe.
By bus, take any of these lines 10 – 12 – 15 – 29 – 34 – 36 – 39 – 41 – 55 – 57 – 59 – 60 – 64 – 67 – 68 – 93 – 95 – 108 – 111 – 118 – 128 – 141 – 152 – 160 – 161 – 166.
By train, take the San Martin line to Palermo.
Opening hours: 10 am to 9 pm.
Hi, I’m Ana. I’m originally from Argentina but I’m currently living in Dallas (USA) with my British husband. I’d like to share my experiences as an expat and as a traveller.