Galeria Guemes

Galeria Guemes, Buenos Aires: Address, Phone Number, Galeria Guemes Reviews: 4.5/5

Galeria Guemes
4.5
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: San Nicolás
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
How to get there
  • Catedral • 3 min walk
  • Perú • 4 min walk
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Queen J
California2,090 contributions
Mall with beautiful architecture
Jan 2020
A 3min walk from the Catedral subte (metro) stop, you'll find Galleria Guemes. Built in 1915, Galería Güemes was the city’s first skyscraper. The 16-story building is now an average mall housed in one of the best art nouveau buildings in the world. It is said that the writer of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, once lived in an upstairs apartment in this building.

Sit in the cafe on the ground floor and look up at the glass dome ceiling. For 60 pesos, you can take an elevator to the 14th floor, then climb a spiral staircase to see views of the buildings in the Florida area and the Rio de Plata in the distance. The observation deck is open M-F from 9-12pm, and from 3pm – 5:30pm, but is closed on weekends. We popped into this building around 1pm, so we couldn't go to the observation deck, but we had already visited nearby Palacio Borolo, which is higher, anyway.
Written 15 April 2020
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Jenna
462 contributions
Very busy mall
Feb 2020 • Solo
It was very busy since it’s at the middle of Calle Florida. The mall has nice architecture, but I don’t think some shops/stores are fitting for its aesthetic? But that’s just me. I regret not going to the rooftop for the city view though.
Written 15 March 2020
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Danny
Beinsdorp, The Netherlands1,452 contributions
Galeria Guemes
Dec 2019
Galeria Guemes .
Phew , awesome is what we entered Galeria Guemes .
What an architectural craftmanship .
Inside shops can be found and one can go up with the elevators to have a great view over BA
Written 30 December 2019
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Elena P
Romania4,726 contributions
Beautiful palace
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful palace, with a nice selection of shops and boutiques . The place is amazing and unique.
Written 28 December 2019
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Connie B
San Diego, CA510 contributions
Do not miss this glorious building
Nov 2019
Fun for shopping but even more fun for architecture buffs! Take the elevators to the top for a city wide view that is fine but not nearly as good as the one from the rooftop bar on Palacio Barolo. There is a great old fashioned Starbucks in the Guemes which is a great place for a break while visiting the museums downtown,
Written 17 November 2019
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JJY
29 contributions
Observation deck ticket Argentine peso cash only
Jan 2019 • Friends
We came here for the beautiful views of the city. You will take the elevator to the 14th floor to purchase the observation deck ticket (Argentine peso cash only). Then you have to go through a steep spiral staircase (at least 20 steps). Once you get up there, the views are great!
Written 16 February 2019
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Pablo L
Buenos Aires, Argentina298 contributions
Always close
Feb 2019 • Friends
Have being there 3 times this last week in the morning and it is always close, and there is no one to ask anything even when in the website said it is open at morning time and afternoon.
Written 9 February 2019
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1229susanne
Buenos Aires, Argentina43 contributions
Awsome place! A must see on a trip to Buenos Aires! One of my favorite places!
Oct 2018 • Couples
My title says it all. The details in this gallery are gorgeous! I go all of the time, just to walk around. Dont miss the tour with a trip to the tower. Beautiful views of the city, great for photos. The ground floor gallery has a good selections of boutiques. There is a nice large Starbucks. Also different coffee shops and eateries. Enjoy!!!
Written 13 November 2018
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babcia2015
Toronto, Ontario33 contributions
Underwhelmed
Feb 2018
An office building with a beautiful main floor crowded with shops that spoil the view of the building. Chose not to squeeze up the spiral staircase to the viewing platform.
Written 17 February 2018
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tyagi
New York City, NY361 contributions
Art nouveau on Calle Florida
Dec 2017 • Solo
One of the best art nouveau buildings in the world. It is an office building, but the main level has some great shops and a small cafe. Look up at the glass in the domes at each end of the first level.
Written 3 January 2018
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