Every Saturday and Sunday, Mercados del Delta, the new shopping mall in the Puerto de Frutos outdoor market of Tigre, offers a free shuttle service that leaves every half hour, from 11.30am to 7.30pm, from the parking lot in front of the train terminal. A city ordinance bans entry of cars to the area on weekends owing to the congestion produced by the thousands of shoppers who go on those days. You can also walk there; a mere eight blocks separate the train terminal from the Puerto de Frutos. Ask for a map in the city Tourist Office in the boat terminal across the road from the train terminal. The mall occupies warehouses of the sector of the port that the Casa FOA design and decoration show reconditioned last year for its 25th edition. Its 48 upscale shops, food court, kiddies’ games and a space for cultural shows are open from 10am to 7pm Tuesday to Friday and until 8pm on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Mercados del Delta brings a touch of modernity to the traditional Puerto de Frutos, where you can still find wicker furniture, plants and other products of the Delta. It also meets the needs of the ever-larger crowds of weekend shoppers, more than 100 of whom bought, dined and were entertained there during the last four-day Easter break. Have a look at http://www.mercadosdeldelta.com.ar/.
PHOTO CREDIT: The 25th edition of Casa FOA in Tigre's Mercado de Frutos, precursor of the Mercados del Delta shopping center, Bonnie Tucker.