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San Telmo

Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been restored, and this revitalized area is distinctly artistic, with cafes, antique shops, cobblestone streets and lots of artists and dancers.
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“sunday market” (136 reviews)
“antique shops” (120 reviews)
“flea market” (109 reviews)
Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Telmo
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Reviewed yesterday

we can say it was a horrible visit in Buenos Aires....smells like a bathroom all over, is dirty , even is very important regarding history it was very sad , because nobody cares about it.

Thank Alex d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

More good architecture than anywhere in this mutilated city. Antiques, good restaurants, bookstores, bike tours, bars, tango milongas, etc. Still has cobblestones on its streets. Formerly a slum but fortunately not yet more than half-gentrified. Parque Lezama one of the best parks in the city....More

Thank HotelFlorita_1888
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's well worth a visit to the San Telmo Sunday market. We been to many markets the big difference at San Telmo is the buildings, the atmosphere, local artists and the surroundings. The market has the normal touristy items, but there are some nice goods...More

Thank GeeDizzle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would live in this area if we moved to BA. It has a feel of artsy, local, old chic and just interesting. Well placed to get to other parts of BA.

Thank TomDAk
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Sunday mornings, a large market takes over the streets of San Telmo. My friends and I spend the morning and early afternoon wandering through, and found all sorts of nice things to bring home with us. It's a very pretty area and definitely worth...More

Thank kristanrae
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stay in San Telmo this visit to see this part of the city. While not as upscale (and expensive) as other parts of Buenos Aires, there were many shops and sites to see. There was a wide selection of good resturants within easy...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Telmo offers a beautiful mix of history and architecture. It is a nice, touristy neighborhood and is one of Buenos Aires' must see places. If you go on a Sunday, you will find an entire street with stands for anything from artisanal products, to...More

Thank Diego S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will find cheap accomodations in this area, supermarkets, subways and the most important: amazing people. Especially when you go out at night to cozy tapasbars or to get a few drinks, the people dance and invite you to join them.

Thank myegotrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of doubtless character but little charm although there are some exceptional examples of art deco architecture, niche cafes, small plazas and the must visit covered market with some fascinating bric-à-brac stalls - good area to wander and take in the atmosphere of faded shabby chic,...More

Thank Horatio T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased tickets for the Buenos Aires Bus . We were able to get in and out of the bus several times. We spent time touring churches and old city tunnels. English is spoken at multiple locations.

Thank Damian C
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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Are the San Telmo markets open on Sunday January 1st?
27 December 2016|
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Response from MarijnHG | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they open on January 1st like every other Sunday
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We are staying in Recoleta and I am wondering how long it would take by taxi and the approximate cost of cab. We'd like to visit the fair on Sunday. Thanks.
17 December 2016|
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Response from AMarcataio | Reviewed this property |
15-20 min and 100 AR$
I plan to visit San Telmo the flea market on Sunday, December 25 but not sure whether it runs as usual on Christmas day. Your advice is appreciated.
21 November 2016|
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Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
I don't definitively know but I'd guess it might be open after noon. Heed the warning about having your meals planned. Many restaurants will be closed.