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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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Calle Defensa | Bairro San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an eclectic collection of local arts, crafts & wears. Also fabulous architecture & European antiques. Wear flat shoes as it can be hazardous walking on the uneven cobbled roads. Buy a choripan (delicious tasty local sausage in soft white roll) & a cup...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful cobblestone street to walk along and admire some of the grand buildings during the week. On a weekend the street is full of market vendors overflowing from Plaza Dorrego.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old area of Buenos Aires, very dangerous at night, not recommended. The street market on week ends is full of fake antiques.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gustavo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Buenos Aires on a Sunday, go to Calle Defensa (Defensa Street) in San Telmo becomes an open market of everything you could imagine. Antiques, crafts, leather goods, jewelry, souvenirs, it is 10 blocks of shopping. The local shops are open as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Orthos1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on Sunday for the market and it extends for many blocks with a great variety of offerings from antiques to trinkets. Good walking shoes are needed because the streets are cobblestone and some need repair.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sndovale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Calle Defensa, San Telmo twice on the Sunday when the market was on: wow, what a buzz... the market just goes on and on, it’s difficult to describe the size of the market but if you do visit it wear good walking shoes...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MartinG9833
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the south of Buenos Aires city center, this street offer a great deal of history regarding the development of this capital city

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

In the fundational neighborhood of Buenos Aires stands Defensa st. Full of antiques shops, cofees, beerhouses even an old marquet "Mercado de San Telmo" full of local products and places to taste them. On saturdays you can find an antique fair in "Plaza Dorrego" and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Diego p
Reviewed August 30, 2019

you cannot miss out a guided tour of san telmo, i had a great time here with friends, abslutely fantastic

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank vegantravelerinBA
Reviewed August 18, 2019

This is a very enjoyable Sunday market - lots of antique stalls, and lots of artists too. We saw street tango, musicians, and lots of life. In indoor market there are so many places to eat - some with huge queues of people, so they...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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December 11, 2018|
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Response from disi_in_motion | Reviewed this property |
Palermo: visit plaza serano. You find everything there. San Telmo: walk around and you will find great places... Try Don Ernesto (i think), all walls in the restaurant are fully written with comments of visitors;-) or try... More
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March 18, 2018|
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Response from JimP2897 | Reviewed this property |
I would write a comment / reply to the review saying: I accidentally gave a helpful vote to the above comment which I cannot retract. Please ignore that up-vote. If San Telmo is compared to NY Greenwich Village, to me... More
March 15, 2018|
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Expensive for a small show, my experience is they were not friendly at all. It's only one pair dancing in between your meal. My experience came with unfriendly service. For a small show you overpay.