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San Telmo

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Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been...

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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Taconeando Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires
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Great Street Fair and market

cobble stone streets, antique market, its got a old school vibe streets are littered with cafe's to stop and enjoy the ambiance of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

cobble stone streets, antique market, its got a old school vibe streets are littered with cafe's to stop and enjoy the ambiance of the city.

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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been here 8 years ago and loved it and BA in general. The artists are here on Sunday but some are starting to show up on Saturday We found some beautiful things but found the prices rather high and vendors not willing to bargain

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

and maybe buy a few local treasures, take in the flavours, sounds of local musicians, street performers. Ya gotta do it pretty well to complete your BA experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to spend a Sunday and especially shopping for presents when looking for ideas. Good prices. The people are friendly and you can get by with no Spanish.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Safe place to visit. I walked all around this area one afternoon checking out the architecture and history. Worth visiting even if only for a stroll and a coffee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you happen to be in Buenos Aires during a weekend, be sure to visit the flea market in San Telmo. It is small and always very crowded, but well worth the visit. You'll find items your grandmother had, that you had forgotten. It's only a short walk from the plaza in front of the Cabildo and Casa Rosada. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A one day stopover in BA on our way back to NZ. We decided to hire a car and do the San Telmo Sunday market. Part souvenir junk and part interesting clothing and jewellery. Definitely wort a visit. Possibly going early in January was the wrong time. A few vendors away by the looks. Great fun though and heaving with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Make sure to head to San Telmo during the evening when it's alive. When we explored the neighborhood, we came across a random parade, a tango demonstration, and lots of people out and about. Definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extensive art/antique/handicrafts market along Ave Defensa and Plaza Dorrego on Sundays. Normal pickpocket precautions apply due to crowds. Several good restaurants and tango bars in San Telmo in evenings. OK for family during the day. Little more sketchy at night - take a cab.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a walk of several blocks along a street lined with local vendors selling a mind boggling array of crafts. Some are touristic and some very artful - all are interesting! The street has restaurants and shops that add to the experience.

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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 shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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