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San Telmo Art Walk

Plaza Dorrego | Corner of Humberto Primo & Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #55 of 227 activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: ESTA VISITA GUIADA ES EN Ingles!!! The San Telmo Art & History Walk is a 3-hour guided walking tour through Buenos Aires' oldest and most bohemian... more » Owner description: ESTA VISITA GUIADA ES EN Ingles!!! The San Telmo Art & History Walk is a 3-hour guided walking tour through Buenos Aires' oldest and most bohemian barrio. Graffiti. Galleries. Art. History. Culture. Open your eyes in Buenos Aires. « less
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was good, tons of things catch your eye, so don't forget your money!!. Take a photo with Mafalda, buy hundreds of ridiculous things you didn't have the intension to buy in the first place, walk, walk, walk and then have a wonderful meal at one of the many restaurants located at the actual San Telmo plaza. Don't forget to... More

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Rick Powell does a walking tour through the quirky, fascinating San Telmo area of Buenos Aires. He covers a lot of history and takes you to see fabulous street graffiti. Please don't picture the graffiti that passes for art in the U.S.. This truly is art, but huge-- on the sides of buildings. It is accepted in BA and a... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were welcomed by Rick, a knowledgeable American traveler. His art and graffiti tour is very complete and price is reasonable, even includes a visit at the MAMBA, the modern museum of San Telmo and a sip of mate. Rick is very friendly, sent us a follow up email with links and little gifts :)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Rick is very friendly and has a lot of knowledge of both the art scene and the history of Buenos Aires. His tour is thourough and you get to see a lot of San Telmo, learn a little about the history of the barrio and see a lot of cool street art. We finished of in the park drinking mate.... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is a very enjoyable and worthwhile way to spend an afternoon while in B.A. Rick really knows the neighbourhood and closely follows the work of the street artists. There's so much to see and do in B,A. but if you have time to delve more deeply into special areas of the city, then don't miss this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A wonderful history and art tour with a charming and very knowledgeable guide. A great way to learn about San Telmo and about BA art, including street art. We spent more than three hours with Rick and it was so worth it. One of the highlights of our trip. BTW, this tour is way underpriced so, if you can, you... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Possible to happily engage family of 4 (kids 20 & 22) for 3 hours in Buenos Aires? Rick did the trick! His tour features a varied feast of mind expanding street art, stimulating conversation of complex regional history and a tour thru the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Telmo. Rick's obvious breadth of knowledge prompted discussions allowing us to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Rick was a great guide and very knowledgeable of the San Telmo area. While there were some good street art pieces, overall they weren't of that good a quality or interesting context. The memorial to the disappeared was great and the Mondongo exhibit at the Museum of Art was phenominal. The graffiti art just wasn't that interesting or compelling. We... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This was a very interesting way to discover San Telmo. Rick is informative, but takes his time showing you around every corner to discover the street art there so don't go if you're not willing to commit at least 3 hours.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Rick was wonderful. He took us all around San Telmo, and not only gave us a great education on street art in the neighborhood, but also gave us a nice introduction to the history of Buenos Aires over the last fifty years. We learned so much that we never would have otherwise. We also felt completely comfortable asking any and... More

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