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San Telmo Art Walk

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Address: Plaza Dorrego | Corner of Humberto Primo & Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Description: ESTA VISITA GUIADA ES EN Ingles!!! The San Telmo Art & History Walk is a...
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.
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Having lived in many different areas of Buenos Aires for the last 6 years, Rick has insiders knowledge (with the added benefit of an outsiders perspective) on all things San... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Having lived in many different areas of Buenos Aires for the last 6 years, Rick has insiders knowledge (with the added benefit of an outsiders perspective) on all things San Telmo. His 3hr tour took us on a journey of art, history, antiques, food & people. While he shared his engaging stories, we stuffed our faces with local ice cream,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been to San Telmo many times and have enjoyed the street art but this tour gave me a whole different perspective. I learned more about the neighborhood and its history. I gained an understanding for the role of art in Buenos Aires. Most importantly, I had fun while learning about the story behind the art. The guide is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is a huge street market, offering craftwork from many local artisans. Also opened along the street, are several antiquaries. You may also find food, music and tango as you stroll along... a delicious sunday!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The art tour guided by Rick is a fantastic way to understand and enjoy the variety of art that is embedded into the areas buildings and history. Rick has both a genuine appreciation and enthusiasm for the pieces, having encyclopediac knowledge which keeps the group interested and means questions are rarely left unanswered. It is definitely value for money. Why... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I took the La Boca tour and the longer San Telmo tour on separate days. I liked the idea of an art focus in addition to the history, and I wasn't disappointed. Rick, a San Telmo resident himself, is tremendously knowledgeable of the local art scene, particularly street art, which is in abundance in these neighborhoods of a city where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

An extraordinary personal tour with Rick today through the art rich streets of San Telmo. Rick is a wealth of knowledge, historical tales and personal recommendations. Your trip to San Telmo should begin with his walking adventure through street art, architecture and artifacts. My APlus recommendation is well deserved.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Rick is a wonderfull person and an experienced guide, he told us about history too. We spend a good time visiting secret spots. Do it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My friends and I researched several BA graffiti walk options before deciding on this one, and I can confidently say that we made the right choice! Rick is very knowledgable and personable, and his personalized tour included just enough history and plenty of interesting stops/explanations throughout the 2-ish hours of the walk. Even though we'd already been to San Telmo... More 

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Rick_Powell, Owner at San Telmo Art Walk, responded to this review

Thanks so much! That bit about "passionate person's project" may be the nicest thing anyone's said about the walk. Gracias y abrazos! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This tour is a perfect way to start exploring the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. We took the tour with Rick on our first day and I cannot think of a better way to get a feeling of the neighborhood-centric atmosphere that exists in BA. Through the walking tour of San Telmo, Rick will captivate you with wonderful stories and aspects... More 

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Rick_Powell, Owner at San Telmo Art Walk, responded to this review

Hey thanks man! Yours and a previous tour have inspired me to start a weekly Beer Bust. Come back for round 2? :-) More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was a great way to explore San Telmo. At first blush you could go into this neighborhood and just not get it. You wouldn't understand why it has the cache that it does if you explored on your own. Hearing Rick tell the stories behind the street art, why it's exploded in BA and his experiences meeting and interviewing... More 

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Rick_Powell, Owner at San Telmo Art Walk, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review and the fun we had that day, including the pint of bitters in Gibraltar. Inspired by you and another group, I've started a weekly pub tour: The San Telmo Beer Bust! Maybe I'll see y'all again some time. Saludos! More 

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