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San Telmo Art Walk

Plaza Dorrego | Corner of Humberto Primo & Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #43 of 255 Activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Get off Subte "D" at Catheral (Cinco de May Square). Walk along Calle Defensa for many blocks. You will see lots of goods for sale. Many antique stores to browse. Sunday is the Best day because many more carts and stores are open. P.S. Many moderately priced fine restaurants.

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oceanside, ca
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had an amazing time on this tour. I was familiar with San Telmo a little bit, but there were so many fascinating stories about the history and the buildings that I just had no idea! The amazing guide Rick had a very cumulative knowledge about the street art, the traditional art, the architecture, history, culture, and fascinating stories about... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The tour Rick provided gave me a fantastic introduction to the neighbourhood and a depth of knowledge of it's art and history. I'd highly recommend this tour and think you'd be an idiot to miss it. Thanks so much Rick!

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour! Rick is very knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. Leaned a bit about of history and saw some great art. Well worth it. You should go!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

During my time in Argentina, I had the pleasure of going on this Street Art Tour. Street art is celebrated in Buenos Aires and plays a big part in the city's culture. Rick the guide took us round the different areas explaing the evolution of the Art , different styles and who the main artists were as well as the... More

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