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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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The San Telmo Art Walk is totally a thing unto itself. Taking over the entire neighborhood, one can walk and view everything in the mercado for HOURS, never tiring of it. YOU MUST... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The San Telmo Art Walk is totally a thing unto itself. Taking over the entire neighborhood, one can walk and view everything in the mercado for HOURS, never tiring of it. YOU MUST GO!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The tour was a really great way to experience Buenos Aires and the San Telmo area. I typically do not like tours, but loved that this was specific to the art and culture of the area. Not only did we see some great street art, but also saw some of the great restaurants and drink spots in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Steve was a great guide through the wonderful neighborhood of San Telmo. During what was his first solo guiding experience of this tour he was accompanied by another guide Rick. The information they shared about the history of both this neighborhood and its art certainly made us feel more at home during our stay in the city. If you are... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I did the art walk with Rick and Steve. It was Steve's first time leading a tour, so Rick was there to fill in any blanks. The wealth of knowledge these two shared with us was amazing. We learned so much about the street art scene, as well as about Argentine politics and history. It was a... More 

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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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oceanside, ca
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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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Staying in Recoleta

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.