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San Telmo

Carlos Calvo esquina com Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #35 of 304 attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: If when one thinks of Buenos Aires one sees colourful calligraphic signs, old wooden walled cafes, and a general sense of gritty aliveness, then one... more »
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Akureyri, Iceland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I had read about the sunday-market in San Telmo and couldn't wait to visit it. It was a lot of fun, you can buy typical Argentinian things like mates, bombillas, etc. There were loads of people but still it was quite easy to walk around. You can buy food and drinks anywhere on the way and if you're lucky you'll... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Many times I heard a lot of people saying that Buenos Aires has lots of different attrctions. It seems like different places become one in a single city. I say: YOU´RE RIGHT! The first Buenos Aires has many satellite towns united by rail, and with the passing of time these villages became part of the city. The original Buenos Aires... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Fun place to shop for local goods crafted by artisans. Also, there are several really beautiful churches, many with ties to Pope Francis to visit. We really enjoyed shopping the market and purchasing belts and some jewelry. We also got to see some tango dancing! In addition, local food and treats are being sold throughout if you need a snack.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It 's one of the place you have to visit in BA , on sunday afternoon they open market full of antiques . There is also a lot of street performance .

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Buenos Aires
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Start early and enjoy strolling and shopping the market starting from Plaza do Mayo towards Plaza Dorrego. There are actually talented artisans scattered in and about here. Sample choripan along the route (and, if you pass a Columbiana hawking pan de yuca, do yourself a favor and buy at least one). Enjoy (and tip) the elderly tango dancers near the... More

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

San Telmo is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. You can find the best antique shops all over the place. Do not miss the Mercado de San Telmo where you can still buy groceries and food as well like in the old days. In Sundays there is a massive street market with antiques and amazing articles. Traffic is... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

On sundays a huge market runs all the way along Av Defensa. Its full of artisan items and towards the centre of San Telmo in Plaza Dorrego there is an antiques market. There were also lots of street performers. A very cool old man was performing a live Tango show next to the Plaza which was definitely worth watching. The... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed in San Telmo, in an apartment and a hotel, so we didn't have to go far to see its cobblestone streets and graffitied buildings. It has many cafes and restaurants, some worth more than one visit. There are a number of these in Plaza Dorrego, a favourite spot. San Telmo also has antique shops, bars, a permanent market... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'm not sure if this is referring to a specific group of shops but if you're here on a Sunday you have to take a walk through the seemingly unending street bizarre that extends down this street almost all the way south to La Boca. Lots of interesting knick knacks including some handmade clothing and accessories. My boyfriend bought a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On weekends, the streets of SanTelmo are turned into a wonderful flea market with lots of things to purchase such as handcrafted souvernirs, leather goods, clothing, shoes and you can even get a neck massage. It can be crowded but it is so worth it! And to top it off a coffee and a sandwich in the neighbourhood or stopping... More

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