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San Telmo

Carlos Calvo esquina com Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #37 of 310 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Local street artist on display gives the most amazing atmosphere in this amazing city of so many artist

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Was probably living in the past as had been here before and loved it - perhaps the weather which was terrible on this Sunday influenced it but have been to so many markets around the world that I felt a little let down. Lots of stalls, lots of belts and hats but very little that I wanted to bring home.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Streets and streets lined with vendors selling goods at great prices. You will find knick knacks that you won't find elsewhere. The only point of caution is that the area gets a little questionable as it gets dark. The crowd is full of rowdy young people, the alcohol comes into full view, and atmosphere gets somewhat aggressive. So be aware... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The markets are just awesome. Reasonable prices, great products, some great restaurants, cafes and food along the way. Perfect way to spend a Sunday.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

San Telmo on any other day is great in it's own right - cobbled streets, bars, shops etc, but Sunday the whole of Defensa becomes alive! Start at the Plaza de Mayo and walk the whole way down, I even linked it in with my trip to La Boca and kept walking (in the middle of the day). To avoid... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful place a must to visit a mix of soho , Montmartre In Paris or usaquen en Bogota so much history, live and mix of people love the market with so much art.

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Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
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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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