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San Telmo

Carlos Calvo esquina com Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #38 of 312 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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

On the recommendation of a friend I visited the market at San Telmo on a Sunday afternoon. What a great time! I heard at least 7 different live entertainers and picked up two CD’s – one of funky Argentine inspired tango style music and the other of acoustic guitar. There was also lot of great art for sale – from... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I loved San Telmo and the historical cobble stone streets. What a beautiful, old historical place. On Sundays there is a market going on with tons of cheap buys, music and wonderful food. It's on Avenida Defensa. If you happen to be in Buenos Aires on a Sunday then you can't miss this event.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a lovely place to walk arround alone or with friends, principally on saturdays. Very turist friendly! I decided to stay here for some time or forever, I don't know.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

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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