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Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 30243616880
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been...
Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been restored, and this revitalized area is distinctly artistic, with cafes, antique shops, cobblestone streets and lots of artists and dancers.
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San Thelmo is a safer walkable more authentic and less hyped version of La Boca. There is an indoor (historical) market with plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables for reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

San Thelmo is a safer walkable more authentic and less hyped version of La Boca. There is an indoor (historical) market with plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables for reasonable prices. The neighborhood is very pleasant with tree lined streets with old houses, most of them maintained. The Museum of Modern art nearby is not worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the market on Sunday morning. Since we love outdoor markets this was high on our to do list. It didn't let us down. We found the items for sale were either uniquely South American or Argentinian. Local craftsman and antiques, magazines, music all were from the area. We bought several pieces of art and a handmade knife.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the ambience, but don't count on finding anything worth buying if you like good quality stuff. I enjoyed the festive air, the street performances, the local color. But most of the stuff on sale were of low quality and poor workmanship. Worth a visit, but wouldn't bother to go back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I stayed in the Heart of San Telmo, Perfect place to stay although sketchy at night, just be careful when walking through back streets.. The buildings were the highlight of this neighbourhood. Just beautiful! This is the area that made me fall in love with Buenos Aires! Lots of food and entertainment around.. You will not get bored!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you have calm and want to buy things as gifts, you can go there. But be careful, there's "thief" activities over there...

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Some buildings are old, but it is such a lovely place for a traveller: it is safe (I saw cops every single night), it has very good restaurants, pubs and hotel. You can stay there for a while and have lots of things to do, like visiting San Telmo fair on sundays and it's Market Place where they serve very... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

San Telmo was the best place (event) I visited during my stay in Baires. In fact, I went to San Telmo three different times and the three times the experience was great. The amount of arts and crafts is uncountable and incredible. Better have lots of pesos because here you can find everything you need to take back home. In... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We lived 5 months in San Telmo. I really loved it. Everybody keeps talking about Palermo, but personally I found ST to be much more interesting and much more fun. Great bars and cafés everywhere. The indoor marketplace, and not mention the Sundays when San Telmo turns into a big market with everything fra souvenirs to food and dancing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can find people singing and dancing and on a long stretch of road. Definitely a must for Sunday!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Enjoyed strolling down side streets to see street performers and sellers of many craft type items. We bought a couple of gaucho knives to use for steak knives back home. Good quality for the price of about US$30 each. Main square is mostly antiques that are somewhat overpriced. Since we were so far apart on most of the better (silver)... More 

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Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 30243616880
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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