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San Telmo

Address: Carlos Calvo esquina com Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #27 of 237 Attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

There is a Sunday Market at San Telma all along Defensa street starting at Plaza de Mayo up to Plaza Dorrego. We took the subte (subway) green line and got off stop Est. Catedral and walked all the way up Defensa street. There is something for everyone here - shoes, second-hand books, jewelry, clothes, antiques, crafts. There are also street... More

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Buckeye, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the artists and values at the Sunday market. Many artists very honest with great values. We got some wonderful Rhodochrosite stones and jewelry (I import gemstone to US so know quality) Not sufficient bargains for resale but great bargains for supporting local artists. Also bought some Mattes to take back to the states with wonderful craftsmanship. Great values... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you like antiques there's a lovely market on Sunday and the surroundings are quite typical from Buenos Aires with a lot of good quality bars and restaurants. As well as street artists playing music or acting, a must visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The best time to get the feel of San Telmo is at the Sunday market when the locals come out in force lining the streets with handcrafts for sale. In the square, even if a bit pricy, you might be lucky enough to pick up a "genuine" antique. Keep an eye out for the street musicians...anything from a grand piano... More

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nothing really special here, as far as I was concerned just another tourist trap. A lot of brightly painted buildings and ex tango ladies, "No I do NOT want to have my photo taken with you" gets a bit tiring after the 6th attempt. Just like Bourbon St in New Orleans, people think they just have to have a good... More

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Jaboticabal, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We arrived at the hotel, settled and went down to ask for suggestions for a Sunday. The concierge told us to go and walk around in the San Telmo open air flee market! boy, was he right? the market is just fantastic, lots of old stuff, and not so old as well, but the best thing was the people, the... More

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Flores Da Cunha, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I'm a huge fan of Mafalda. If you are also a fan must go to take a picture. A nice place to eat also. Try La Brigada if you want some Argentinian tradicional beef.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was very busy with tourists, locals and vendors. I did not see any problems and everyone seemed to be having a good time. My wife and I started at one end and worked, or shall I say she worked, and I watched until the other end. She found some great gifts and a few for herself. We had a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

last time i visited san telmo and plaza dorrego was 15 years ago. i was very happy to see the improvement of the barrio, cleaner streets, more art on the antique shops and more good restaurants. going down on Defenza st and the little restaurants with the umbrellas and decorative plants is a beauty. Plaza Dorrego is beautiful, nothing beats... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I lived here for five months and got to know it fairly well. The Mercado San Telmo has great antique shops and a cool old book and map store, and a decent coffee place. The Sunday street market is great, but a little more expensive. La Continental is a chain that has excellent and consistent empanadas. La Poesía has good... More

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