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San Telmo

Address: Carlos Calvo esquina com Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #25 of 259 Attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Apparently, this takes place every sunday and we discovered by accident. We went to Mass at the Cathedral and were looking for a toilet along Defensa road when we saw the flea market. They sell all sorts of interesting goodies and there was something for everyone. We saw live bands playing and apparently they even dance the tango on the... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I find San telmo to be nice during the weekends but a bit unsafe during the week days, specially at night. I like the Sunday San Temo Fair and I think that building are very nice and also the history and culture of the place but again it can be unsafe. I would say that Palermo is so much better... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Go to the Feria de San Telmo. It was very vibrant and eclectic, and you can find so many things to buy there!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Mix of run down grand buildings and fully restored old colonial mansions and townhouses, jostling together among graffiti, local shops and restaurants, cars, dogs, people sitting in doorways, music and abundant life. Rubbish piles up during the day but is miraculously cleaned away in the depths of the night. The Sunday market is not to be missed - bands playing... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

San Telmo is the oldest, and for me the most interesting neighborhood in Buenos Aires, due to the colonial buildings, art galleries, restaurants and bohemian atmosphere. On Sundays there's an antique fair, with lots of street sellers, where you can find everything.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Initially the area looks touristy but move away from the main square and it feels more authentic. The Mercado is a must, the bric a brac fascinating. Some cute cafes too. Very different to Palermo etc.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It should be visited on Sunday afternoons! The flea market first, then, as the sun sets, watch the "street tango" on Dorrego square. This is no professional show, it is a spontaneous street gathering where anyone can dance tango. Not to be missed!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very cool antiques market that many other street artisans and vendors pile on. Streets closed, lots of crowds, but doesn't feel too touristy (like La Boca). Reminds me of Sunday markets in San Francisco. Not sure what its like other days of the week but read that specifically Sunday is the big day for the market. Cool indoor foodie market... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I know, I know. Tourists should know better and do more research and keep more aware of their surroundings etc.etc. However even though we had read tons about keeping careful, we still managed to get hit with the 'bird poop scam' (though we somehow missed reading about the details of this particular trick on the internet until after we got... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

San Telmo has more to offer and to show that only Calle Defensa. There is a Museum of modern Arts, there are other roads with interesting shops, cafes and buildings. There are small places to discover. Of course the feria on sundays is a must.

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