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Address: Carlos Calvo esquina com Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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A fabulous way to spend a Sunday! Shopping and bargaining with the numerous stalls makes this an excellent destination for souvenirs - including some highly unique finds if you've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A fabulous way to spend a Sunday! Shopping and bargaining with the numerous stalls makes this an excellent destination for souvenirs - including some highly unique finds if you've got the dedication to wade through the antique stalls! Be sure to stop and watch the tango dances, pop-up bands and other entertainment along the route as it's a great flavour... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

So this is the place where I was boned and raced. I remember it as a child, the antiques market and the cafes with the unique atmosphere. Every time i go back to buenos .aires I make sure to visit Sant Telmo. .no trio to this beautiful city will be complete without getting lost in Plaza .dorrego and surrondings.

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mumbai
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were there in Feb. 15. We lived in San Telmo and started our first day which happened to be a Sunday by strolling to Casa Rosada which is at the other end of San Telmo. After a short visit of the Square and the down town area, we walked through the flea market and picked up some really good... More 

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Linwood, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A district in Buenos Aires. It is a unique location where all the houses are painted different bright primary colors! Lots of shops and cafes. There are Tango Danes all over dancing and taking pictures with you. It's a bit touristy but not obscenely so. The combination of all this is actually fun, quirky and Funky. Worth the time!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We got a good look at the neighborhood while driving around with our tour guide. This would be an interesting place to walk around during the day.

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City of Venice, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This must be one of the best flea markets in the world. I always find treasures. I can also be read as a museum of the city's glorious past.

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Salmon Arm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

San Telmo is a square, but it is also one of the most fascinating areas of Buenos Aires. A walk from the Pink House down the incredible open-air market on a Sunday afternoon to the square must surely be one of the maximum fun experiences available anywhere. Besides block after block of kiosks selling wares of every description, there are... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting colorful part of the city with a nice public square. To experience the "Street Tango" lessons the area is known for, a weekend day visit would be better. Stroll through Mercado San Telmo and you might find some bargains or cheap food including fruits and vegetables.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

if you are 18, wear a t shirt and jeans and drink beer on the side walk, San Telmo can be a great place. If you have gray hair and have a wallet to protect, go during the day and hit the famous cafes and restaurants and take a taxi home after dark. Late at night, the streets are full... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Narrow streets Photo ops The Rivas Cafe had very good service. My husbands fish was excellent. my salad was fresh and tasty.

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