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Address: Carlos Calvo | 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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San telmo is an amazing area of culture, great food and art. La boca is nearby and a must see, it is full of color and fun people watching. Take a cab, no really we guffawed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

San telmo is an amazing area of culture, great food and art. La boca is nearby and a must see, it is full of color and fun people watching. Take a cab, no really we guffawed the locals when they said we could not walk there, both times we were almost mugged , so yep stupid americans. When they say... More 

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Alhambra, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There is really nothing to see or shop at San Telmo. All you see are tourists.There are some old buildings. The goods are not made locally. There are some good restaurants around. The tango dancers are tired and overaged.

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Margate, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was great to discover this area after taking the Subte and walking through the neighbourhood but the market and the 'Argentinian' experience seemed quite forced.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The perfect place to meet the local traditions and art and the best tango dancers too! At weekends the market gets full of crafts, antiques, painters and musicians. There are also many good antiques shops. Take your time to walk around and have a nice meal while you enjoy the real Buenos Aires.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

San Telmo is the barrio that lies six blocks from Plaza de Mayo, bounded to the north and south by the Microcentro and La Boca, and to the east and west by Puerto Madero and Avenida 9 de Julio. It’s the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Please do not forget to visit this place special on Sunday,during the day a lot of local peoples sold traditional products very nice and very cheap like a bazaar.

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We booked our accommodation here based on others views of it being safe & we found it a great place to stay. We were able to walk around at night, lots of great restaurants, close to bus& train and great markets on a sunday.

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slidell, la
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Just stroll and meet the people too and do NOT miss the artisans nor the private tour in Englisg (12, 1:00, 2:00 only - ring bell) of Zanjon de Granados, a private museum! It is $15 which helps to fund it a bit and it is fantastic! About an hour but well worth it and you won't forget it. Extremely... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The place to go to visit the local art and artisans. Filled with culture, ideas, music and the people of Argentina. Words do not describe the events of the day, but no one is ever disappointed. You never know when the music comes one, dances start and those selling their wears will tell you their story. Sit for a coffee,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a lovely area to walk around. If you go here be sure to stop in for a coffee in Coffee Town. Really nice little coffee hut in the middle of the market. It also featured in the movie "Focus" with Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

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Address: Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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.