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San Telmo

Address: Carlos Calvo esquina com Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires Historical Walking Tour
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Ranked #25 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Mombasa, Kenya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The markets are huge and they come along with lots of street side artists and shows A must do in BA for sure Lovely Italian place on 1st floor overlooking the square makes for a nice lunch with a great view overlooking the buzzing streets

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

San Telmo is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Buenos Aires: Mix of old and new features. If you travel downsouth you cannot possibly miss: Plaza Dorrego : You´ll have the chance to walk around and enjoy a great fair during the weekend!, Paseo de la Historieta, Up and Down Defensa Street . You will also have the greatest chance... More 

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

It's such a small area, but check out the artists and markets in the small square. On Sundays it comes alive with tango street dancing and music and festivities. Once a month the people celebrate a country - an even bigger event!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I stayed in San Telmo during my stay in Buenos Aires. I discovered two gems that should be experienced. Biking Buenos Aires for a fantastic tour of B.A. and the Federal bar for dinner and an entertaining evening out.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a huge market held on sundays and well worth a visit. It stretches about 5 km so seems endless but has lots of local items. It's just buzzing with life!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The good: One of the oldest areas of Buenos Aires with beautiful buildings. Few are well taken care but many are not. As we were walking around we dreamed of having the resources to purchase them all and bring them back to their earlier splendor. Look at the wood and brass work on the tall doors of these buildings. We... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We walked blocks and blocks through the street vendors. Lots of cutsy crafts, inexpensive belts and such. We purchased a leather jacket in a store along the way. Once we reached Plaza Dorrego we watched some professionals give a little show after 6pm on Sunday and they just passed the hat. I understand that there is a milonga in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was my first day here and it was pretty cool to walk and check out all the stuff! There are souvenirs, antiques, food, clothing and so on along this long street. We enjoyed checking everything out. Wear comfortable shoes, cobblestone streets partly. I watched my bag as normal, but I keep seeing people writing about pickpockets. I never had... More 

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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live parttime in Argentina, just in one of the streets where every Sunday the Feria of San Telmo takes place. A few do's and dont's: do's: two times to walk around and eventually buy: at the beginning at 11 hrs (not very crowded and sellers willing to offer a deal to start the day) and at 18 hrs, when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great way to pass a Sunday afternoon. Many antique vendors have stalls in the plaza where they are selling their wares, but extending out from that are booths with all kinds of souvenirs. Some of the things are handcrafted by the individual and others are items you will see on every block but this fair stretches for about a mile... More 

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