Feira de San Telmo
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • San Juan • 10 min walk
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IN_Travelers47906
West Lafayette, IN4,718 contributions
Jan 2020
Not to be confused with the indoor Mercado San Telmo, which on Sundays becomes part of the Sunday fair, the famous San Telmo Sunday Fair (Feira de San Telmo) extends from the original antiques site at the Plaza Dorrego for a mile down Defensa almost to the Plaza de Mayo. We took a taxi (less than $10 USD) to the corner of Humberto 1º and Balcarce and then walked a block to the Plaza Dorrego, which is the site of the original antiques fair from which the rest has grown. Plaza Dorrego is also the location for live Tango dancing, which is not to be missed.

From Plaza Delrego, follow Defensa in the opposite direction from which you have come and you will see dozens and dozens of stands stretching along a mile of Defensa leading to Plaza de Mayo. The vast majority of the goods you will see have been handmade by the proprietor and the prices are extremely reasonable. Plan for at least two hours to allow yourself to soak it all in as you browse, buy and eat your way to the end.
Written March 7, 2020
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark651 contributions
Nov 2019
This review will be much the same as the market in Recoleta, as you will see many of the same vendors. The main difference here is the many vendors branching off the side streets of the main market.
Man, I couldn't believe the variety and quality of the offerings. At least half of the vendors were selling actual hand made artworks and crafts- colourful and unique, many vendors actually making stuff right at their stalls. This is NOT a place for crappy mass produced 'made in China' souvenirs. I only wish I had more room in my luggage so I could support these artisans. The prices are very fair considering much of what's here is original and hand made. In addition, nobody was charging me 'gringo prices', so please refrain from haggling- you'll only ruin it for the people who appreciate it here. There must be hundreds of booths, so take your time. There will be food vendors and maybe live entertainment as well. I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday in BA. BTW, plan to send some time here, as this market is mostly along a single street, is crowded as heck, and seems like it goes on forever. Well at least a mile.
Written March 21, 2020
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panamtravelkid
Los Angeles, CA292 contributions
Feb 2020
nice festival atmosphere with lots of stalls of offerings. The handmade artisanal crafts were nice, but plenty of touristy things to weed through. Artistic hand painted postcards, handmade wallets from leather or colorful cloth - all very sweet keepsakes when you get home. A great place for non-cheesy souvenirs and gifts for friends, family, assistant, and holiday gifts . There is very little shade, so suggest bringing a hat. Leave time to peruse, see local performers and maybe a band of drummers will start a party in the street!
Written March 12, 2020
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kdeli
Agia Paraskevi, Greece1,634 contributions
Oct 2019
One of the place that touristic guides recommend to vist is the SAN TELMO.
There are several thinks to see there. Shops with leathers thinks, souvenirs, the Antiques bazaar, where you can find old and second hands thinks and curios. Also there is a food market with some small restaurants. If you have time you can walk in the narrow roads. It is a litl bit jammed but colorful.
Written February 7, 2020
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Andy401C
London, UK115 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This market spans the whole length of Defensa and some side streets in between and ends at a sizeable antiques/curio fair in the square at San Telmo. There are plenty of photo opportunities and many many stalls along the way selling all manner of craft goods, antiques, artworks and jewellery. Defo worth a visit with a stop along the way for a beer or two!!!
Written November 6, 2022
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Elias H
Sao Paulo, SP626 contributions
Jan 2020
Previously restricted to the Plaza Dorrego and its surroundings, today the "San Telmo Fair" also extends throughout the Calle Defensa. Many tents selling trinkets. So much so that the main antique dealers migrated into stores and galleries.
Written February 13, 2020
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Ashish_Negi17
Pune, India1,236 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
San Telmo is very big and famous market and well know as Antique shops section and clothes, crafting stuffs etc, we can go and visit the market. its too long and can easily spend 4-5 hours. its open on weekends.

Its having many shops with very very old antique products like coins, telephones, camera, paintings, bags

We can do shopping of clothes, many food ships are available to enjoy tasty food
Written January 6, 2020
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Jenna
462 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I thought it was just another art market... but it turns out to be an antiques market. And they have EVERYTHING! From empty bottles to sets of cutlery... you name it! It’s very nice to see street performers too! Tango in the streets is pretty authentic to me!
Written March 20, 2020
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oma664
Los Angeles, CA53 contributions
Dec 2019
I was there in 2000 by myself and was very eager to show it to my husband this trip. It was not as I remembered it. It went for many blocks on Defensa and the side streets. I was eagerly looking for artisan gifts as souvenirs for friends. It took a while but I did find terrific handbags, great gifts. There are also great shops lining the old section "the permanent shops" of San Telmo. Worth staying a Sunday to experience it as we did.
Written January 9, 2020
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Bongocuba
Miami, FL114 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Outdoor standa with locally made jewelry, souveniers of all types and very amicable vendors. Stopped there before visiting the San Telmo Market and enjoyed it. 1/2 to 1 hour depending on how much one wants to shop.
Written June 26, 2022
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