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Feira de San Telmo

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Feira de San Telmo

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Calle Defensa, Humberto I Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires 1065 Argentina
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Buenos Aires’ neighborhoods each have a distinctive character from the historic barrios of San Telmo and La Boca, to the beautiful parks and plazas of Palermo and Recoleta, and the modern skyscrapers of Puerto Madero. This small-group tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, visiting all of the top attractions in just half a day.
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sandy c wrote a review Mar 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark540 contributions231 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jenna wrote a review Mar 2020
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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!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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panamtravelkid wrote a review Mar 2020
Montevideo, Uruguay252 contributions63 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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IN_Travelers47906 wrote a review Mar 2020
West Lafayette, Indiana4,565 contributions665 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Vancouver63 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada161 contributions42 helpful votes
I went on Sunday as they're known for their outdoor antique market in the square. There were some interesting things -but some of the shops in the surrounding area were much more worthwhile. Serious crowds on Sunday. I'll not be rushing back.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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