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San Telmo Art Walk

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Address: Plaza Dorrego | Corner of Humberto Primo & Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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ESTA VISITA GUIADA ES EN Ingles!!! The San Telmo Art & History Walk is...

ESTA VISITA GUIADA ES EN Ingles!!! The San Telmo Art & History Walk is a 3-hour guided walking tour through Buenos Aires' oldest and most bohemian barrio. Graffiti. Galleries. Art. History. Culture. Open your eyes in Buenos Aires.

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A Fabulous Walking Tour, Custom Designed for us!

The four of us wanted a walking tour that would show us one of the art areas of Buenos Aires, including history, street art, museums, and photo ops. Sounded like a tall order but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 14, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The four of us wanted a walking tour that would show us one of the art areas of Buenos Aires, including history, street art, museums, and photo ops. Sounded like a tall order but Kevin created a private tour that did it all, plus lunch! He walked us through San Telmo, telling us the history of this one of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We were debating taking a free walking tour in Buenos Aires when we came across the San Telmo tour. It was definitely worth the money. We had been staying in San Telmo already and the tour helped tremendously in helping us understand the history and culture of the barrio. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

Fantastic way to get around San Telmo. We took a nice long walk around the area, stopped for lunch at a great choripan place and for coffee at Mercado and even got to try mate. We got to check out street art, galleries, filetes, parks and Argentine history hot spots. Overall, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This is truly one of the best art fairs/antique markets that I've ever seen. They have amazing antiques and things that you can't find anywhere else. Don't miss this Sunday tradition in Buenos Aires. It is a really great place to buy souvenirs and to get a special item that you. Try to get there early around 10 o'clock when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

The San Telmo Art Walk is totally a thing unto itself. Taking over the entire neighborhood, one can walk and view everything in the mercado for HOURS, never tiring of it. YOU MUST GO!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

The tour was a really great way to experience Buenos Aires and the San Telmo area. I typically do not like tours, but loved that this was specific to the art and culture of the area. Not only did we see some great street art, but also saw some of the great restaurants and drink spots in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Steve was a great guide through the wonderful neighborhood of San Telmo. During what was his first solo guiding experience of this tour he was accompanied by another guide Rick. The information they shared about the history of both this neighborhood and its art certainly made us feel more at home during our stay in the city. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did the art walk with Rick and Steve. It was Steve's first time leading a tour, so Rick was there to fill in any blanks. The wealth of knowledge these two shared with us was amazing. We learned so much about the street art scene, as well as about Argentine politics and history. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

Having lived in many different areas of Buenos Aires for the last 6 years, Rick has insiders knowledge (with the added benefit of an outsiders perspective) on all things San Telmo. His 3hr tour took us on a journey of art, history, antiques, food & people. While he shared his engaging stories, we stuffed our faces with local ice cream,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been to San Telmo many times and have enjoyed the street art but this tour gave me a whole different perspective. I learned more about the neighborhood and its history. I gained an understanding for the role of art in Buenos Aires. Most importantly, I had fun while learning about the story behind the art. The guide is very... More 

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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