San Telmo Art Walk
San Telmo Art Walk
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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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Adam L
Snohomish, WA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The BA Craft Beer Walk was absolutely awesome. We weren't sure what to expect but it was a really awesome experience. Our guide was super knowledgable, friendly, helpful, and fun. He really catered the tour to the group to make sure everyone was happy. I'm SO glad we did this and we ended up going back to a few of the breweries later in the trip that we visited on the tour. Great experience!
Written September 17, 2019
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Nathan Dean
Atlanta, United States104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
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 oldest areas of Buenos Aires, full of fantastic street art. It was great stuff and we were glad to learn that it is considered art rather than obnoxious graffiti! After a good lunch at a local restaurant he took us on the the BA Museum of Contemporary Art where we saw an amazing show by Marta Minujin. Kevin is a true pro as a guide - he found out what we wanted and delivered it SUPERBLY!
Written March 14, 2016
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Jon Matson
Borrego Springs, CA1,240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
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 it all starts.
Written July 12, 2015
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EdGrogan
Arlington, VA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
I took the La Boca tour and the longer San Telmo tour on separate days. I liked the idea of an art focus in addition to the history, and I wasn't disappointed. Rick, a San Telmo resident himself, is tremendously knowledgeable of the local art scene, particularly street art, which is in abundance in these neighborhoods of a city where graffiti is legal, where political and social expression are found throughout in murals and icons. He's an engaging guide, and his affection for these places comes through and helps him give life to his presentation of these communities. He took me into MAMBA, the modern art museum down that way, and gave me some background that came in handy when I visited MALBA, the Latin American art museum, on my own the next day.
Written December 21, 2014
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Malissa M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
My friends and I researched several BA graffiti walk options before deciding on this one, and I can confidently say that we made the right choice! Rick is very knowledgable and personable, and his personalized tour included just enough history and plenty of interesting stops/explanations throughout the 2-ish hours of the walk. Even though we'd already been to San Telmo several times, it was so much better to explore with a guide who could direct our attention to so many (sometimes easily-missable) points of interest along the way. It's also nice to feel like you're supporting a passionate individual's enterprise rather than giving your money to a touristy company.
Written September 24, 2014
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Thanks so much! That bit about "passionate person's project" may be the nicest thing anyone's said about the walk. Gracias y abrazos!
Written September 25, 2014
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Erik E
Athens, GA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
This tour is a perfect way to start exploring the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. We took the tour with Rick on our first day and I cannot think of a better way to get a feeling of the neighborhood-centric atmosphere that exists in BA. Through the walking tour of San Telmo, Rick will captivate you with wonderful stories and aspects of Argentine / Buenos Aires history, facilitated through the medium of street art. Rick's passion for art, architecture, history, and the neighborhood make this tour an unforgettable adventure. In addition to the excellent introduction to art, culture, and history, Rick is a great resource for recommendations on places to eat/drink and generally ways to enjoy the city. I would strongly recommend this tour for anyone who is just getting to know San Telmo and Buenos Aires.
Written September 23, 2014
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Hey thanks man! Yours and a previous tour have inspired me to start a weekly Beer Bust. Come back for round 2? :-)
Written September 25, 2014
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archerda
Columbus, OH39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
This was a great way to explore San Telmo. At first blush you could go into this neighborhood and just not get it. You wouldn't understand why it has the cache that it does if you explored on your own. Hearing Rick tell the stories behind the street art, why it's exploded in BA and his experiences meeting and interviewing the various artists brings this neighborhood to life and sets you up for additional exploration on your own that will be much more engaging. I particularly enjoyed grabbing a pint with the group mid way through the tour.
Written September 19, 2014
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Thanks so much for the review and the fun we had that day, including the pint of bitters in Gibraltar. Inspired by you and another group, I've started a weekly pub tour: The San Telmo Beer Bust! Maybe I'll see y'all again some time. Saludos!
Written September 25, 2014
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SASNY
New York, NY133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My husband and I spent an evening on a private tour with Kevin, and had a wonderful time. This truly was a private, customized tour and not a boring visit to the usual tourist traps. We communicated extensively with Kevin before the trip concerning our likes and what we wanted from the tour, and he put together a fantastic itinerary, where we sampled unusual, delicious food and wine at amazing places that we would never have found ourselves. Kevin is an engaging conversationalist and taught us much about the food and the city, and gave us great recommendations on where to eat and visit during the rest of our time in BA. Highly recommended!
Written January 3, 2020
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PRichards_13
Plano, TX47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
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!
Written May 22, 2015
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Stephanie H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
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.
Written April 16, 2015
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