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Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 30243616880
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Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been...

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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The San Telmo area in in Buenos Aires and is an interesting neighbourhood with lots of local colour and character.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The San Telmo area in in Buenos Aires and is an interesting neighbourhood with lots of local colour and character.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you come to this place you have to go a Sunday because this day is more crew and you can see san Telmo bazaars and buy some craft stuff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the old district of Buenos Aires. This area was the original site where well to do people lived before the turn of the twentieth century. Today the original stone roads add to the charm of the district and there are many restaurants and antique shops which add to the charm of the place. The markets operate daily and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in this areas of Buenos Aires close to walk to all the main sights. Recommend the area main square a short walk away, and the walking street for shops and markets. Lots of bars in walking distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice market with tons of artisan and vendors. You will find also good places to eat authentic food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Try come on a Sunday when they have the markets for about 2km up Defensa and in Dellegro square. A lot of antique shops along the way too. A lot of junk, but good people watching, a lot of live music and yummy food to pick up too (churros, empanadas, calzones).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice for a saturday night and sunday afternoon. Lots of places to enjoy tango music and dance, and very good restaurants both cheap and expensive.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like flea and antiques markets this is the right place for you, but can be very busy on weekends. You will find (specially on weekends) a lot of tourists. In Plaza Dorrego could find a lots of coffees and beer stores, probably some tango dancers or/and musicians. You could also go to lots of museums, the city museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you have some time on a Sunday stroll down Calle Defensa and see all the stuff and art they have for sale, it is a great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a great market every Sunday along Defensa and in Plaza Dorrego. The area is very historic, but also very touristy. The market had some hidden gems but was also a lot of junk. Worth checking out but don't spend the whole day there.

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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.
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