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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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Large Sunday Flea market

If you find yourself in BA on a Sunday, consider strolling down this one long street which is closed off to traffic. Many of the items at this very large flea market are of an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you find yourself in BA on a Sunday, consider strolling down this one long street which is closed off to traffic. Many of the items at this very large flea market are of an antique nature, however all kinds of interesting stuff is made available for purchase. Not everything is at the cheapest price. You must know your prices.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This afternoon I visited San Telmo. It was insightful to see another side of Buenos Aires ... The cobblestones streets are quaint and the people lovely ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found some great souvenirs here and enjoyed talking with the artisans who made them. A great way to spend a Sunday in BA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The older part of town and lots of history. The bars and cafes are on every corner . The weekend markets in ladefense rd are the biggest I have seen . They go on for kilometres and have lots of cool stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were only in San Telmo for 24 hours, but we stayed in the area and walked at night, feeling very safe. The graffiti is everywhere! Some of it looks like gang tags, but a lot of buildings are covered in beautiful art! My suggestion to the local homes and businesses, if you don't want a "tag" on your building,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best place in Buenos Aires to see wonderful architecture, antiques and collectables, musicians and restaurant in just a few blocks of walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Buenos Aires at a glance . Hundreds of restaurants, bars and live music . Also some street artists performing on week ends . Parking it's a major issue. ....a cab from down town is better than drive. Some precautions needed in late nite if walking alone . Regular dining starting at usd 20 each.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed nearby so we're here four times in the week we spent in B.A. Lots of food options, a questionable "market" and a feeling of slight unease each night. The buildings, cobblestone, and antique shops made up for any shortcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wandering the streets of San Telmo, it reminds me of Roma. Antiques, markets, food and grand architecture, what a wonderful place to get lost in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an incredible place to stroll through stall upon stall of goods and artisans' art, jewelry, etc. on a Sunday afternoon! Start at the beginning of Defensa at Plaza de Mayo and amble all the way down to Plaza de San Telmo at least 2-3 miles down. On the Plaza de San Telmo, you'll find old telephones, crystal, and linens,... More 

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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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