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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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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All reviews sunday market antique shops plaza dorrego flea market tango dancers cobblestone streets great sunday street performers outdoor market vendors selling arts and crafts for sale leather goods great area walk around empanadas la boca
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What a fun & entertaining place to visit! Open on Sundays in a several square block area of Buenis Aires, it is so large & holds so many vendors that it will take several hours to see it all. You can simply stroll & look...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MissKatieSunshine
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Yes, the tourists rule, but this is a fun area to walk and observe all the uniqueness and feel of this area. From tango to restaurants to vendors selling all sorts of things, the architecture and people watching are worth your time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been disappointed by San Telmo. The surroundings are poor and not in a good shape. Buildings are not maintained. Still people are friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bp91190
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will find mostly on Sundays the Square full of stands with antiques, performers, tango dancers, surrounding restaurants and shops, even markets! The has been developing and currently also has a long street full of artisans. The neighborhood has an interesting architecture too, according to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marta B
Reviewed 4 days ago

To visit San Telmo, devote one whole day so you can enjoy it 100%, I would recommend to go on Sunday morning. Even tho it's not expensive, you can spend a fortune on antiques, souvenirs, old records and beautiful handmade jewelry. Don't miss the Flea...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Milena B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Im not sure if we got lucky, or if it is always like that, but on the day we visited, San telmo was not crowded at all, very easy to walk around, without rushing, and just talking it easy. As soon as we walked in,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lia H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed in a hotel so i could be there for the Sunday markets. Fun inexpensive shopping but some crafts were not local but still inexpensive and good quality. Cobblestone streets with lots of people but side streets felt a bit unsafe at night . Several...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hmcsbn
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Defensa street, full of antique shops and bustling brasseries, passes through the Dorrego square, where many tourists come on Sundays to see the street market and street performances.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank naninn54
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

San Telmo is the only place I would ever stay in Buenos Aires. Wandering the cobblestone streets to my favourite cafés and tango bars, is an experience in itself. I have been going there for years and I still don’t understand why people think it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MsBonitaAalders
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

San Telmo is one of Buenos Aires’ must sees BUT make sure you visit it on a sunday so that you can enjoy the very typical flee markets. Also, make sure you stay out till after 8pm so that you can enjoy various street performances...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 11, 2018|
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Response from disi_in_motion | Reviewed this property |
Palermo: visit plaza serano. You find everything there. San Telmo: walk around and you will find great places... Try Don Ernesto (i think), all walls in the restaurant are fully written with comments of visitors;-) or try... More
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March 18, 2018|
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Response from JimP2897 | Reviewed this property |
I would write a comment / reply to the review saying: I accidentally gave a helpful vote to the above comment which I cannot retract. Please ignore that up-vote. If San Telmo is compared to NY Greenwich Village, to me... More
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Phileastalk |
Expensive for a small show, my experience is they were not friendly at all. It's only one pair dancing in between your meal. My experience came with unfriendly service. For a small show you overpay.