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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.
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Calle Defensa | Bairro San Telmo, 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 street fair outdoor market vendors selling arts and crafts for sale leather goods great area walk around empanadas
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are visitng Buenos Aires on a Sunday, this is a place you cannot miss. You will see great examples of argentian lifestyle, crafts and music

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AlexandreN994
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled across this whilst randomly walking in Buenos Aires.There is a cute little square or plaza at the heart of the district,,next to a quirky market.The cafes have street tango going on,I think they start at 6pm early evening.Pop some pesos or dollars in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 6 days ago

San Telmo Market has grown with the tourist influx. What used to be a flea market has evolved into an arts/crafts market with some overpriced antiqutes on the plaza. Worth seeing but watch out for pick pockets!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank A6540KBthomasb
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really liked San Telmo and it’s probably my favorite area in Buenos Aires. It’s a very cosy and green area with lovely buildings, restaurants, cafes and small shops.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maria H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Like most we did the Sunday market and loved the atmosphere. It is a great area to wander around and take in the sites and market stalls. The cafes are friendly and the coffee good. There are some very interesting shops and like most markets...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark and Wils B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this place is great. the sunday market is quite interesting with lots of variety and very reasonable prices. during the week, just sit and relax with a few friends or alone with a beer. you don't have to spend a ton of money to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nomad794257
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The heart and soul of Buenos Aires with Tango, restaurants cafe and all souvenirs you can imagine. I went 4 times and i would go again. Make sure to be there sundays for the flea market and evening for tango.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank antonioched
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

San Telmo has to be visited on Sunday, so nice place with artists and handcraft, music and tango in the street. And a lot of vintage stores of all sorts. Of course, touristic, but a majority of people are Porteños de fin de semana. Enjoy...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jcbolay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure Sundays are the big event with the most stalls and vendors, however, I find coming not on Sunday a pleasant and a different experience. There are still street vendors in the plaza and tango dancers performing. What you don't have is the crowds. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yesileft
Reviewed 1 week ago

With older buildings lining the cobbled streets this area is great to explore, with bars, coffee shops and restaurants dotted around the area, together with ‘niche’ shops waiting to be found.

Date of experience: March 2019
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wildbio1
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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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
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March 15, 2018|
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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.
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