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San Telmo

Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 3181-5188
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“sunday market” (168 reviews)
“antique shops” (142 reviews)
“flea market” (128 reviews)
LOCATION
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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+54 11 3181-5188
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"sunday market"
in 168 reviews
"antique shops"
in 142 reviews
"flea market"
in 128 reviews
"plaza dorrego"
in 117 reviews
"tango dancers"
in 117 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 40 reviews
"great sunday"
in 21 reviews
"street performers"
in 34 reviews
"outdoor market"
in 18 reviews
"vendors selling"
in 19 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 21 reviews
"for sale"
in 36 reviews
"leather goods"
in 34 reviews
"great area"
in 21 reviews
"walk around"
in 29 reviews
"empanadas"
in 35 reviews
"la boca"
in 25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique part of Buenos Aires. Originally a major entry point in the 19th century for immigrants from Europe, especially Italy. Great restaurants and shops. Definitely a must see part of the old Buenos Aires that is the closest you will get a sense of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving in the adjacent area on a Wednesday, the hotel clerk recommended we explore go to other places the next few days & to SanTelmo on Sunday. By coming here during a weekday you would never guess this neighborhood with it'so old buildings turns...More

Thank L L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to come and spend a couple of days.street fair on Sunday is fantastic. They have free tango shows on Saturday at Plaza Dorrego in the afternoon. Lots of antique shops all over Calle Defensa. And many good restaurants

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in San Telmo which for us was absolutely perfect! Very easy to walk to a number of places, safe, great restaurants nearby and the markets were absolutely fabulous! On our next visit we would definitely stay in this area again!

Thank Mebeija
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plaza Dorrego, in Defensa and Humberto primo, is maybe the most typical place to visit in Buenos Aires. A little bit a thematic park of the porteño culture, it does have anyways a flavor of what Buenos Aires is all about. The cafes around the...More

Thank Gabo M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky we got to be in a hotel in Defensa Street right in the heart of the historical area of San Telmo. The first night we wandered down Defensa and found so many bars and restaurants it was really hard to choose....More

Thank Rosecomb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun Sunday activity in the heart of Buenos Aires, la Feria de San Telmo is full of sights, sounds, smell, stalls of antiques and everything for the tourist. We arrived around 11 am and started at the plaza and walked the entire distance, about...More

Thank Explorando_13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outskirts of the market start near Cathedral station and run down Defenso until you hit a small square which is often used for tango dancing. The stalls in the square are only allowed to sell antiques pre 1970 but around the square you will...More

1  Thank Peterinl0nd0n
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An open space place with a lot of everything where you can find literally a little of everything from food to furniture to jewelry to books and pictures to... Have fun trying different foods on the street or sitting at a nice restaurant, buy a...More

Thank Xandra H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the quaintest authentic neighborhood that we visited in Buenos Aires...and we were in the city for six days. We visited the old bars and coffee shops, the antiques market in the square next to the Tango Dancers and then went tothe huge covered...More

Thank Marybeth A
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lindamonika
March 18, 2018|
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Response from John a | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I have no idea. I loved San Telmo. I saw nothing of Greenwich Village in this area except pure Buenos Aires.
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royeldridge
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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royeldridge
March 15, 2018|
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Response from NicoSansalone | Reviewed this property |
Unless younare a fan of the movie Happy Days, I would look elsewhere. There is a wide variety of places to experience tango. Being a tourist guide myself, I recommend shows with no dinner. They are cheaper and you can eat... More
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