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San Telmo

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Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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This is a walk of several blocks along a street lined with local vendors selling a mind boggling array of crafts. Some are touristic and some very artful - all are interesting... read more

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extensive art/antique/handicrafts market along Ave Defensa and Plaza Dorrego on Sundays. Normal pickpocket precautions apply due to crowds. Several good restaurants and tango bars in San Telmo in evenings. OK for family during the day. Little more sketchy at night - take a cab.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a walk of several blocks along a street lined with local vendors selling a mind boggling array of crafts. Some are touristic and some very artful - all are interesting! The street has restaurants and shops that add to the experience.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plaza Dorego in San Telmo is a cosy square. During the day there are tango presentations and it's nice to at these from the shadow of the trees. We always rent an apartment in San Telmo, because we love the heartbeat of this part of Bs As.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The San Telmo market had lots of variety of goods for sell. Everything from antiques to crafts, jewellery and scarfs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The market is in each Sunday from 10-4pm. It runs over several blocks and has local handcrafts, music, performers and food. If you are in Buenos Aires on a Sunday, it is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

probabily my favoruite part of BA, very young , friendly , and interesting area, enjoy also the San Telmo Market .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

San Telmo has a great young vibe. Despite the fact I was stolen while walking during the San Telmo street market, it is a fantastic place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

San Telmo is a must see on a Sunday, when the market is open. Nearly everything is available for sale, clothing, leather goods, dulce de leche, jewellery, etc. There is live music and tango dancing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really fun a and lively place to visit. Just off the Plaza de Mayo - there is an enormous market on Sundays. Hundreds (maybe a thousand?) of vendors of lots of handicrafts (or not). Some truly local and some not so much but still really fun to see. As you get more into the area there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the antiques and craft fair here, and are so glad that we also checked out the businesses along the way. There were some great antique stores and also really interesting art galleries along the way.

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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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