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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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San Telmo Neighborhood Tour with Tango Lessons
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Taconeando Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires
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Best.FleaMarket.Ever

This amazing flea market extends for blocks and blocks. Great finds at incredible prices. There are cool shops and cafes along the way. You will love the street musicians who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This amazing flea market extends for blocks and blocks. Great finds at incredible prices. There are cool shops and cafes along the way. You will love the street musicians who are also quite talented. We loved our day in San Telmo. Plan on at least one day to take in everything!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really love San Telmo - especially if you are there on a Sunday where they have vendors selling their souvenirs or artisan products, good food at the restaurants and tango shows.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed Sunday antique market, lots of people and music made me cheerful. It is crowded place but I enjoyed this. U must go on Sunday

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This refurbished area helds flea market, antiques and freak things, as well as artists, old fashioned buildings and bars and restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to be staying in a hotel on the plaza where on the Sunday there is a wonderful open air antiques market. The area is also full of great Argentinean restaurants and bars, tango is danced litterally everywhere, and in the plaza by locals. So much fun.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good way to experience the old Buenos Aires. The neighbourhood is bursting with energy and here is where you find tango. Take some lessons, watch it performed in the street or pop into a cafe to watch tango dancers. You can buy yummy asado from street vendors. On the weekend the market is in full swing, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for a place to stay and handy for tango dancers as well as the main shopping area, banks and sight seeing. You can get the Subte (underground train) if you walk up to the main shopping street and easy to pick up a taxi if you're too tired of walking the streets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great neighbourhood and it's so long you have markets here and it has everything's you can imagine. Visited it a few times while living in BA and would go back it's so amazing to see a lot of pieces of past in things and collectibles. In a way it's a place of history and when you want a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Defensa offers 2 km of stalls on Sundays: a mix of flea market, antiques, street food, lovely craft, bad taste, live tango, performers of all kinds, ... it was fairly crowded, but nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private walking tour of La Boca and San Telmo with Buenostours (See my separate review of this excellent tour company) We took the 29 bus from La Boca to San Telmo, where we saw the incredibly long street, La Defensa, absolutely filled with antique stalls of very high quality. Silver, porcelain, books, art work, dolls, all sorts!... 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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