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Feria de Mataderos

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Feria de Mataderos

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Lisandro de la Torre & Avenida de Los Corrales Barrio de Mataderos, Buenos Aires Argentina
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Buenos Aires’ neighborhoods each have a distinctive character from the historic barrios of San Telmo and La Boca, to the beautiful parks and plazas of Palermo and Recoleta, and the modern skyscrapers of Puerto Madero. This small-group tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, visiting all of the top attractions in just half a day.
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Clelia N wrote a review Feb 2020
Porto Alegre, RS1 contribution
I wish I had read the comment here which points out the Feria doesn't happen during Jan and Feb months....we wanted to have experienced the traditional fare, but instead just saw a regular Street market.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Janet H wrote a review Jan 2020
Woking, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
Just to confirm that this market is not open January and February so save yourselves a trip if you were planning to go in these months.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Danny wrote a review Dec 2019
Beinsdorp, The Netherlands1,253 contributions57 helpful votes
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Feria de Mataderos What an experience . One must leave the so called safe tourist zone from BA to get here by cab ( takes approx 20-25 minutes to get here ) Feria de Mataderos is held on sundays . Many people selling items on a very long market can be seen too . People dancing with eachother , Some gauchos anticipate too , This was an awesome experience !
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Date of experience: December 2019
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lindymae wrote a review Dec 2019
Denver, CO268 contributions220 helpful votes
CHOOSE THIS STREET FAIR! I know you have choices on a Sunday, but this one wins. Absolutely worth the 30 minute taxi/uber ride. You'll need the entire day if you want to explore beyond the main square into the unending "fringe festival" that takes place in the adjacent park. The vendors in the main area offer a variety of real crafts and authentic goods, no repeats or imported tourist trinkets. There is great street food and a couple of pop-up parrillas with table service. There is only one porta-potty (constantly being cleaned, though.) When the line gets long consider visiting the Criollo Museum of Los Corrales in one of the main buildings. For $50 (pesos) you not only get a trip to the bathroom (BYOTP), you get to see the crazy collection of vaguely-related, thickly-dusted, debatably-precious items on display in the museum. Don't rush out, have a look around, it's as wonderful as it is wacky. Everyone we interacted with from the ticket seller at the museum to the purveyors of the cerveza artesanal (we are always on the lookout for a decent IPA) and the spunky girls selling ice cream were convivial and made us feel so welcome to join in the fun. The real treasure hunt of the day was in the park where there are miles of blankets laid out with all kinds (no, really, ALL kinds) of stuff for sale. It's like a vast, meandering yard sale. Occasional food and drink stalls also dot the event. We enjoyed our enthusiastic teenaged "bar tender" mixing OJ & vodka on a card table so much, we went back for seconds. Navigating is challenging in the maze of paths. I realized we'd made a full circuit only when we happened again upon the decrepit pony dedecked-out in his pony-ride finery, quietly waiting to die while children squealed on his back. We were so sad when the sun started to set the fair rolled up. We wanted to see more. Our big purchases of the day were a custom fitted belt by a guy who's been at it for so long he didn't even have to look down to cut and punch the leather and...wait for it...a pristine Charlie's Angels lunch box from 1978! (I wasn't kidding about ALL kinds of stuff.) It was one of the best days of our 8 day Buenos Aires trip and I'd go again in heartbeat. (We had table-top parrilla lunch at La Vieja Recova on the main square near the stage. I've reviewed it separately. Loved that experience as well.)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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menonrina wrote a review Nov 2019
peterborough139 contributions49 helpful votes
about 30 min by taxi , on the western side of the city. lots of street stalls to buy handicraft , beer and local food - all very safe. the street dancing goes on from 11am to late in the evening. if you are planning a taxi back to your hotel - do make sure you book your return journey in the morning as taxi driver dont want to come to Mataderos area as its a bit too far for them. if you have time in BA - you must spend a day here
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Date of experience: November 2019
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