We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Huge flea market!”

Feria De San Pedro Telmo
Book In Advance
More Info
$63.00*
and up
San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour in Buenos Aires
Ranked #47 of 721 things to do in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Level Contributor
79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Huge flea market!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

This market spreads throughout at least 10 streets. The centre of it is located at plaza Dorrego, where there are cafes and places to eat. Watch out for the tourist traps with people trying to get you inside. The goods at the flea market are colorful, yet tend to get the same after a while. Make sure you dont carry nothing valuable, we made it safe.throughout the day only to be almost robbed on our way back by two ladies

Helpful?
Thank Inspectah9
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Write a Review

1,232 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    548
    482
    164
    34
    4
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“If you are visiting BA, must stroll through on Sunday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We enjoyed this market on Sunday. We didn't buy much, but there are several little antique shops and stands if you like that sort of thing (which we do). Toward the end, the plaza has a ton of stands with great pieces if you have the patience for searching for unique pieces. There are a ton a excellent cafes to have lunch at as well and music on some of the corners. Ladies-a cross body purse and comfortable shoes as the stone situation is peligroso. Not to state the obvious, but bring cash. Also you will learn in Argentina that no one EVER has change so always carry small bills.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank NLM M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Sunday cruise day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Yes it's full of tourists like me...and yes like everywhere else in South America they will tell you there will be someone trying to rob you!! Go there on an empty stomach and enjoy all the street food along with all the great little cafes...grab beers from the little corner shops and just enjoy it..I'm not even interested in antiques or trinket crap things, but just take it all in. Make sure you look into the street either side of Defensa as there are some great old warehouses that have some cool little eateries & permanent stalls as well...I'm about to go for the second Sunday in a row.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Brett_Australia1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guarulhos, SP
Level Contributor
94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Must-do at Buenos Aires”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

A lot of souvenirs and creative gifts for a cheapest price. Progressive tango CDs, t-shirts, little Obeliscos, Alfajors and Dulce de Leche are the best to buy.

Helpful?
1 Thank bhandarina
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
The Island
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not sure what the big deal is”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Everyone says this is a must-see, but I don't see what the big deal is. If you've been to any other antiques market in the world, you've been to this one - except that there was a pair of pudgy and very sweaty tango dancers performing here. The merchandise is nothing special either. Visiting San Telmo on a weekday is much better, IMHO, without the crowds or the market - you can sit and have a drink in the main square (Plaza Dorrego) and chances are, there will be a very graceful couple doing the tango.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank lavernerusso
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Feria De San Pedro Telmo also viewed

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 

Been to Feria De San Pedro Telmo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing