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“A NICE QUARTER WITH AN INTERESTING FAIR”
Review of San Telmo

San Telmo
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Taconeando Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires
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San Telmo Neighborhood Tour with Tango Lessons
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Buenos Aires Dinner and Tango Show
Ranked #17 of 758 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Owner description: 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.
Buenos Aires
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“A NICE QUARTER WITH AN INTERESTING FAIR”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was one of the ancient quarters of Buenos Aires, where aristocratic old families used to live. But after the yellow fever explosion of 1871, that group started moving to the Northern parts of the city, leaving this region to immigrants and middle-class people. It was then when it took it´s present day characteristics. Lacking conservation from private owners and from the town government, this quarter retains interest anyway, and you can here, in some places, imagine the Buenos Aires of the first half of the XX century. A lot of antiques shops are concentrated here, some of them very interesting, though expensive. And an extremely attractive antiques fair is held on Sundays. Be very careful with your bags and pockets, try to look as local as possible and avoid public concentrations (for example, where street performers are acting). Do not show money in the streets, specially dollars or euros!

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“curbside capitalism”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I love outdoor markets but the Sunday antiques market in Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo is a phenomenon. The antiques are around the plaza but the shopping continues with arts and crafts vendors for many blocks. It is curbside capitalism at its finest. for more info and photos see my blog. http://havefunflysafe.com/2013/07/24/a-perfect-day-in-buenos-aires/

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Colourful !”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We spent an enjoyable afternoon walking around the street art in San Telmo. Colonial buildings, antique shops, street performers.
One of the oldest parts of BA. We explored it with a guide. Excellent !

Visited June 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Delightful walking”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

It's a neighborhood where is concentrated many antiques stores. There are some galleries located in old buildings. At the Sundays, you can go through the Defensa street where there is a market with antiques and souvenirs . At the end of it, you will find a square with more things, tango dancers and good restaurants where you can enjoy delicious tipical foods.

Visited June 2013
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Thornton, Colorado
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“San Telmo”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately for us it was a cloudier day and about 4 hours into the market it began raining. Although from the experience i was allowed to have it was awesome! Tones of locals selling anything from food to trinkets and everything between. The numerous cafes are always teaming eith local life and reallt allow you to immerse yourself in the culture

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