San Telmo, Buenos Aires

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Stroll through the bustling cobblestone streets of San Telmo, the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires. The neighborhood's colonial buildings house many cafes, tango parlors, and antique shops. Admire the old churches that pepper the barrio, wander around a museum, or stop by the semi-permanent antiques market. Street performers provide entertainment on every corner. In recent years, many art galleries and centers have cropped up here, turning it into a haven for contemporary art lovers. A wide selection of bars and restaurants round off the area's attractions. Before you head to Buenos Aires, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Buenos Aires online attractions planner , to make sure you see all that Buenos Aires has to offer, including San Telmo.
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  • The entire San Telmo barrio appears to be given over to a flea market on a Sunday. There are bargains galore, original artwork and various tango offerings to be appreciated. It’s all very busy and col...  more »
  • The neighborhood of San Telmo is fairly complete, with points of interest, with good structure of markets and restaurants. On Sundays there is the fair of San Telmo that sells mainly regional products of crafts and old items. The neighborhood is safe, but on the weekends it is important to redouble the attention because it increases the flow of tourists in the city. It has easy access to all parts of the city (near the 9 de Julio Avenue) where there are buses everywhere. Even for those who don't mind walking, you can go to various points in the city, like the Galerías Pacífico shopping mall.
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  • The morning off of Sunday was super nice: antiques, art and music have given tom the fair in the public square. The San Telmo market is also very nice. We enjoy a sandwich and beer.
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Buenos Aires offers an impressive selection of budget-friendly and mid-range lodgings, as well as pricier, more luxurious options for visitors who don't mind splashing out. Good rooms are scattered across town, but your best bet for economical hostels remains San Telmo, a neighborhood on the edge of downtown. For boutique establishments and international five-star hotels, head to Palermo, Recoleta, or Puerto Madero, upscale neighborhoods drawing the majority of foreign visitors.
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