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If you come to San Telmo, this church is half a block from Plaza Dorrego just behind Starbucks. Went on a Sunday, but probably before mass so no lines, very few people. Church exterior needs repairs, but still nice to come inside for a few...More
Being in San Telmo and not going to visit the church that gives the name to this region in the city would be a shame. It a nice church with several images, it needs a renovation as some points are clearly wearing off, but still...More
This is the main church in San Telmo, built in 1734 by Jesuits. San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo is the patron saint of sailors and his statue can be seen high up between the towers on the façade. The interior is pretty plain, with just a...More
Date of experience: December 2013
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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.