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San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour in Buenos Aires
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A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday at the second oldest square in the city.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Telmo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic square in San Telmo was the site where it appears that the Independence of Argentina was announced to the people of Buenos Aires in 1816. Nowadays it is a relatively small, but pretty Plaza surrounded by reasonably well maintained buildings, many of which...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure where to put this review ad it is really about the Sunday market that extends along the whole of La Defensa from Place de Mayo for more than 10 blocks. Lots of arty products as well as typical tourist tat and food stalls....More

Thank nzworkingmum
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Passed by this square a few times during week days and saw two times tango dancers performing. Like it better during the weekdays when it isn't too crowded.

Thank AHA2006
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Such a nice spot to soak up the sun's harmful rays! Recommend coming down here for ridiculously priced food and drink because it's definitely worth it. We managed to catch some of the free Tango and had an amazing view of it!

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We really love coming to this place since it's so typical of Buenos Aires; we were there on a Saturday afternoon and had the good fortune of having excellent tango dancers dancing in the middle of the park. This happen while we are enjoying a...More

1  Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Right in the middle of San Telmo a must visit. Nowadays the city is organizing free Tango lessons (as far as i have seen)... but you can always enjoy a coffee and watch a couple dancing the Tango there!

Thank Viajero_10250
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Really busy but worth seeing the cool market and street tango for cheap (it's nice to give a tip). Some great restaurants too if you look them up.

Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

..to sip a coffee outside and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. It has different traditional bars around the square that you can choose from, many tables outside which is nice in the wintertime when you wish to enjoy some sun..

Thank Virginie L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you need a place to stroll, look for flea market gifts (or trunks of old British silver place settings, etc) and then grab an espresso or a meal, this is the place to go. You can stroll around the San Telmo neighborhood, sit in...More

Thank Monica d
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Most people know that this is the centre of the Sunday San Telmo market, and that they have displays of Tango on throughout the day. By chance we heard that after the market was finished, they have "local night", where some of the professional tango...More

Thank STELLA08Auckland
San Telmo
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
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24 January 2017|
Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
Take D Southeast to Catedral 13 min (9 stops) Then I would walk South along the West edge of Plaza de Mayo Then walk East on the South edge of Plaza de Mayo to Defenza Then walk South on Defenza to the Plaza Dorengo about... More
4 November 2016|
Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you contact Dorrego Cafe, Defensa 1098, Ask to make a reservation, and ask them about the market on New Years Day. or some other bar on the Plaza Dorrego A G map of the Plaza Dorrego will show the bars