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San Telmo

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Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been...

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.

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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

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Sunday Market

What a fantastic way to get a cross cultural experience in Buenos Aires! Food, crafts, people watching, and great buys!

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Goshen, Indiana
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What a fantastic way to get a cross cultural experience in Buenos Aires! Food, crafts, people watching, and great buys!

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Make sure you are in Buenos aires on a Sunday. As the market is a must. It gets very crowded in the afternoon. Kilo meters of stalls with antiques , jewellery etc to sell. Also some places to experience aregentinan street food . In the evening at the plaza there is a milango. One of the best I have seen.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is something sad about San Telmo which translates into a magical hope for something better. Never is it more evident than at the Sunday Flea Market. Otherwise we had some really good meals and cheap-ish quality wine here which will make anyone's day.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

actually you can, but you shouldn't... ;-) the old town, touristic, yes, but what the hack, you get a very nice feeling. You will find many attractions, musts to visit, but for me the most important is TO BE there when you go to visit, to feel the life there, to breath the atmosphere, just to sit in a café... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful area with many antique stores and markets. On Sundays it has a wonderful outdoor market of all kinds of antiques and other artifacts. Many good restaurants.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You want to have some fun, well go to this 2 kilometer long street market and sample the wares, see a tango or two, buy something of leather and maybe purchase a crystal skull or two.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can´t ,miss an afternoon at a san telmo bar. The quimes beer is the best I have had in my whole life. Amazing. A great enighborhood to live in and not expensive.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am currently staying at the Curio San Telmo which is excellent. As a sole female traveller, I feel very safe walking around and there are lots of nice restaurants to visit.

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It's a simple place, but we can find everything there. Besides, I felt safe there and it's possible to take the subway easy.

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This part of town just lights up with activity on a Sunday afternoon, music playing, people drinking and eating, market goers perusing the antique wares. It's just a hive of activity and you can walk for almost a kilometre or more taking it all in. Give yourself some time, don't rush it. Perfect in autumn too with the lovely coloured... More 

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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 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.
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