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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.
Was staying in San Telmo on a recent visit to BA so visited this area regularly. Pretty deserted during early evening during the week but at weekends it's got a great atmosphere with tango dancers, markets, food etc.
Sit in one of the bars/cafes and while away an hour or two people watching and soaking up the atmosphere.
Visiting this museum can be a little tricky if you don't speak Spanish, as all of the signage is in Spanish. The staff may give you a book that translates the signage to English, but even then, the translations are often quite a bit off. Still, it's easy to admire the items they have on display, my favorite being the...
and lead you to the comedy museum.
Do check the map near the shop where to go! We got to about 12 and didn't go anymore as it was about 2K walk to get there. I remember that one of the signs was not obvious.
The comedy museum is in the newer docks district.
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 minutes and see the church of the area’s patron saint.
October 23rd - 2015 - The menu selection may be limited, but the portions are really huge; I'd say they are among the hugest I have ever received in any restaurant around the world. And the simple Croatian recipes are prepared deliciously in this unpretentious restaurant along San Juan avenue just a couple of blocks from San Telmo's heart. The...
This place has great veggie burgers, I usually get the veggie of the week. Best I ever had!
Good price and atmosphere as well. Very laid back and really good music. Can get pretty busy, especially at night, but we’ve never waited very long for the food.
I can't say enough good things about this place. We loved it so much had to do it again! The mushroom salad with literally shock your palette. The squid ink pasta and beef spaghetti (not sure of the name) was full of flavor leaving you satisfied but not heavy. I knew we were in the right place when the server...
I stayed here an entire week so had plenty of time to observe. The hotel ended up being really wonderful although it didn’t start well.
One reason I chose this hotel was that they offered airport pickup; that didn’t work out as expected. After going through long security lines to enter the country and once I was out of the...
Nice boutique hotel a short walk from bars and restaurants as well as Puerto Madero. Starbucks across the square plus it’s right in the middle of the artisans who set up stands to sell their goods on Sundays. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
The location of the hostel is fantastic in the heart of San Telmo. The price is very reasonable for the comfortable and spacious dorms. Staff was helpful and nice. There are lot of activities for which you can sign up.
We stayed at CH suites when the Galerias Hotel lost our reservation. Luckily my husband was quick to find CH Suites right across the street. For the price of one night at the Galerias we were able to stay two nights at CH Suites! We got a our room a small living room, kitchenette, bathroom and living room. We literally...
Great location walking distance to Restaurants,Bars, San Telmo Markets, and Plaza Del Mayo, Our room was are a little old but very satisfactory. I front the Front Desk Staff extremely helpful. Overall a good experience.