Calle Defensa, Buenos Aires

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Stroll through the bustling cobblestone streets of Calle Defensa, 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 Calle Defensa.
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  • Nice neighborhood with several stores of local produce, especially sweet milk. Highlight the market of San Telmo, with several options if gastronomy and shop in general.
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  • Charming area very lively especially on Sundays with the huge walk in the street , the covered market also very local, artists in the streets, music and of course tango: a treat! Lots of bars, restaurants to enjoy
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  • This is a wonderful cobblestone street to walk along and admire some of the grand buildings during the week. On a weekend the street is full of market vendors overflowing from Plaza Dorrego.  more »
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