Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires

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Flea Market Shopping
Buy some souvenirs from your trip at Mercado de San Telmo. The large market offers local foods and local goods made by Argentine artisans. The area of the market covers a quarter of a block, so plan to spend time look through the many options. In addition to leather goods, jewelry, and clothing, the market also supports street performances and other forms of entertainment in the area. As with any market area, keep a close eye on your belongings, as pickpockets can surface here. To visit Mercado de San Telmo on your trip to Buenos Aires, use our Buenos Aires itinerary planner.
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  • I am not really a flea market person but this one I enjoyed. A big variety of stalls along with lots of delicious sweet treats to sample as you walk along Defensa navigating the hoards of people comin...  more »
  • As there are No prices on the vegetabl stalls & we were new dealing with the peso,& jet lagged,we ended up being overcharged,four times more the first time,& 6 times the second.(This also happens at s...  more »
  • Great market with a thousand stalls dominating the area on a Sunday. Selling all sorts of gifts and bric a bac. Nice market as no hard selling  more »
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  • Tourist sight in San Telmo. Great The City café inside. Worth of visit.
  • This place is popular with tourists as well as locals. San Telmo market is first and foremost a meat and vegetables market (and a great one at that, probably the best in all of buenos aires), but it has many antique shops and other businesses worth checking out as well, but be careful: make sure you know what you're buying and what a reasonable price for it would be (there's a Rolleiflex in one of them going for 1000 US$, which given the model and its condition is absolutely preposterous - it should be 300 tops). In the past year or so (since 2016 that is) several coffee shops, patisseries and other hipster friendly places started popping up there: hipster or not, all of these offer great quality products and are beautifully set up. To sum it all up: anything edible, be it ready to eat or raw, is as good as you're going to get in Buenos aires. The down side is food there is rather expensive. Check out those antique shops, but make sure you know what you're buying in any of them.
  • While away an afternoon browsing this market and you won't regret it. NOT just full of tourist tat
  • More and more gentrified every month. Bye bye history!
  • Lot of small shops and nice cafés!