San Telmo, Buenos Aires

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Stroll through the bustling cobblestone streets of San Telmo, 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 San Telmo.
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  • San Telmo, with just 1.2 km2, is the smallest district of the city of Buenos Aires and also one of the most ancient. There, in the so-called historic headquarters, streets remain cobbled and preserved Buenos Aires architectural heritage, formed by colonial houses with wrought iron gates and countless buildings of English style, French and Art Nouveau. San Telmo is the place with the highest concentration of antique dealers after the Paris flea market. In 1.2 km2, there are 500 antique dealers, all started in 1969 with the installation in the area of the first local antiques: antique Brown House. "It is not surprising that the Argentina is the country with more and better antiques in South America" "furniture and objects that we have here, arrived with several European immigrations or are very wealthy families who bought by catalogue at the beginning of the 20th century. "Should not be forgotten is that Argentina was the fifth country more rich of the world at that time, and what not was brought from outside by custom was bought at local branches of the best European brands, who came to settle in the country", added. Among the exquisite shops offering parts coveted by collectors around the world, rises Dorrego square. The history of antique dealers began in 1969 with the installation of the old Brown House where he held "talks" were meeting as in colonial times, in the 20th century, held meetings where sat a coffee and a chat many collectors, Directors of museums and historians, were added Coven, the crossbow, macramé, the Alhambra, Portobello, La Sirena, Altiquero, Luz de Gas, antique German to transfer your site from Chile. Canter wrote "up to it from Pardo arrived prestigious assistants: penalty, marked the Pont, pink, Leguizamon, Amadeo, etc., to see what's new and to chat in the enabling environment, getting started spontaneously that gathering that continues today."
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  • The oldest part of the city. Important market in which to sell groceries, antiques with the possibility to eat or drink something typical.
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  • Excellent part of Buenos Aires to walk around, admire the street art, stop by the Mercado for a coffee or empanada. check out the architecture. relax in Plaza Dorrego with a beer/wine and watch the Ta...  more »
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