San Telmo, Buenos Aires

4.2
#2 of 326 in Historic Sites in Argentina
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. To visit San Telmo and other attractions in Buenos Aires, use our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If you're a tourist to Buenos Aires I would recommend spending some time here (just remember that the market is only available on Sundays). If you don't like flea markets in your own town just know th...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Very entertaining where really antiques and souvenirs for tourists. Excellent Sunday ride. You have to haggle a bit.
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  • August 15, 2017
    the site has a lot of things well, ideal for collectors, like I don't appreciate those things was a ride I enjoyed, but I'm sure to lovers of old things would be in love.
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