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San Telmo

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Address: Carlos Calvo | Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been...

Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been restored, and this revitalized area is distinctly artistic, with cafes, antique shops, cobblestone streets and lots of artists and dancers.

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Taconeando Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires
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San Telmo Neighborhood Tour with Tango Lessons
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Buenos Aires Dinner and Tango Show

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Street fair, Argentinian style

There are hats, shirts, leather goods, food....the list goes on. They officially open at 10am, but if you get there early you can stroll through. Get what you need. Proceed with... read more

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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165 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are hats, shirts, leather goods, food....the list goes on. They officially open at 10am, but if you get there early you can stroll through. Get what you need. Proceed with the rest of your day. This stop is on the Hop-on, Get off bus line .For me, it was ideal. The pullover souvenir shirts were of decent quality and... More 

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Milton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On Sunday there is a mix of flee market at the main Square in San Telmo. Stalls line Defensa St. nearly all the way to Plaza de Mayo. Lots of restaurants & bars to have a bite or a drink at different price ranges.

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portland,oregon
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go straight to the square and the vicinity. The old market is overprice and mediocre. Junk stores and 3 dollar mangoes. I guess the coffee stand is popular with Americans. I big disappointment. The square had very good tango dancing and it was not like La Boca with the tourist trap feel. Try the pinto place.It was fun, stylish and... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a bit distant from the other neighborhoods you are likely to be based in and may not be worth the trip. A narrow street that runs some 11-12 blocks with ho-hum artifacts and bars/cafes on display. Granted, the weather wasn't the best with the occasional shower but still, I would have gladly subbed these hours with some more... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recommended to visit on Sunday where there is a Sunday Market Place. Wow, the street Defensa was closed and miles and miles of little stalls selling art and crafts and souvenirs. Definitely a place to visit for some souvenirs to bring home. We could not walk all the way because it felt endless. But we had fun !

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the San Telmo feira on Sunday! A lot of music around, dancers and this looks part of the heart of the city. There are also couple Of contemporary art museum of oh have the time! Lovely and authentic spot.

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Orange, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Depending on where you are staying, you have to make a trip to San Telmo. They have a fantastic fair every Sunday, but even without the fair, this is a great neighborhood to just wander around. Start at Plaza Dorego and just venture off in any direction. There are lots of shops and plenty of dining options.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived on Sunday and took the first taxi to San Telmo. It is an old area with lovely small streets and buildings. The first part of the market is amazing. Antique shops with the most beautiful items on display form silver cutlery to life size marble statues. I have never seen so much silver ornaments and silverware outside of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went to have some drinks late at night, It was happening, with bars that had live music and tables outside. It was a Friday night and was open all night. felt very safe and everyone was having a good time

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was brought here to the street market area (not on a weekend, I gather weekends may be different) as part of a bus tour. San Telmo does have a fascinating history and interesting architecture, and is still home to real artists and hipsters. But the central area devoted to tourist bars, restaurants and vendors is really tacky and silly... More 

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San Telmo
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.
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