San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Beautifully preserved colonial homes, unpretentious shops and cafes, and a whole bunch of antique dealers line the cobblestone streets of San Telmo – a neighborhood once home to the poorer immigrant population of Buenos Aires and now full of artists, bohemians and foreigners.
San Telmo buzzes on Sunday afternoons when you can visit the open air antique market at Plaza Dorrego, a phenomenon that has exploded into a street fair that now stretches all the way to Plaza de Mayo. And on any day of the week you can see the real San Telmo, and neighboring La Boca, in a half day private walking tour of the south of Buenos Aires.
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Cafe La Poesia is full of character. Located on the corner of Chile and Bolivar in San Telmo, it charms its patrons with old wooden tables, exposed brick ceilings and walls covered with pictures & quotations. Pure poetry!
The Feria de San Telmo is one of the most notable events in Buenos Aires. Nestled in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, the San Telmo Fair is bustling with unique artisans and antiques every Sunday.
A classic Buenos Aires cafe-bar in operation since 1864, El Federal, with its antique wooden fixtures and extensive menu of local favorites, has long been a favorite of San Telmo residents and visitors.
Learn tango, enjoy live music or simply watch the magic happen at Cochabamba 444, a traditional tango milonga where dancers strut across the floor under the dim lights. Blocks from Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo.
On Sunday, head to Plaza Dorrego in the charming neighborhood of San Telmo to experience one of the best antique markets in the world, along with open-air tango dancing, artisan goods and outdoor cafes.
Wednesday nights buzz at Club Museum, a San Telmo hotspot that opens early and caters to the after-office crowd. Enjoy happy hour and live music with the waves of people that fill the 3-story venue every week.
Share a bottle of Argentine wine and relax for the evening at Bar Seddon, a San Telmo bar with live music, an international crowd and local charm. A true Buenos Aires neighborhood staple.
The San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo Church is one of the oldest in the city of Buenos Aires. The extravagant and ornate structure is located on a quaint, cobblestone street in the atmospheric neighborhood of San Telmo.
Manolo is a true local favorite – an affordable no-frills spot. It’s a place where you are assured of getting a true ‘Buenos Aires’ experience in the heart of the southern neighborhood of San Telmo.