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San Telmo, Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires C1069AAM
Argentina
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San Telmo, Buenos Aires

 

Photo by Robert Wright, courtesy of Recoleta Cemetery Blog

San Telmo is the heart and soul of old Buenos Aires; it's the city's oldest barrio and its most bohemian quarter. Funky boutiques, outdoor cafes, antique shops, tango salons, and colonial buildings line the cobblestone lanes of this offbeat neighborhood. Yet what makes San Telmo unlike elsewhere is the antique market, Feria de San Telmo, held here each Sunday. The largest antiques fair in Buenos Aires is a great place to shop for things unique and take in the scene.
Getting There
 
San Telmo is located in the center of Buenos Aires. Feria de San Telmo takes place in Plaza Dorrego, corner of Humberto I and Defensa. Calle Balcarce is noted for its bars, restaurants and tango salons. Colectivos 22, 24, 28A, 28B, 29, 33, 54, 61,62, 74, 86, 93, 126, 130, 143, 152, and 159 all stop in San Telmo. It's a 9-block hike from Independencia, E line Subte station, to the barrio of San Telmo.
Getting Around
 
The self-guided walking tour assembled by the City of Buenos Aires provides a brief description of the main sights of San Telmo.
 
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