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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 97%History Buffs
- 97%Local Culture
- 83%Budget Travelers
- 67%Business Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (44)
- San TelmoOct 28, 2013
San Telmo is an old aristocratic area of the city. The wealthy deserted it in the XIXth century after an epidemic and took refuge onto the slightly higher ground of Recoleta where the apartment is. Over the past Decade or so, San Telmo has become increasingly fashionable so old houses are being restored, antique stores are being replaced with clothing stores, and several good restaurants have opened their doors. On Sunday, the main square hosts an antiques fair. It is a great area to stroll around. Take a taxi from the apartment, 15 mns.
- San TelmoOct 25, 2013
For us, this neighborhood had some kind of wonderful, strange gravitational pull that we couldn't escape. Our hotel was on the northern edge of the neighborhood, and the first day we were in Argentina we went out to explore it. We found a barrio full of antique shops, cafes, tango bars, parrillas, dogshit, and magic. Every day after that, we had big plans – check out Recoleta, Palermo, the Boca, Colonia – and we did some of that. But every single day, we wound up hanging out in San Telmo much longer than we'd planned, it's relaxed charm making us reluctant to leave, and eager to come back. Some of our favorite places: San Juan Cafe (one of the best meals I've ever had), and the Coffee Town Cafe in the antiques market (the best coffee in Buenos Aires).
- San TelmoOct 19, 2013
In my opinion, San Telmo is the most beautiful district in Buenos Aires. It is filled with wonderful sites, old buildings, great graffiti murals, amazing shopping, cafes, restaurants, ice cream shops, souvenir shops. It is the home of the Ferria De San Telmo, which is an incredible display of local arts, antiques, and much more. You can catch tango dancers here, especially on weekends. The cobblestone streets and antique look of the area make it all a really delightful experience.
- San TelmoMember ofFoodiesBackpackersNightlife Lovers+ 1Oct 19, 2013
San Telmo has to be the most beautiful neighborhood in Buenos Aires. In some ways, it seems separate from the rest of the city -- probably because it is the oldest barrio and the best preserved. I love going there on Sundays for the outdoor market where you can buy everything from an old victrola to a second hand Gap sweatshirt.
- San TelmoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2013
Important and old known district of Buenos Aires close to the Caminito where people go to buy gifts, drink a cup of coffee, restaurants and Tango show.
- San TelmoApr 21, 2013
Ok, I'm biased because this is the area of Buenos Aires I've chosen to live in, but here's why. I love the authenticity of San Telmo. It's gritty and a bit beat up, but it's also lively, funky and welcoming. The massive street fair on Sundays brings in hordes of people. On the other days of the week, San Telmo changes greatly depending on what time of day you're here. There are lots of new cafes, restaurants, boutiques and the like, but it's still not the trendiest neighborhood around so there's less snobbery. I love the architecture, the graffiti, the indoor market, the street vendors at Plaza Dorrego, the outdoor milonga on Sundays, and the fact that I hear way more Spanish than English everywhere I go.
- San TelmoDec 12, 2012
Though there are not many specific tourist sites to visit in Buenos Aires' first neighborhood, it's rich history, cobblestone streets, and tango infusion made it one of my favorite areas in which to wander in the city.Recommended for:History Buffs
- San TelmoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 20, 2012
San Telmo is an area of Buenos Aires that everyone says to see. To me it was just an average neighborhood. It has old street feel and some older buildings. The big drawback is it that is destroyed by all the graffiti around.
The area DOES have a great sense of feel and has a few good places to eat around the area, but also expect the prices to be a bit higher as well.
Over all, the places is perfect if you want to get some good photographic experiences and explore some of the tourist spots in Buenos Aires. Not so great who like a clean city, nature or budgetting.
- San TelmoOct 24, 2012
Yeah, it's touristy, in the same way that one might levy the charge against Times Square or the Champs in Paris. But San Telmo has something that every other 'can't miss' tourist spot lacks - it's actually really, really, enjoyable. Street performers are oddly delightful, shops are kitchy and cool, random tourist tango (aka not the real stuff) are nonetheless a good time, and the market is just varied enough to be enticing. All in all, a really cool (if not guilty pleasure) type vibe.