In 1871, with the outbreak of Yellow Fever, these mansions were soon overtaken by squatters, creating the city's historic ... More
In 1871, with the outbreak of Yellow Fever, these mansions were soon overtaken by squatters, creating the city's historic conventillos (tenement houses). Indeed, it was not until 1970 that an edict stipulated protection for property owners. Today the neighborhood of San Pedro Telmo is an important historic and popular corner of the city. Locals and tourists alike flock to the Plaza Dorrego on the oldest street in the city, for the antique market and vibrant street performances, including tango, held on Sunday from 10a to 6p. On the corner of Independencia and Balcarce streets is El Viejo Almacen , a traditional tango establishment.
This is a really amazing place, elegant, rough-around-the-edges, bohemian, cosmopolitan. At around 5pm in summer the light changes and the buildings have a great light, a kind of gold. It reminds me of Le Marais in Paris before it got cleaned up - or a less-sanitised version of Notting Hill. There are amazing antique shops everywhere and lots of small theatres, bars, restaurants etc. It's a great mixture of high-end fashion (Pablo Ramirez, Ffioca on calle Peru) and grungier studenty things. Cafes like the Hippotamus or the Restaurant Lezama are like something from Paris 100 years ago.....amazing.
Every year when we return to Buenos Aires we spend a Sunday or two in San Telmo. Each year it gets better and better. It's a great place to experience sidewalk Tango dancers, musicians, performers and a great flea market. San Telmo offers restauarants with excellent food at inexpensive prices. Our favorite restaurant is El Desnivel for fabulous steaks and other cuts of meat. There is no place like San Telmo for antiques. A camera is a must!!! The architecture is wonderful and is being restored and has become a great place to live and stay. There is a bohemian atmosphere in San Telmo and that's what sets it apart from the rest of Buenos Aires.
I have lived in Buenos Aires for the past 5 months near San Telmo. Plaza Dorrego is nice to sit around and have drinks and snacks late at night (midnight to 3 or so). But overall San Telmo is filled to the rafters with tourists from all over the world. Aside from la Boca, I think it contains the most tourists in Bs As. So visit for a day (the market is on Sunday afternoon), but find other things to do.
This is little Paris of the city. Charming cafes line the streets with dining al fresco.
Small stores with excellent buys and on Sunday naturally is the "feria de San Telmo" which is very entertaining. You'll see five year olds doing their thing, mimes, musicans, tango and more. Definitely a must to see while in BA.
Go on a Sunday toi the flea and antique market. Pick up an unusual scvabbard or interesting earrings or a million other treasures or junk for reasoanble price. take in the scene froma small eatery on the square.. take in the tango dance performance on the street, and get pulled into the dance...and be carefu;l as you are chatted up by a stranger when your boyfirnd is right around the corner, buying a fabulous ring
I went to San Telmo on a Sunday afternoon for the feria....and quite honestly it was a great experience. Even though I was there for a few hours I was able to find great deals...I got a beautiful leather purse for $2.00 US dollars and many other deals. My only regret was that we did not have the whole day to spend there!
I just went for the evening...catch it on Sunday for the feria... and be ready to find everything you ever wanted.I came home with a beautiful peice of paper tapestry and met the artists from la pampa in their little gallery. I will never forget it.
go when you not in a hurry, jsut relax, walk around, drink some mate watch the tango dancers and have some fun
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