Hola, welcome to Buenos Aires, the city of the tango. If you have missed my previous posts on Buenos Aires:
- why Buenos Aires should be on your bucket list please click here
- blog post about what to do in Buenos Aires when it is raining? or
- El Ateneo, the famous bookstore.
Now I would like to show you around in San Telmo, an arty neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. It is one of the oldest suburbs in Buenos Aires which is blessed with cobblestoned streets, an amazing weekly antique street market on Sundays and many great cafes and restaurants. San Telmo has its own flair which you don’t want to miss.
Where is San Telmo situated? It lies six blocks from Plaza de Mayo, bounded to the north and south by the Microcentro and La Boca, and to the east and west by Puerto Madero and Avenida 9 de Julio. Walking through the market in San Telmo, listening to the tango music and watching the dancers on the streets felt like I was arrived in Argentina, everything else was like being in a big city but this neighbourhood with its special charm got me.
When you walk through the alleys in San Telmo you can see a lot of amazing graffiti street art.
San Telmo has some charming cafes and restaurants to chill out and to enjoy an empanada.
When strolling through the streets of San Telmo I came across the smallest house in Buenos Aires, how fascinating.
Buenos is a great city to visit but I couldn’t wait to escape into the nature of Patagonia. Stay tuned for my posts on the beautiful South of Argentina and Chile.