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.
A fashion and very popular place to be, lots of antiques and flee markets , safe and lot of bars
Beautiful neighbourhood, great antique shops. Come here on a Sunday to experience the street market and numerous tango performances in the street.
My favorite area in Buenos Aires. Has a very authentic feel to in terms of architecture, quiet streets, and the Sunday market was a highlight.
Awesome place!From antiques to live electronic tango music, this place is amazing.
San Telmo is one of my favorite neighborhoods to go out for drinks or even a club (discoteca). The area is easily accesible by subway (subte) and is walking distance from the waterfront and Puerto Madero area. Two places to check out in the area: Gibraltar is an awesome british pub which serves up fish and chips with cold, frothy pints and El Museum is a flashy club which should prove to be an epic night.
Very nice things
The best area in BA - to stay, to eat and to check out the markets on Sunday's - a must!
Love the street market on Defensa on Sundays and good cafes. Worth a stroll.
Art galleries, tango, cafes and antique stores, plus a street market.