San Telmo
San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood in the city and it is so charming that it has become the place of choice of important artists, Duch as painter Marcia Schwarts (a very well-kept Argentine secret) and photographer Marcos Lopez (creador of the so called Latin Pop). The area also hosts a recording company, and editing company, the offices of Turner International Argentina, four museums, a cinema, an university, and the most traditional tango spots.

In Plaza Dorrego you will live one of the most intense experiences of your stay in Buenos Aires. The area is home to an antique fair, the paradise of those who seek curiosities, such as a picture singed bye the national hero, tango singer Carlos Gardel, who died on a plane crash in 1935. Also, tango dancers and streets singers are part of the show that can be contemplated from any of the many bar terraces around the park. During week days, the park is packed with small tables where to have lunch or dinner outdoors. On summer nights sipping a very cold beer is a must.

History

Originally inhabited by aristocratic families, in 1871 the yellow fever pushed the wealthy away from San Telmo. Immigrants filled the big manors with numerous families and the San Telmo houses soon became “conventillos”.

Highlights: San Pedro Telmo Church, Penitentiary Museum, Lezama Park, Santo Domingo Basilic, Plaza Dorrego.
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