A Green Market in San Telmo

Good news for vegetarians and health food addicts. Buenos Aires is going green, or at least that's what foodies here have noticed as one of the new trends.

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Traveling in Argentina, Tips from the Best

Take an overnight bus to Iguazu. Bike from Patagonia to Alaska. Drive from North America to South America. Or hang out in Buenos Aires for three full months. The best tips come from our past guests.

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Buenos Aires’ Most Traditional Sunday Fair, Mataderos

Rowdy folklore and dancing, skillful horsemanship, manly gauchos (Argentinean cowboys), inexhaustible amounts of grilled meat, empanadas, and other regional foods, fairly priced and beautifully handcrafted arts & crafts. Oh, yes. I do love the Feria de Mataderos. It’s one of my favorite Sunday activities in Buenos Aires. Watch our video to see if you want to add Mataderos to your list of things to do in Buenos Aires.

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Great Fish Market near San Telmo

Finding great fish in Buenos Aires can be a challenge. There's a fantastic fishmonger near San Telmo in the area called Barracas. El Delfin often has fresh oysters, fresh shrimp, excellent seafood empanadas and plenty of other choices for those who love good food.

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Tango Classes at Tango Brujo

I should begin by pointing out that I don't know how to dance tango. I think it's amazing though and I'd love to learn. So when my mom and niece were coming to visit, I decided it was time to take a couple of classes with people who know as little as I do and [...]

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San Telmo or Palermo Soho: Traditional vs. Modern

I'm often asked which neighborhood (barrio) is better, San Telmo or Palermo Soho.  Here's a brief description of the two barrios from an insider/outsider point of view to help you decide. San Telmo (above) is tango and the past; Palermo Soho (below) is hip and modern.  Choosing between the two is really a matter of [...]

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Ten Things to Do in Buenos Aires

I've been living here for just over a year and have had lots of visitors of all sorts--those who love museums, those who love wine, those who just want to know what it's like to live in Buenos Aires, those who want to shop, and those who love music. Here are ten things I would [...]

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Gift-Buying in Tigre

So, you’re visiting Buenos Aires and need to take gifts back to friends and family. Normally I’d send you to the fair in Mataderos, but during summer they move it to Saturday nights instead of all-day Sunday, and there are other things to do on a Saturday night. After all, it is summer (although the picture [...]

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San Telmo Loft is a boutique vacation rental service in Buenos Aires. We've hand picked each apartment in our small collection so that you don't have to spend hours weeding through the blah and mundane. Quirky and stylish, comfortable and quiet (a big plus in this noisy city), each listing is well-located and comes with our stamp of approval.

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