Feria de Mataderos

Top choice market in Buenos Aires

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In the working-class barrio of Mataderos is this excellent folk market and fair. Merchants offer handmade crafts and regional cuisine including locro (a corn and meat stew) and humita (a savory corn and cheese mixture wrapped in husks). Folk singers, dancers and gauchos on horseback entertain, and there’s a small gaucho museum nearby. Call ahead in between seasons to make sure it’s open. From downtown take bus 126 or from Palermo take bus 55; the journey takes about one hour.

You can also take a taxi to and from Mataderos if you’re pinched for time.