Must-see attractions in San Telmo

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    Feria de San Telmo

    On Sundays, San Telmo’s main drag is closed to traffic and the street is a sea of both locals and tourists browsing craft stalls, waiting at vendors’…

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    El Zanjón de Granados

    This amazing urban architectural site is a must for travelers interested in the city's history. A series of old tunnels, sewers and cisterns (built from…

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    Plaza Dorrego

    After Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Dorrego is the city’s oldest plaza. Dating back to the 18th century, it was originally a pit stop for caravans bringing…

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    Mercado de San Telmo

    Occupying an entire city block, this striking marketplace was built in 1897 by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, the Italian-born Argentine architect who designed…

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    Museo Histórico Nacional

    Located in Parque Lezama is the city’s national historical museum. It’s mostly dedicated to Argentina’s revolution of May 25, 1810, though there is some…

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    Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires

    After significant renovations, this excellent museum is a magnet for modern-art enthusiasts. Housed in a former tobacco warehouse, this spacious museum…

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    Pasaje de la Defensa

    Originally built for the Ezeiza family in around 1880, this building later became a conventillo (tenement house) that was home to dozens of families…

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    Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa

    The striking late-19th-century Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa (Russian Orthodox Church) on the north side of Parque Lezama is the work of architect Alejandro…

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    Facultad de Ingeniería

    This neoclassical building is the engineering school for the Universidad de Buenos Aires. It was originally built for the Fundación Eva Perón and is an…

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    Parque Lezama

    Leafy Parque Lezama hosts elderly chess-playing gentlemen, families toting mate (traditional Argentine tea) gourds, and teenagers kissing on park benches.

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    Museo Nacional de la Historia del Traje

    This small clothing museum is always changing its wardrobe. You can hit upon wedding outfits from the late 1800s, popular fashions from the early 1900s or…

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    Museo Argentino del Títere

    With a collection of marionettes from all over the world, this puppet museum has fun exhibits and inexpensive shows that will amuse little ones.

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    Archivo del Ejército

    Built in 1881, this building was where Argentinian money was minted until 1944. It now contains military archives.