Mercado de San Telmo

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Occupying an entire city block, this striking marketplace was built in 1897 by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, the Italian-born Argentine architect who designed Cementerio de la Recoleta. The wrought-iron interior (note the beautiful original ceiling) makes it one of the city's most atmospheric markets. Locals shop for meat and produce here; come for a coffee and to browse old tango records. Several modern cafes, bars and shops have recently opened inside, ideal for a glass of wine or a quick bite.

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