Pasaje de la Defensa

San Telmo

Originally built for the Ezeiza family in around 1880, this building later became a conventillo (tenement house) that was home to dozens of families. These days, it’s open to the public, with antique shops clustered around its beautiful open-air patios. Step inside and walk up the grand staircase for an elegant photo op.

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Nearby San Telmo attractions

1. Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires

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

2. Feria de San Telmo

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3. Plaza Dorrego

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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…

5. 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…

6. Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa

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

7. El Zanjón de Granados

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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…

8. Facultad de Ingeniería

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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…