San Telmo is one of the oldest barrios in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Quaint and charming though sometimes very busy the San Telmo area is home to unique architecture, many beautiful restaurants, and also features great nightlife. In general the San Telmo area of Buenos Aries is very well kept and home to the beautiful Lezama Park.
Not from Lezama Park you will find a beautiful church, which is the Cathedral de la Santisima Trinidad, which is a Russian Orthodox Church. Very easy to spot and just as beautiful the turquoise color of the five domes and its mosaic wall makes this San Telmo landmark a popular spot to visit.
Whether you are a collector of antiques or simply enjoy browsing the San Telmo area of Buenos Aires, Argentina is definitely the place to go. In fact on Sundays there is an antique market held in the main square that always draws a crowd. Vendors are set up selling craft and impeccably prepared authentic Argentine food. You would do well looking for stalls that sell leather goods as well as independent designers selling their wares at the Sunday market in San Telmo.
San Telmo is known for having a bit of a bohemian flair but also holds true to the authenticity of Argentina because here you will find Tango dancers in the street perfecting their craft. Generally spotted at Plaza Dorrego Tango dancers and musicians in the San Telmo area are definitely a memorable experience for tourists.
It is advisable to dress comfortably when touring the San Telmo area of Buenos Aires, Argentina as the streets are cobbled stones and can be tricky to maneuver so leave your heels at your hotel or other apartment. You will find the popular restaurants and shops along the streets primarily occupy older buildings adding to the charm of the barrio.