In spite of its age, San Telmo feels timeless. The site of Spain's 1536 South American settlement, San Telmo survived revolutions, epidemics, renewal projects, and protests. Since then, its character has only continued to enhance the core of Buenos Aires. Antique hunting, art appreciating, Tango dancing, and street food sampling offer an immersive experience of Buenos Aires' best, all along centuries-old colonial pathways and cobblestone promenades.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Buenos Aires' First Barrio: The Look of San Telmo
You have to know that San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Cafes, tango parlors, and antique shops line the cobblestone streets, which are often filled with artists and dancers."
Féria San Telmo: A Neighborhood Bazaar
Casual Fare and Contemporary Cuisine
San Telmo: Classic and Cultured
Historic Relaxation In Parque Lezama
San Telmo's Living History
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Javier Pierini studied in Argentina in the creative workshops of Gabriel Valansi and Juan Travnik. He also studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy, and at the Santa Fe Workshops in the U.S. His work has been published in various media print worldwide including: The NYTimes Style Magazine, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Fortune, and Condé Nast Traveller. His artwork has been exhibited in Argentina, USA, Italy, and Poland.