San Telmo Sunday Market

March 1, 2013 8 Comments »

A man looks out his balcony during the Sunday San Telmo market

A man looks out his balcony during the Sunday San Telmo market

The San Telmo neighborhood in tourist guides is best known for their Sunday market.  The old cobblestone streets are lined with blocks and blocks of tables with music, clothing, art, toys, and antiques.  You’ll also smell the aroma of grilled meet wafting through the streets which will entice you to stop your shopping for a moment and snack on a choripan (chorizo sausage sandwich).  However if you wander off the main market street you’ll be delighted with other sites of a simple old neighborhood and old tango schools and milongas.  San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires so many of the buildings and architecture is beautiful to see.  It is also home to many of the contemporary art galleries and museums which are a super place to hide from the heat!

However if you come on any other day of the week – it’s a pretty quiet neighborhood.  These photos represent a few different sides of San Telmo as I went to the neighborhood a few times during my stay in Buenos Aires and each time it felt different!

Colored pencils for sale

Colored pencils for sale at the market

covered market

An old covered market shows off it’s iron roof work

kids play a game on the streets of San Telmo

Kids play a game on the streets of San Telmo

An iron gate entry in front of a neighborhood church

An iron gate entry in front of a neighborhood church

Colorful glass bottles at the antique market

Colorful glass bottles at the antique market

Cobblestone streets San Telmo

Cobblestone streets San Telmo

wooden shoes hang in the market

wooden shoes hang in the market

A street band entertains the market shoppers

A street band entertains the market shoppers

fruit crates

Fruit crates at the market

Old bottles at the antique market

Old bottles at the antique market

a basketball game amidst graffiti

a basketball game amidst graffiti

Colorful and ornate glass dishes at the market

Colorful and ornate glass dishes at the market

Empanada restaurant

Empanada restaurant – San Pedro

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