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!