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What a delightful array of shops in the midst of hectic San Telmo. Hidden away at 1066 Denfensa are fabulous small shops: Maria Ceballo at #27-29 for unique handwoven scarves, sweaters and flowers; Millimamanta for floral tennies and wonderful clothes for women; Maria Nucera for...More
Date of experience: October 2016
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Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.