San Telmo is one of the best known Buenos Aires neighborhoods. Almost as old as the city and a must visit from the touristic circuit, San Telmo preserved the beauty of tradition. The paving of its street, the charm of Dorrego Square and the art of its antiques fair mixture with the passion of tango and the history of old Buenos Aires.
It is delimited by Chile St, Huergo Ave, Brasil Ave, Paseo Colón Ave, Martín García Ave, Defensa St, Caseros Ave and Piedras St. It is walking distance from our Hostel Colonial: only 12 blocks away. It is one of the smallest neighborhoods of our city (1.2 square kilometers) and it is also known as Barrio Sur (South neighborhood) since the XIX Century when it was inhabited by port workers and Spanish and Italian immigrants.
Among San Telmo attractions are: the old San Pedro Telmo Church, the antiques stores on Defensa Street, the Dorrego Square and its weekend fair, the Museum of Modern Art (MAMBA), the Museu of Contemporary Art (MACBA), the Puppet Museum and the famous San Lorenzo Passage where “The Minimum House” is located.
If you are visiting San Telmo you should stop for a beer on Dorrego Square and enjoy the theater and tango shows which take place almost every hour there.