best things to do in buenos airesSan Telmo Market

The San Telmo Market is the most famous Market in Buenos Aires. This Market shows the traditions and antique objects that are part of the old culture of Buenos Aires. Artists expose their handicrafts and collection of unique and sometimes fantastic or bizarre objects! San Telmo, one of the oldest quarters of BA turns from a quite neighborhood to a live expression of culture and tradition outdoors!

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  • Where: Plaza Dorrego and along Defensa Street, San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
  • When: Every Sunday



Recoleta Market

recoleta marketThe Recoleta Market takes place in Plaza Alvear, the heart of the neighborhood of Recoleta every Saturday, Sunday and holiday. It is a simple market with different stands where artist sell their unique artisanal pieces. Despite it is less popular than the San Telmo market the tradition of the a Market in this plaza comes from the Colonial Period and it’s considered part of the essence of Recoleta. It is good to combine a visit to the market with a visit to the Recoleta Cemetery or the Recoleta neighborhood.

  • Where: Plaza Alvear in Recoleta, Buenos Aires.
  • When: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.


Mataderos Market

The Market of the neighborhood of Mataderos is dedicated to the Gaucho Tradition. The Gauchos are the “argentine cowboys” who work in the countryside and have their special traditions and costumes. This Market shows the best of the leather crafts, foods and gaucho skills shows that can be found in the city of Buenos Aires.

The Market is very different to the other to on the list but it is much more difficult to get here. Mataderos is out and very far from the tourist places and hotels in Buenos Aires. If you are looking for a great off the beaten path experience here it is recommended.

  • Where: Av Lisandro de la Torre and Avenida de los Corrales, Mataderos. Buenos Aires.
  • When: Sundays between 11am and 8pm. The Market doesn’t take place during the months of January and February.

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