Discover the neighbourhood that was founded by a Jesuit order, the birthplace of tango. Enjoy the most famous antiques market.

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Description

Would you like to explore the smallest and oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires? Thanks to our San Telmo Market Free Walking Tour you will visit the most traditional markets in the Argentine capital as well as it being one of most famous and unique markets in South America.  

We will begin our Spanish speaking guided tour at the main entrance of Convento de Santo Domingo which exhibits the remains of several important military figures from the Argentine War of Independence. We will visit the church known as Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Belén or Iglesia de San Pedro Telmo, one of the oldest in the city that was built by the Jesuits, who were the founders of this neighbourhood. We´ll tell you all there is to know about their expulsion in the 18th century.

We will head to the fair, Feria de San Telmo, full of antiques and fascinating items and we´ll show you how to search for the best objects and how to haggle with a porteño. You´ll also see how this neighbourhood which still consists of narrow cobbled streets is filled with some of the best preserved 19th century grand colonial houses. Moreover, you will discover some intriguing facts like the existence of a great swarm of underground tunnels beneath the city and the narrowest house in Buenos Aires

On the San Telmo Market Free Walking Tour you will visit the patios where tango was born, the best-known Argentine dance that exists in the world. Some of the poorest European immigrants used to live in these patios when the houses were converted in inquilinatos or coventillos (tenement housing) after wealthy families fled from the deathly waves of yellow fever sweeping through the Argentine city.

We´ll also point you in the right direction for some of the best places to enjoy tango, milonga (in true Rio- Plata style cultivated by the Gaucho) and rock. “Mi Buenos Aires querido, cuando yo te vuelva a ver no habrá más pena no olvido.” (My dear Buenos Aires, when I see you again, there will be no more pity or forgetting”).

Featured places

  • Convent of Santo Domingo
  • Church of Nuestra Señora de Belén
  • Fair of San Telmo
  • Patios, the birthplace of tango
  • Colonial houses
  • Grand houses
  • And much more!

Details

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Language

Spanish speaking guide

Rates

Free tour

Time

10:30 AM

Availability

Sunday

Outside guided visit

We will visit from outside all monuments and places of our tour description 

Included

The best Spanish Speaking guides of Buenos Aires

Excluded

Transportation (walking tour)
Food and drinks

Meeting point

At the front gate entrance to Saint Domingo Convent. 

Conditions

How to book?

Limited tickets. Do not miss it! Choose the date on the calendar and fill in with your details to complete the booking. Immediate confirmation.

Planning an activity for more than 7 people?

 You may also consider booking a private tour to get your own private guide. For further information here. Contact us.

Do the tours run despite bad weather conditions and public holidays?

Affirmative! Otherwise we will contact you in advance to inform you about it.

Can I modify or cancel my booking?

Are you unable to attend our tour? Let us know to reschedule your booking. 

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