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Things to do in San Telmo

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in San Telmo. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite San Telmo attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in San Telmo to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in San Telmo.

  • ArtePampa

    Amid San Telmo's antiques galleries, ArtePampa sells pre-Columbian-style dolls, llama-motif mirrors, and lampshades of lacquered, textured paper, a... More
  • Bar El Federal

    End the night at the atmospheric El Federal, a watering hole open since 1864. More
  • Bar Sur

    No trip to the city that gave birth to the sultry tango would be complete without taking in a live show. This tiny club, with its black-and-white d... More
  • Churrinche

    Only four people are allowed in at one time where vintage license plates share space with spindly drinking glasses. More
  • El Zanjón

    Historic in architectural form, this museum and event space is housed in a 178-year-old mansion–turned–boarding house that once sat atop the city’s... More
  • Gil Antigüedades

    Right off Plaza Dorrego is Gil Antigüedades, an unexpected dreamworld of vintage clothing. Head downstairs for row upon row of exquisite 1940’s bea... More
  • HB Antiques

    As Recoleta mansions were carved into progressively smaller apartments after World War II, the city found itself awash in Art Deco furniture sold b... More
  • Marcelo Toledo

    This master silversmith creates ornate, silver-lined gourds for sipping mate, Argentina's national drink. We love his re-creations of Eva Peron’s g... More
  • Pablo Ramírez

    Arguably the top fashion designer in Buenos Aires, Ramírez’s store and clothes exude a minimalist elegance that borders on the monastic (although t... More
  • San Telmo Flea Market

    On Sundays it feels like the entire population of Buenos Aires flocks to the San Telmo neighborhood, home to a network of antiques centers that see... More

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