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San Telmo

San Telmo, although small in size, makes up for it with its tourist attractions. This neighborhood, where more than 26 thousand people live in just 1.2 kilometers of area, has museums, ancient churches, and old houses. The emblematic site to marvel at the passion of tango in any of its many bars, San Telmo is considered a neighborhood that converges between the traditional and bohemian. In this neighborhood, with cobbled streets, you can breathe a cultural atmosphere, since for many years artists and artisans have lived in the area and exhibited their works to the public. The busiest place is the Plaza Dorrego, where cafes, restaurants and bars cluster. In this square, the popular San Telmo fair takes place on Sundays, where tourists can buy small objects and pieces of local art. Many tourists come to see the famous Casa Mínima, the narrowest in the city: its facade measures 2.50 meters and is 13 meters deep. San Telmo has something special: visitors can be photographed next to Mafalda’s popular sculpture, which is seen sitting on a wooden bench in the middle of the public thoroughfare. Anyone who travels this area will find other Argentine comic figures such as Clemente, Gaturro or Isidoro. This neighborhood has an active nightlife. Of course, tourists can enjoy their famous tango shows, but there are also places to enjoy live performances of jazz and Latin rock. In the theaters, there are shows every night, while outside the curtain rises improvisation with street theater plays in the open air. These options are the best proof that it is a safe, quiet neighborhood with a certain air of healthy community living. Its environment makes it very interesting to stay in Buenos Aires. It is also well connected. From any side of the city of Buenos Aires, you can reach San Telmo. It can be by bus or by metro line C.