One of the best things to do in any city in the world is to stroll through its markets, and Buenos Aires is no exception.
Every weekend there are many markets held in various barrios across the city, and one of the most famous is held in the bohemian barrio of San Telmo. This barrio has a long and interesting history which can still be seen in its beautiful buildings, some of which have crumbling facades.
On any day, San Telmo is the place to visit for antiques, but on Sundays the barrio comes alive as locals, expats and tourists alike step out to wander through the more than 15 blocks of stalls featuring arts and crafts, local souvenirs, clothing and all sorts of bric-a-brac from days past.
The San Telmo market is held every Sunday along Calle Defensa. Porteños don’t start their Sundays early, so I recommend heading to the market around midday when all the stalls should be set up and people will be milling about. There are plenty of options for food: choose from any of the restaurants lining Calle Defensa or one of the many street food sellers.