|Plaza Dorrego (Dorrego Square)|
As time wore on, having reached 20 th century, the area bloomed once again with the recycling of several bars of old, the opening of antique dealers shops and Plaza Dorrego fair, open every Sunday. One of the neighbourhood´s historical buildings is the Mercado de San Telmo, which since 1897, serves as a general stores fair and preserves its architecture designed by architect Juan Buschiazzo. La Casa de los Ezeiza (Ezeiza family´s home), the Galería del Viejo Hotel (old hotel come art gallery) and the Solar de French are further examples of the large houses of colonial times still standing and worth knowing.
|Mercado de San Telmo|
But, aside from guarding our collective memory, this nook has become, together with Palermo Viejo, one of the trendy areas in Buenos Aires: backpacker hostels, irish pubs, gay hotels, small ethnic restaurants, young designers shops, add new character to a neighbourhood worth going over in leisure.
Keys to moving round San Telmo
Location: Between Belgrano, 9 de Julio, Eduardo Madero and Garay avenues.
How to get there: buses 9, 10, 17, 70, 130, 152, and C subway line.
Best time to visit: Sunday morning while the fair is open.
Neighbourhood corner: Humberto I and Defensa.
Accommodation: Buenos Aires Apartments , Hostel Buenos Aires