A tour of the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires

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Argentina has a wide range of public bids for the tourist: beautiful landscapes, high cultural level. Among all the potential of this country, the more concurrent is a visit to the Federal Capital. The city of Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) is one of the most attractive spots for tourists.

This is the most cosmopolitan city in this country. Many troops arriving every day to enjoy its vast alternative theater, art shows, exhibitions. However, perhaps more compelling reason for foreign tourists is the San Telmo neighborhood. Call San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo completely, this is one of the oldest neighborhoods in this luminous city. In the beginning was given the name of Altos de San Pedro and was only fate of the port workers. Como is located to the south, also was called “Barrio Sur” as opposed to “Northern Quarter” of San Nicolas. It was and is part of the city that has more black residents. Even today in the streets, everyone is delighted with Afro-River Plate, such as Candomble.

Among other aspect that presents San Telmo, the most striking is the architectural conservation. As opposed to the mirrored towers, highways and super high-end hotels, preserved buildings and homes that were able to house thousands of newcomers to the country within the heavy waves of immigration that affected demographically and culturally enriching to Argentina and, most , the city of Buenos Aires during the past centuries. The buildings retain the look and Italian Parisian these people who knew him. The streets, narrow, still wearing their original cobblestones.

The attractions are many. Many churches of old buildings. Precisely, that gives name to the district, San Pedro Telmo. It also offers historical museums with permanent exhibits tell the story of the site until today. The sidewalks are full of antiques fairs that exhibit all kinds and high cultural value. Moreover, during periods of summer vacation and school has a semi-permanent antique fair called Feria de San Telmo in the main square of this district, Plaza Dorrego.

Tango 2 - San Telmo en Buenos Aires

Besides these attractions, San Telmo offers many music-related activities that characterize further the spirit enjoyed. The tango is one of the main reasons for exploring the night of Buenos Aires. It is noteworthy that dancing tango is not only the tourist spectacle itself. Many of the people in charge of maintaining the spirit of this land own life. Tango and Candombe meet the bands and dancers hungry every night in different corners and bars on this site. The night lights downtown cafes fill the streets and filled with joy and colors this ride to win the sympathy of those who visit. Music, street jugglers, living statues, antiques, exotic fairs, dances and a host theatrical encourage this journey through a neighborhood that knew how to preserve their property despite the prevailing globalization.

Iglesia San Pedro Telmo / San Pedro Telmo Church

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