Buenos Aires

Exploring San Telmo Market

Any visit to San Telmo would be incomplete without wandering through the century old San Telmo market.

Not to be mistaken for the Sunday Feria de San Telmo, the Mercado de San Telmo opened for business in 1897. 

Designed by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo – the same chap that designed Recoleta cemetery – the indoor market oozes 19th century Italian architecture.

Wrought iron girders support a glass and metal sheet atrium. The flagstone floor’s so worn it sports a permanent high gloss sheen.

Based here in Buenos Aires’ most historic neighborhood, we became frequent visitors and made a regular shopping trips to the market.

At first we wanted to see what all the fuss was about, like any other tourist. As the days of our stay in Buenos Aires turned into weeks, we found ourselves regular visitors.

A coffee break to admire the architecture high above our heads was often in order. Coffee Town and Merci are both popular cafés here.

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