San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour

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  • 6 hr

Take a guided tour of two of the most famous fairs in the city of Buenos Aires: San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair and Mataderos Fair. This unique tour is a great way to become familiar with new Argentine traditions, especially thanks to our professional tour guide who will accompany you throughout. You will enjoy strolling around and discovering the various goods and stalls. Learn about the traditions and history of these fairs and even buy some souvenirs yourself. The tour includes lunch, transport from a central meeting point and a professional guide.

Itinerary Details

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At 10:30 AM, we will meet at Tangol Agency, in San Telmo neighborhood.

Stop At: Plaza Dorrego

After everybody is together, we will head to the Feria de Antigüedades de San Pedro Telmo (San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair). This fair has taken place every Sunday since 1970 in the Plaza Dorrego and Calle Defensa, areas which become pedestrianized especially for this traditional event each week. More than 10,000 people, many of whom are tourists from all around the world, flock to the 270 stalls each Sunday. Orchestras playing music for tango dancers in the streets, live statues and other street performers as well as the antiques themselves and the cultural value really make this Feria worth the visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Feira de San Telmo

Early in the morning, every Sunday since 1970, the San Pedro Telmo Antiques Fair begins to take shape on the pavement of Plaza Dorrego. More than 270 stalls are distributed around the square and on the Defensa street which becomes a pedestrian street only for this day. The fair receives about 10,000 visitors each Sunday and there is a high percentage of tourists from all around the world. At the fair, you can find almost anything you are looking for. From furniture and artifacts, to traditional Argentine crafts, clothing and leather goods.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mercado de San Telmo

We’ll continue on to the Mercado de San Telmo (San Telmo Market) for anyone who fancies grabbing some original and unique souvenirs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Feria de Mataderos

We’ll head over to the southwestern side of the city to Feria de Mataderos. which is one of the most important fairs in the city and one of the least known. This fair has become a traditional weekend tour for those who want to connect with Argentine countryside traditions. Founded 30 years ago, this unique fair serves as a true celebration of ‘gaucho’ culture. It is made up of 3 main areas and a food court: Artesanías tradicionales, Festival Artístico and Destrezas Gauchescas. Each Sunday, different activities take place here. As soon as we get to the fair, you’ll notice that it is rich in parrillas (grills) on which delicious meats and other typical meals are cooked. This tour includes a great lunch where you can try traditional foods such as empanadas. Both crafts and regional foods (jams, liqueurs, cheeses and alfajores) can be bought at better prices than in the more central, touristy shops. Sometimes you’ll be able to watch horse races or even get involved in some tango classes!

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Museo Criollo de los Corrales

After this, we will have some free time to visit the Museo Criollo de los Corrales. This rural-style museum gives us a glimpse of how the gauchos live in the pampas: their clothes, tools and other everyday objects. We’ll also see how Argentina became one of the world’s leading meat exporters: things like traditional knives, weapons, carts, animals and rural paintings are all on show.

Duration: 1 hour

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05:00 pm: approximately 3 hours later we’ll arrive right back where we started - at the Tangol offices in San Telmo!

Duration: 30 minutes
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