San Telmo hotels
Buenos Aires’ oldest barrio, or neighbourhood, is San Telmo. What is now an arts and entertainment Mecca began as a manufacturing and warehousing district and residential area for African labourers. Early commercial enterprises included a windmill, brick kilns, and wool and leather processing. A massive influx of European immigrants from 1875 to 1930 contributed greatly to the barrio’s cultural diversity. The cobblestone streets were part of infrastructure development in the mid-19th century. As the immigrants’ fortunes improved, their departure heralded a bohemian period with a quickening cultural pulse. The late 20th-century brought a wave of architectural restoration. By 2008, San Telmo was home to 30 cultural establishments.
- Watch the performances of puppeteers, clowns, and street entertainers at San Telmo’s cosy weekend street fairs. For the famous Feria de Antiguedades, surrounding streets are closed each Sunday, and you here you can learn the hottest dance in Buenos Aires.
- Tour the Manzana de las Luces, a fine example of San Telmo’s classical architecture.
- Attend an opening at Appetite, Buenos Aires’ premiere artist-operated gallery and studio. The avant-garde art space is the subject of many enthusiastic media reviews.
Although buses are everywhere, routes are poorly signed and only exact change is accepted. By far, the most convenient access to San Telmo from Buenos Aires is the underground metro system, Subte, which has its own attractions. The Southern Hemisphere’s first below-ground mass transport system is currently owned by the government and operated by a private contractor, yet functions quite smoothly. Take the Subte Line-C, which runs along the world’s widest street, and disembark at Independencia. Stroll east on Avenida Independencia, then turn right on Calle Defensia. This will land you safely in the heart of San Telmo.
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18 hotels in San Telmo
The Moreno Hotel features decidedly stylish, smart luxury, hip and entertaining combined with attentive service to make your stay a comfortable and wonderful one. GeneralThe Moreno Hotel offers... More
Featuring elegant accommodations housed in a historic 19th century structure, San Telmo Luxury Suites makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting Buenos Aires. After attending to business... More
Designed in the Art Deco style and enjoying a central location, the NH City & Tower is an ideal destination for both business and leisure stays. GeneralNH City & Tower offers nine well-appointed... More
Featuring an elegant decor and comfortable accommodation, 562 Nogaro Hotel Buenos Aires welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralThe hotel also offers excellent meeting and banquet... More
Unique Palacio San Telmo is a contemporary hotel set amidst dining, entertainment and shopping venues in the bustling yet old barrio of San Telmo in Buenos Aires. Vacationers at this cosy hotel can... More
Kenton Palace Buenos Aires invites savvy travellers to a modern retreat that offers genuine Argentine hospitality and stylish accommodations set amidst various local attractions in the... More
In the heart of San Telmo, historic district of the City of Buenos Aires, and in what was a house of the late nineteenth century, Mansion Vitraux Boutique Hotel recommended by the prestigious Conde... More
Alma del Plata Buenos Aires Hotel makes for an ideal starting point for travellers looking to discover more about the culture-rich and lively Argentina capital. This cosy retreat provides... More
With contemporary and value-for-money accommodations in a central location, Two Hotel Buenos Aires makes for a convenient starting point for visitors in the bustling Argentina capital. This Buenos... More