San Telmo has preserved the distinct colonial charm of Buenos Aires. A must-visit to any trip to Buenos Aires, San Telmo’s cobblestone streets are lined with 19th-century buildings, tango shows, cafés and artists. Their Sunday fair (open from 10-5) is world famous and perfect for those seeking an authentic feel of the city. Renting an apartment in San Telmo is ideal for travelers that love blending in with the locals and immersing themselves in a laid-back pace.
Things To Do
SAN TELMO REGIONAL MAP If you’re a bit more familiar with Buenos Aires, you can use the Buenos Aires map below to select a luxury apartment rental.
SAN TELMO ATTRACTIONS> Every guest of Apartments BA is assigned a complimentary Personal Concierge to help complete their vacation experience. Your dedicated Concierge is like a personal trip assistant, able to take care of all your travel requests. Please find below some of our personal recommendations to try during your San Telmo apartment rental and let us what you would like us to arrange for you.
Street Life in San TelmoThe true birthplace of Tango, this neighborhood is still set in cobblestone streets and buildings dripping with history. The area has recently taken a path towards refurbishment. Many abandoned and timeworn buildings are being overhauled into high-end boutique hotels and restaurants. There is also a large music and bar scene providing nightly entertainment. A huge craft, antique, and art fair brings out tourists, locals, and street vendors every Sunday.
Location: Defensa 2000
National History MuseumThis museum houses interesting pieces and documents of Argentine history from the 16th through the 19th century. The expansive Italian-style mansion houses 30 rooms with items saved from Jesuit missions, paintings illustrating clashes between the Spaniards and Indians, and relics from the War of Independence against Spain.
Location: Defensa 1600 Phone: +54 (11) 4307-3157
Lezama ParkWith the monument to Pedro de Mendoza (one of the founders of Buenos Aires), is a splendid green area with exuberant trees and huge sculptures. Across the Lezama Park, The Russian Orthodox Church of the Sacred Trinity: built by the Russian community by the early 1900’s. The characteristic architecture and particular style deserve a visit.
Location: Av Brasil 200
Parroquia de San Pedro TelmoThe Parroquia San Pedro Telmo was built by the Jesuits in 1734 and its protection was entrusted to 'San Pedro Telmo'. This site has two important bell towers and a statue of the saint in the front; the clock was donated by English officials. Entrance is free.
Location: Humberto Primo 340 Phone: +54 (11) 4361-1168
Plaza Dorrego BarThis is the one café in San Telmo you can't miss. Centrally located on the northeast corner of San Telmo's historic Plaza Dorrego, this popular-with-the-tourists café-bar is one of two cafes on the Plaza where you can sit, relax and people watch to your heart's content
Location: Defensa 1098 Phone: +54 (11) 4361-0141
El DesnivelExcellent and a classic Buenos Aires parrilla (bbq) this steakhouse just a walk down from Plaza Dorego, is a must-visit for any meat lover. Popular with foreigners (now more than ever) and locals alike, line up next to the open-air grill just inside the doorway.
Location: Defensa 855 Phone: +54 (11) 4300-9081
TANGO SHOW AND NIGHT LIFE
Bar SurAn all-time classic in San Telmo. Among the many people who visted "Bar Sur" are Liza Minelli, Sean Conery, Mario Vargas Llosa and Christopher Lambert. Bar Sur is located on the ground floor of a three-story French-style.
Location: Estados Unidos 299 Phone: +54 (11) 4362-6086
La CumparsitaThis typical tango bar is located in San Telmo, the most important tango district in the city. It is frequented by Buenos Aires locals as well as tourists and public figures of all types.
This is a nicely designed apartment in a well maintained building in a great block of San Telmo. There are always people on the street, but the apartment itself is very tranquil, particularly the master bedroom. Great kitchen, with a lovely skyline view from the dining room. And two great bathrooms. I was super comfortable here and didn't want to leave. As for ApartmentsBA, they were a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend the company and this property!
Stay in November 2009
SAN1 Nice Apartment, Apartments BA sevice not so goodSAN1
The property is great: - clean - great location The only thing missing is a stereo. Apartments BA: - were over half an hour late in meeting us there to give us the key on arrival - charged us way too much for 1 broken glass - charged us extra for out of hours inspection on leaving I can excuse the first issue as an honest mistake- however getting charged extra for 1 broken glass when we were paying a fairly high rental was rude. Then charging us for out of hours inspection was ridiculous after they were so late in letting us in on arrival. Overall I would recommend the apartment, but not ApartmentsBA
We thought the Apartment was great in terms of location and also had a great feel...a little short on bowls dishes etc... and I found it exorbitant that the renters of the apartment wanted to charge me in excess of $125.00 to send me a pair of shoes that I forgot.