In San Telmo a thirst for home is quenched at Gibraltar. The reigning champion for Buenos Aires’ most authentic British pub, it’s a gathering place for travelers, foreign settlers and neighborhood regulars. Here you’ll find good booze, decent music at a reasonable volume, an interesting mix of characters, and a few different environments to mingle. […]
On the streets of San Telmo, one of many street performers in the San Telmo Fair, ‘El Hombre Espejo,’ or ‘Mirror Man.’ – photo:Sam Harrison → Tango at the San Telmo Fair → Music at the San Telmo Fair
One of the San Telmo’s most recognizable characters is ‘Jack Sparrow’ or ‘Jackie’ as he prefers to be called. The look-alike of the Pirates of the Caribbean star can often be found around Plaza Dorrego or wandering the Sunday San Telmo Fair using his cleverness and wit to extract money from charmed tourists.
Barbara Bush, daughter of former U.S. President George Bush, was famously robbed at the bar on the left and a large multinational coffee chain has since taken over the building in the center. Do you know what historic corner this is? Does the installment of a North American chain cafe here signify the beginning of […]
Book the Victoria Hotel online! One of San Telmo‘s most historic hotels and best-kept secrets is also one of the best bargains for budget travelers, with large private rooms starting at under US$10 per night. When it was built at the turn of the 20th century, the Victoria Hotel was one of the […]