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$15 per night. When it was built at the turn of the 20th century, the Victoria Hotel was one of the […]
A pair of dogs hang out on their French-style balcony on Balcarce Street in Buenos Aires’ historic San Telmo district.
Gay milongas, (tango dance parties) have popped up everywhere in Buenos Aires in recent years. Queer tourists have known Buenos Aires is one of Latin America’s best destinations for years, but since 2010’s legalization of gay marriage even more gay travelers and expat residents have descended upon the city. One of the best neighborhoods to […]
Among the mythical dive bars of Buenos Aires is San Telmo’s enduring Bar Británico. The corner bar facing Parque Lezama first opened in 1928 as ‘La Cosechera’ (The Harvester). From the beginning it was a gathering place for English World War I veterans and railroad workers who lived in the area. It wasn’t long before […]
Tango for Export The corner of Defensa and Humberto Primo, at the very heart of the San Telmo Fair, is the capital of tango as a commodity on Sundays. There is often a tango performance here but once you push past the crowds to see what’s going on, you may wonder what all the fuss […]