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.
An impromptu jam session on the corner of Defensa and Mexico in the ever-expanding San Telmo Fair. San Telmo is widely known as Buenos Aires’ hippie haven. The San Telmo Street Fair (not to be confused with the San Telmo Market) is one of Buenos Aires top attractions. The free music on offer ranges from […]
There is always a lot to see and do in ‘The Republic of San Telmo,’ but the colorful Sunday street fair is the bohemian neighborhood’s biggest attraction. The Feria de San Telmo began as a 270-stall antiques market in 1971, and has grown into a huge come-as-you-are street bazaar that draws over 12,000 people every […]
Buenos Aires’ Living Statues Elaborately costumed human mannequins are ubiquitous around San Telmo when the weekly San Telmo Street Fair takes place. Among the favorites are both of the genteel Carlos Gardels — one works on Humberto Primo and the other works along Defensa. You also may see the ‘windswept office workers,’ who can […]