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 […]
Victoriano Prieto Owner, Victoria Hotel Age: 87 Lives: San Telmo *Editor’s note: Mr. Prieto died November 4, 2016 • You’re originally from Galicia, Spain. How and why did you come to Argentina and how old were you? In those days you traveled in a boat. I was 27 years old. It […]