Calle Defensa, Buenos Aires

#3 of 562 in Historic Sites in Argentina
Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
Stroll through the bustling cobblestone streets of Calle Defensa, the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires. The neighborhood's colonial buildings house many cafes, tango parlors, and antique shops. Admire the old churches that pepper the barrio, wander around a museum, or stop by the semi-permanent antiques market. Street performers provide entertainment on every corner. In recent years, many art galleries and centers have cropped up here, turning it into a haven for contemporary art lovers. A wide selection of bars and restaurants round off the area's attractions. A visit to Calle Defensa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Buenos Aires online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A nice street to walk along and visit the different antique stores. We spend an afternoon there, visited the old market and had some drinks at the main square while we enjoyed a couple dancing the...  more »
  • And also the San Telmo's market! Nice stroll around. I have to recognize that I liked San Telmo now more than before!  more »

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