Mercado de San Telmo, a good walk in Buenos Aires

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Mercado de San Telmo, a good walk in Buenos Aires
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Mercado de San Telmo, a good walk in Buenos Aires
September 20, 2022

With antiques, gastronomy and the best of the city's culture.

Buy antiques or toys from ancient times, Formosan mangoes, all kinds of spices, Patagonian pâtés or have a coffee from some exotic country. All this is possible in one place: the San Telmo Market, which preserves the spirit of the first markets in Buenos Aires.

A little history
The Market was inaugurated in February 1897 with the aim of supplying the necessary provisions to the new wave of immigrants who arrived in the city from Europe. The building retains its original internal structure, made up of metal beams, arches and columns with sheet metal and glass roofs. In the center stands a large dome.

The project is by Juan Antonio Buschiazzo (1845-1917), the second architect to obtain his degree in Buenos Aires. Buschiazzo arrived from Italy when he was four years old and during the administration of Torcuato de Alvear he served as Director of Public Works for the City. He designed banks, hospitals, residences and government buildings, and was one of the main people responsible for the Avenida de Mayo project.

In 2000, the Market was declared a National Historical Monument by the Secretary of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.


  • Address: Bolívar 970, C1066AAT, C1066AAT CABA
  •  info@mercadosantelmo.com.ar
  •   mercadosantelmo.com.ar
  •  Hours: Mon., to Fri., from 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., and Sun., from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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