Neighbourhood : San Telmo
| Ayres Porteños Hostel ( San Telmo ) Ayres Porteños Hostel is well known because of the high level of service offered to each visitor.
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| Oho de San Telmo ( San Telmo ) Oho de San telmo is a big house of the early 1900s where you will feel very comfortable and enjoy the exclusive attention of its owners and a good environment that will allow you integrate with young people from diferent countries.|
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| Rayuela Hostel ( San Telmo ) We welcome you to a house you will feel as yours, a hostel run by its owners. You’re going to have fun with music and drinks in our game and video room. Cordiality, security, cleanliness and fun are our most important values. Our goal is to get you back. We’ll be always close for you to know Buenos Aires and to make an unforgettable experience of it!! more information..|
Map of hostels at San Telmo
A Brief history of the neighborhood of San Telmo
The first settlers that, in a principle, occupied the current San Telmo, has been called "Altos de San Pedro", (this was a group dedicated to the tasks of a nearby harbor). Were located in the vicinity of the Plaza Dorrego and on the current street Defense, considered the oldest part of the city of Buenos Aires.
The neighborhood of San Telmo was growing, prospering, becoming residence of traditional families, which today occupy a prominent place in the Argentine society. Example of families remarkable, Doming French´s family, Esteban De Luca´s family, Esteban Echeverría´s family and others.
During the "English Invasions", San Telmo was occupied by the invaders and there were established two hospitals of blood. In this opportunity there were some notable, as the Doña Martina Cespedes, who took prisons (eleven of the twelve british), she entered his home, as one of them ended marrying her daughter. During the Rosas´s era, was installed in the Neighborhood, on the street Chacabuco, the Headquarters of the Cob, living very close his famous head, Ciriaco Cuitiño.
One of the most important milestones in the history of the neighborhood of San Telmo, have it place during the yellow fever epidemic in 1871. This fact produced a great exodus in particular of families more wealthy, the same who were forced to make abandonment of its big mansions, those currently exist.
These abandoned houses served as hostel in several immigrant families and were transformed into what is known today as tenement.
Some points of reference of San Telmo
In San Telmo, you may find hundreds of tourist attractions. Houses like colonial-type, streets with cobblestones, flashing yellow lights, kind of entertainments, street fairs, houses of antiques ; San Telmo provides an excellent atmosphere to spend the day and because it does not also the night.
- Tango in San Telmo: Neighborhood tango in excellence in the world. In San Telmo podras find infinity of tango-places.
- Antiques in San Telmo: In San Telmo, you will find kind of amount of houses for the sale of antiques. The same found, you will have in the streets too or simply concurring with the "Feria de San Telmo".
- Museums at San Telmo: Museum of the City of Buenos Aires / National Museum of History Costume / Historical National Museum and Academy of Tango / World Tango Museum / Museum of Argentine Puppet, among others. There is also, great amount of Art Galleries and Ateliers.
- Nights at San Telmo: The nights at San Telmo are full of people in its streets those are going to San Telmo, to eat in its restaurants, to take beers, to enjoy witness an event of tango or jazz, too. Many tourists walking along its streets cobblestones and faroles yellow.
Places to visit: Trastienda (shows and recitals), Cultural Center Torquato Tasso (tango and folklore).
- The Market of San Telmo: The market of San Telmo is visited all the weekends by hundreds of people. The facade of the market has characteristics of the italian style and in its interior has an excellent structure of iron with roofs of plates and glasses.
- Passage La Defensa: The Passage La Defensa at San Telmo is a traditional very big house of 1880, it was the residence of the family Ezeiza. The house has two plants and several rooms that give a gallery side. Today, in the Passage La Defensa it works a commercial gallery where you could find local antique dealers, clothing and time, tables and souvenirs, among other things.
- Public square Dorrego: The public square Dorrego at San Telmo was declared National Historic Site. After the monument called Plaza de Mayo, the public square Dorrego is the public square oldest of city of Buenos Aires. On Sundays you will enjoy works the Antiques Fair, in the public square Dorrego.