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Buenos Aires: Guided Tour In San Telmo Fair And Mataderos Fairs

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Our tour around the Feria de Antiguedades de San Pedro Telmo and the Feria de Mataderos is a great way to become familiar with new Argentine traditions, especially thanks to our professional tour guide who will accompany you throughout. Get to grips with Buenos Aires’ history, find unique handicrafts, taste the best local food and even watch dance and ‘gaucho’ shows! Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
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From our office, go to San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair. Since 1970, every Sunday the fair takes place in Plaza Dorrego and Defensa street which becomes a pedestrian street only for this day. About 10,000 people, many of whom are tourists from all around the world, visit every Sunday the 270 stalls located in this famous Fair. You can find almost everything from furniture to traditional Argentine crafts, antiques, clothing and leather goods. Enjoy tango orchestras with its dancers, living statues and other street performers who make this fair a great place to visit. We will also go to the “Mercado de San Telmo” (San Telmo Market), ideal for those travellers who want to buy souvenirs and see unique stores.

After two hours enjoying the charm of San Telmo Antique Fair, we will depart to the southwest part of the city, where Mataderos Fair has started 30 years ago, and still works successfully as a celebration of “gaucho” culture. It has 3 basic areas always present along with a food court: Traditional Crafts, Artistic Festivals and Gaucho Skills. Every Sunday, different activities take place such as presentations, exhibitions and workshops. Incredible artisans have over 300 stalls in the fair, selling traditional “gaucho” crafts such as mates, ponchos, blankets, musical instruments, leather goods and silver jewelry.

We will have some free time to visit the “Museo Criollo de los Corrales”. This countryside-style museum gives us an idea of how the gauchos live in the pampas: clothing, tools and other everyday objects. It will also show us how the stockbreeding industry in Argentina develops until the country became one of the main exporters and a world leader in the meat industry. We will be able to see weapons, knives, carriages, animals and amazing painting.

You will surely notice as soon as you arrive to the Fair, that it is packed with “parrillas” (grills) in order to cook delicious meat cuts and other regional foods. The tour includes a great lunch in this place full of tasty food! Both handicrafts and regional foods (jams, liqueurs, cheeses and “alfajores”) can be bought at better prices than in the touristy shops in the city.

The Fair represents a colorful combination of traditions, handicrafts, music, dancing and artwork. Also lectures, exhibitions, traditional games for kids and adults take place here. At Mataderos Fair, you can watch the locals and visitors do folk dances accompanied by live musicians… even tango and folk lessons are organized, feel free to join in! You will be amazed by the interesting demonstrations of gaucho skills and, on special occasions, horse races and concerts.

We will be back at the Office of Tangol around 5 pm

- What Will You Do

- Along with a professional tour guide who will accompany you throughout the tour, we will visit two of the most cultural Fairs in the City of Buenos Aires.
- Let's get to know the history of the place, find beautiful handicrafts, taste the best regional food and watch some folklore show.
- The excursion includes San Telmo Fair in the morning and then a visit to the famous Fair of Mataderos for lunch at the fair stalls, where we will also enjoy arts festivals and gaucho skill shows, the market, and all the charm of regional products that can be purchased there

- What To Expect

- Try your bargaining techniques at San Telmo Fair
- Taste the most traditional meals from each region in Mataderos Fair
- Enjoy live music, Tango dancing and gaucho skills shows

- What Is Included

- Transfer from meeting point
- Guide that speaks Spanish & English
- Lunch (One meal and and drink per person)

- What Is Not Included

- Transfer from hotels (Pick up in the hotel is not included, passengers must come to ​the meeting point)
- Personal expenses

Customer Reviews (1 reviews)

Pintoresco y alegre paseo

★★★★ Reviewed by María on 2018-07-10
Feria de San Telmo los domingos:Comienza el paseo caminando por calles colmadas de puesteros con artesanías super originales, lugares para comprar discos "EUREKA" . Hasta llegar a la Plaza principal donde podés encontrar antigüedades maravillosas. Recomiendo el mercado donde se puede comer riquìsimo especialmente un puesto de argentinos que vivieron 30 años en Australia en medio del lugar,un puesto que ofrecen un "pie" de carne delicioso, unas papas fritas con una presentación única y lo mejor un pescado increíble.

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- Duration: 6 hours
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Buenos Aires
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