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SAN TELMO NEIGHBORHOOD

Neighborhood history:

San Telmo was inhabited by the richest families in the city until, in 1871, the yellow fever epidemic devastated the area and the survivors moved to the north of the city.

After the flight of the wealthy families, the European immigrants took advantage of the colonial buildings crowding into the so-called “conventillos”, in which the families lived poorly crowded in small rooms.

While the north grew rich, San Telmo reached a very high point of decline, so its demolition was considered. In 1970, the Plaza Dorrego antiques fair was created and the decision was made to preserve the important architectural heritage of the area.

The heart of San Telmo is formed by Plaza Dorrego, the oldest in the city after Plaza de Mayo. Every Sunday the square becomes the scene of a peculiar and interesting antiques fair.

San Telmo is one of the best-preserved neighborhoods in the city and is full of places of interest such as the Zanjón de Granados, the Penitentiary Museum, or places as curious as the Casa Mínima which, 2.50 meters wide and 13 deep It is the narrowest house in the city.

Points of interest:

SHOPPING MALLS

Large shopping centers, among them is the famous intersection Lavalle and Florida.

BUENOS AIRES CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral is part of the historic center of the city and is worth a visit to discover the history and architecture.

THE OBELISK

One of the historical landmarks that you cannot miss when you arrive in Buenos Aires.

CASA ROSADA (PINK HOUSE) / PLAZA DE MAYO

Another historical landmark that you cannot miss when you arrive in Buenos Aires.

TRANSPORTATION

Connectivity with the main means of transport that allow you to move around the city freely.

GASTRONOMIC CENTER

In the neighborhood of San Telmo you will find one of the largest gastronomic poles in the city, rich not only in flavor, but also in diversity.

BABEL STUDIOS:

Studios Apartments

Building with 30 studio apartments, strategically located in the historic and colonial neighborhood of San Telmo, known for its beautiful architecture, history, tango, its cobbled streets, surrounded by low houses, bars and remarkable cafes. Just 800 meters from Plaza de Mayo, the Cabildo, 1 km from Puerto Madero and only 8 km from Jorge Newbery airport.

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