San Telmo, Buenos Aires
San Telmo is the oldest neighborhood of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Its well preserved colonial buildings, cafes and restaurants give to the place an elegant atmosphere, reminding the old times, by the end of the 19th century, when the neighborhood was occupied by people from middle and upper classes. However, in 1871 an epidemic of cholera forced almost everybody to move to others neighborhoods, turning San Telmo into an abandoned area.
The neighborhood was slowly being revitalized, and by the 1960’s it was transformed into a bohemian place, attracting local artists, what led to growing cultural activities. Today San Telmo is famous for their antique shops, art galleries and the antique fair that takes place in Plaza Dorrego every sunday. Street artists, tourists and locals share the cobblestone paved streets in one of the most charming places of Buenos Aires.