The Top 3 Markets in Buenos Aires

Everybody loves a good market and Buenos Aires provides plenty of opportunities for browsing local arts and crafts as well as the possibility of finding a bargain every so often. Here are the best 3 markets in the city.

San Telmo

The Sunday market in San Telmo is a must-do experience. Covering around 12 blocks of Defensa from Plaza de Mayo all the way down to Plaza Dorrego, you can find all sorts of goodies from artwork to jewellery to belts to football tops. Starts to wind down around 7pm, but in the warmer months the action moves to Plaza Dorrego, which fills with happy shoppers eating and listening to percussion and tango groups which set up in the square.

Busy SanTelmo Market

Busy SanTelmo Market

Plaza Serrano / Plaza Armenia

The heart of Palermo Soho, Plaza Serrano (often shown on maps as its actual name of Plaza Cortazar) closes to traffic on Saturdays and Sundays and gives way to the artists and craftsmen that give Soho its name. Even the bars join in and convert their interiors into clothes shops as locals and tourists browse rack upon rack of funky designer gear. A couple of blocks away is Plaza Armenia which also fills with stalls – enough to keep even the most hardcore shopper busy.

Mates for sale, Plaza Serrano

Mates for sale, Plaza Serrano

El Mercado de Pulgas, Palermo

The Palermo flea market recently underwent a facelift and is now better than ever. Covering a huge space on Avenida Dorrego in Palermo Hollywood, it’s chock-full to the rafters of the best bric-a-brac you could hope to find. As you may be just passing through you might decide to leave that vintage claw-footed bath tub behind but that bargain could be lurking round any corner.

Goodies at the flea market

Goodies at the flea market

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