San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour

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Mataderos fair
Mataderos fair
Mataderos fair
Mataderos fair
San Telmo Market
San Telmo Market
copper cookware at San Telmo Maket
copper cookware at San Telmo Maket
Mataderos fair
Mataderos fair
San Telmo Market
copper cookware at San Telmo Maket

What To Expect

Visit the eclectic San Telmo fair, and then the Mataderos fair which is deeply rooted to the customs of the respective provinces of the vendors.


  • Entrance to the San Telmo fair, a haven for antiques

  • Access to the Mataderos Fair, with items deeply rooted to the culture of the locals

  • An array of traditional food such as tamales, humita and the world-famous empanadas


Day Tours from Buenos Aires
Departs From:
Buenos Aires
Meeting Point:
Defensa 831, San Telmo.
6 hours
Sunday at 10:30 AM
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Shopping takes on a whole new transformation in this mecca of ethnic, eclectic and simply fascinating items you can purchase and take home.

These markets will immerse you into the gaucho culture, the main attraction of the trip being the antiques. Feel like you're going up your grandmother's attic as you peruse the different collections of strange and beautiful things.

First we will arrive at the San Telmo fair, where you will be serenaded with an orchestra and entertained by tango dancers as you peruse there 270 stalls!

Did you know that there is a different name for cowboy in every Hispanic country? The gauchos are the Argentinian cowboys, known for their hunting prowess. The artifacts in these fairs reflect their laid-back lifestyle. Though they may have been identified as poorly dressed, their wardrobe is a proverbial map of all the places they have been and all the storms they have weathered throughout their lives. Pitted against Europanizing tendencies, these rugged men have survived the strongest of storms!

Enter the town declared as the Neighborhood of the Argentinian Gaucho. We will have time to visit the old archway of the market and enter the Museo Criollo de los Corrales, filled with relics of the clothing, tools and everyday objects of the Gauchos. Witness the evolution of the stockbreeding industry of Argentina that jetstreamed into prominence as the world leader of the meat trade through its vrious exhibits. You will also see their weapons, knives, carriages, animals, paintings and even the famous ranch!

Later, we will have lunch at the fair stalls. Choose from the traditional delicacies of tamales, humita en chala, locro and of course, empanadas. A delicious Argentinian wine will accompany your meal.

For the rest of the day take time to visit the Oviedo Bar, the historical hangout of the slaughterhouse workers, and feel like a Gaucho yourself as you bring home the relics of Argentina's rich cowboy culture.


  • Professional guide

  • Entrance to San Telmo and Mataderos fair

  • Lunch


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Entrance fee to museum

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate.

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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