TELMO NEIGHBORHOOD - BUENOS AIRES
This district, one of the most typical, was inhabited by aristocratic families until the yellow fever epidemic in 1871.
Being placed near the first port of Buenos Aries, San Telmo was invaded by the XIX century inmigration and the characteristic of the streets began to change. The great mansions, which belonged to the high class, turned into the so called "conventillos" where great number of families lived all together. There European immigrants, most of them artisans and merchants, stamped their customs on the place and from then on it characterizes for its market place and its trade movement. San Telmo was revalued from 1970 onwards. The old buildings were overhauled and those which were more than 100 years old were declared historic patrimony.
Dorrego Square: Humberto I Street, Defensa Street, Anselmo Aieta Street and Bethlem Street. It is the oldest square , after MAyo square. It was declared a National Historic place because people gathered there to reconfirm Independence in Buenos Aires on July 9th, 1816, which had taken place in Tucumán. On Sundays and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. jewels, clothes, shoes, toys and a variety of old objects are exhibited at the antiques market place. Many street artists, such as tango dancers, singers, mimes, painters, and photographers meet there.
Penitenciario "Antonio Ballve" museum: 1378 Humberto I Street. The building was built in 1760 by architect Antonio Marsella. At first it was a house where men practiced spiritual exercises and in 1767, when the Jusuits were expelled, it turned into a women´s prision.
Nowadays you can see the old cells, the prisoners and the watchmen´s uniforms and the primitive weapons made by the prisoners. Nuestra Señora del Carmen Chapel, built in 1734, is found there.
La Defensa Cllay: 1179 Defensa Street. It is a XIX century two storey tradicional colonial style mansion. There are many rooms which leadto a common gallery as is common in old Buenos Aires architecture.
Nowadays, there is a trade mall where you can buy clothes, pictures, jewels, toys and other old objects.
El Solar de French Gallery: Defensa Street between Humberto I Street and Carlos Calvo Street. It is an old place where the French patriot Domingo French lived. Nowadays there is a trade gallery there.
Museum of Modern Art: 350 San Juan Avenue.
This building dating from 1918 was formely a tabacco factory storehouse. It was restored preserving the utilitarian style. Works of art, by the most prominent and representative contemporary artist are on exhibit an te museum.
Lezama Park: Defensa Street, Brasil Street, Leandro N. Alem Avenue and Martín García Avenue. This big park is on a natural gully. Some historians hold hat the first foundation of Buenos Aires took place here. There is a handicrafts market on weekends and on holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where you can buy all sorts of things. You may find street performers and some outdoor music shows.
de la Santísima Trinidad (Russian Orthodox Church): 315 Brasil Street.
It was inaugurated in 1904, designed by the Russian architedt Michael
Peobrazensky. The temple, XVII century Moscovite stile, has five outstanding
turquoise cupules covered in zinc , each of which end in a metal cross
looking east. Inside the church there are icons and altars brought from
San Petesburg at the beginning of the XX century. The church is opened
only during mass
DAY 2 - Traditional City Tour, visiting the best of Buenos Aires: La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de Julio Avenue and the Obelisk, Colon Theatre, The Congress, The Governor House called "Casa Rosada", Puerto Madero, La Recoleta...
DAY 3 - Excursion to a traditional "Estancia" or farm in the Pampas. Meals and Activities included. This excursion is usually called "Fiesta Gaucha"
- Transfer to airport
RIPIO TURISMO - Incoming
Tour Operator Argentina & Chile- Leg. 10.687 Secretaría de
Turismo de la Nación Argentina.