Bustling markets, selective artistic havens, popular fairs of second-hand products and meetings with artists: the “other” city tours.

Very often, cities resemble their inhabitants. And their usages become the route to unveil the identity of each city. Therefore, visiting fairs, markets and art galleries is one of the best ways to know Buenos Aires.

In San Telmo, a beautiful building wrapped in crystal and iron, constructed by the end of the 19th century, outstands as scenario for the exotic coexistence of food with antiques, the feature that best defines San Telmo’s market. At the center of the city, at Carlos Gardel neighborhood, an art-deco style building used to function as Central Market, is currently one of the most popular shopping centers in Buenos Aires. On the other hand, and at the border between Palermo and Colegiales neighborhoods, we find the Flea Market, where antiques and second hand products are commercialized. At the south of the city, the Mataderos Fair, located at an old slaughterhouse, presents excellent meat cuts or leather handcrafts, combined with traditional native games.

Buenos Aires is a city determined to give an artistic sense to any manifestation; that is the reason why each art gallery or each artist workshop has its own additional amusement. For instance, when visiting the atelier of the sculptor Regazzoni visitors can also enjoy the old train warehouse, next to Retiro terminal railway station. Those willing to combine leisure with business, may go to Palermo bars to share a good drink with vanguardist works made with local artists.  

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