A classic in the neighborhood of San Telmo, where we will find from meat and vegetable stalls, to antique dealers and antique shops, to small food restaurants nearby and according to one of the best coffees in all of Buenos Aires.
This market was inaugurated in February 1897 with the objective of supplying food and fresh food to the Barrio de San Telmo, one of the most populous in Buenos Aires in those years. Its building retains its original internal structure, consisting of beams, arches and metal columns with roofs of sheet metal and glass. Then in 1930 the market continued to grow and two arms were added with exits through the streets of Defense and the United States.
The seventies and eighties were the worst for this market and was gradually forgotten. But thanks to the tourist boom of recent years, this market was revitalized, first with antique dealers and then with the installation of new gastronomic stalls, where we can find products of the most varied.
When we walk through the aisles of the San Telmo market, we can have a large number of different products. Some of their stalls continue to sell the classic of a communal market, such as meat, fish or fresh vegetables. While others are a bit more specialized and there are wines, condiments, sweets or even leather products and antiques.
Within the market there are also small places to eat, with a varied menu as wide as hamburgers, croissants, roasted meats or Vietnamese ethnic food. All this in addition to two traditional and old bars called San Pedro Telmo and La Coruña.