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San Telmo Vegtable & Antiques Market Place

Without a doubt we could mark with cross this location as the heart of one of Buenos Aires oldest and most interesting quarters christened after a very famous and beloved priest Saint Peter Gonzalez Telmo.

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The historic Buenos Aires and San Telmo neighborhood is very small, limiting to the following streets and avenues Chile, Piedras, Caseros , Defensa, Martin Garcia, Paseo Colon, Brasil and Ing. Huergo.

San Telmo Vegtable & Antiques Market Place

This outstanding San Telmo Market was built back in 1897 by the famous architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo. Combining a typically modern Italian fa¿ade with a more English styled inside made in iron and glass, the San Telmo Market place is not only a tourist sight and trade mark -this is the last monument of it's kind... but an ode to our past and traditions there are no further market buildings currently working as products markets in the city.

The construction of this gorgeous building expresses a very particular and special time in Argentina's history, for in 1880 Buenos Aires is finally declared the nation's capital city, and soon after this turning point in our history, BA' mayor, Torcuato de Alvear begins to carry on the ambitious modernization of the city. Architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo will play a crucial role both in the public administration and the construction and architectural field designing modern Market places, hospitals, public buildings, churches, cemeteries and particular buildings...

The architectural technique chosen by this fabulous architect for the San Telmo market combines the hygienist proposal -so famous back then- with the advantages of modernism and it's new material inputs. It can be appreciated from the inside of the market that the main concept that guided the construction was sanitation and hygiene, there are no inside walls, instead, a strong and gorgeous iron structure blended with glass creates a spacey environment. The outside fa¿ade's main focus it's a huge arch at the entrance -which exhibits a true Tuscany style at the arched main door benefiting from the building's highest point. This design is projected inside the building, through the various iron arches, transformed and methamorphed into a spacey multifunctional interior.

With a traditional eclectic feel typical from Buenos Aires the San Telmo market is a worldwide known tourist attraction for it's architecture as well as antique market. However the greatness of this Market is that within it's walls one gets one of a kind vintage items at the same time we can shop our daily groceries and stop for a quick lunch at the fabulous North-west Argentinean-Bolivian bistro... a glass of wine and their fantastic potato omelet is a must!

Ocupying almost a whole block the market limites to the north with the intersection of Carlos Calvo and Bolivar St. and to the south with Estados Unidos and Defensa St. the Market opens Tuesday thru Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm.

San Telmo Vegtable & Antiques Market Place, Image Gallery. This outstanding San Telmo market was built back in 1897 by the famous architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo. Combining a typically modern Italian façade with a more Enghlish styled inside made in iron and glass, the San Telmo Market place is not only a tourist sight and trade mark –this is the last monument of it’s kind… but an ode to our past and traditions there are no further market buildings currently working as products markets in the city. With a traditional eclectic feel typical from Buenos Aires the San Telmo market is a worldwide known tourist attraction for it’s architecture as well as antique market. However the greatness of this Market is that within it’s walls one gets one of a kind vintage items at the same time we can shop our daily groceries and stop for a quick lunch at the fabulous North-west Argentinean-Bolivian bistro… a glass of wine and their fantastic potato omelet is a must! Located at the intersection of Carlos Calvo and Bolivar St. the Market opens Tuesday thru Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm.

Bob Frassinetti, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted by artdealer 09:35 Archived in Argentina Tagged tourist_sites

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