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Apr 19th, 2018, 09:39 AM
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Buenos Aires - How much do we miss out by NOT being there over a weekend?

We are planning a week in Argentina, with our time divided between Buenos Aires and Iguazu. Originally, we had planned to start with BA, but for logistical reasons, are thinking of doing Iguazu first. In this case, we would not be in BA over a weekend - how much do we miss out on the BA experience by being there only during the week?

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Apr 19th, 2018, 10:52 AM
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There are certain things tha only happen at weekends. San Telmo market for one, certain Tango shows, the amazing Sunday brunch at The Alvear Palace etc. In Iguazu you wouldn’t notice whether it is a weekend or not, but in BA, like most capital cities, is when most locals will be out enjoying themselves. If it were me, I would try and make BA for the weekend.
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Apr 19th, 2018, 11:06 AM
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If you want to do regular shopping, the stores are all closed on Sundays. I didn't enjoy the San Telmo market unless you like antiques. I would skip Sunday.
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Apr 19th, 2018, 11:58 PM
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Antiques are not my thing either but did think San Telmo was it well worth a visit for the street theatre, Tango demos and just hanging out with a coffee or glass of wine at one of the bars.
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Apr 20th, 2018, 05:07 AM
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Thank you both - crellston, are the things you're describing in San Telmo only available on the weekend?
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Apr 20th, 2018, 12:38 PM
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The street fair is only in San Telmo on a Sunday although as I recall there are still Tango dancers and street possibly some street performers during the week, although not to te same degree. Still worth a visit though. There is another market in Recoleta, not far from the Alvear Palace. Hopefully avrooster will see this post and be able to enlighten us.
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Apr 22nd, 2018, 10:13 AM
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If everything's the same, check on it ... but Palermo Soho is also the place to go on Sundays.
All the outside cafes are hopping, the boutiques and shops are open and busy and it is a charming area with the cobblestone streets and old buildings. and they have a flea market.
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Apr 23rd, 2018, 02:31 PM
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we stayed in Palermo Soho and I didn't find any boutiques or shops open...I was disappointed, But, that flea market was on Saturday and Sunday but not that large. Whatever you do, make sure you have money as there were very few ATM's around and those that we found were out of cash.
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May 12th, 2018, 03:25 PM
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Do as you can

I was twice in Buenos Aires for five days, this November and January, for the weekend, and can't say it's a game changer. Yes, San Telmo market is really nice and opened only on Sunday, but except that, you can really find walking tours, shows and great bars all over the week days.
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May 12th, 2018, 04:30 PM
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Hopefully avrooster will see this post and be able to enlighten us?????

San Telmo only on Sundays.

From years ago:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi..._District.html

Have a great time in my country.
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