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Buenos Aires - San Telmo, Cobblestones and its Market

San Telmo, Cobblestones and its Market

(174 reviews)
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
45 mins

About the tour

San Telmo is one of the oldest quarters or barrios of the city. Trams' rails, cobblestones, colonial architecture, antiques stores are part of this route, as well as its indoor market. Here we will be able to see old clothes, vinyls, dolls and learn more about Argentina's cuisine : Mate, dulce de leche, empanadas, and , of course...beef.

Meet your local guide


Almost a decade ago, Fabian kickstarted his career as a tour guide after leaving a cushiony corporate role as an HR Manager. Since then, he has enjoyed spinning exciting stories to travelers and taking them through one of the most European cities of Latin America. Through his lens, you will discover the city that's home to the widest avenue, the widest river, and brimming with people who love football. Buenos Aires was a British colony for a little over a month, but it carries with it a hint of different cultures. "Argentineans are Italians who speak Spanish but they think they live in France!" Fabian laughs. Through his tours, you might hear him sing a tango (or humming to U2’s “With or Without You”), learn a couple of magic tricks (fun fact: he's an amateur magician!), and check out yerba mate, a super healthy herbal tea that's a local popularity. "Being a tour guide is a bit like a teacher, and I enjoy telling stories. Buenos Aires is full of stories, bizarre, strange, hard to believe stories," he says.

Fabian has been guiding since Jan 2012

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Buenos Aires with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Buenos Aires. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Violet W.

07 March 2021

Another fab tour with Fabian. Was great to feel like one of the locals walking round San Telmo market.

Eileen P.

07 March 2021

A great tour, thank you Fabian. Our first trip when it’s safe to travel is to Argentina and it would be great to have you as our tour guide.

Linda S.

07 March 2021


Caron K.

07 March 2021

I loved this tour! It was really interesting and varied with a mix of history and current culture.

Jenny W.

07 March 2021

Lovely tour

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