San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Take a guided tour of two of the most famous fairs in the city of Buenos Aires: San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair and Mataderos Fair. This unique tour is a great way to become familiar with new Argentine traditions, especially thanks to our professional tour guide who will accompany you throughout. You will enjoy strolling around and discovering the various goods and stalls. Learn about the traditions and history of these fairs and even buy some souvenirs yourself. The tour includes lunch, transport from a central meeting point and a professional guide.

What's Included

Lunch (2 empanadas and a soft drink)

Professional local guide

Transportation from/to meeting point

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Season: Mid-March to Mid-December
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

At 10:30 AM, we will meet at Tangol Agency, in San Telmo neighborhood.

• Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Dorrego
After everybody is together, we will head to the Feria de Antigüedades de San Pedro Telmo (San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair). This fair has taken place every Sunday since 1970 in the Plaza Dorrego and Calle Defensa, areas which become pedestrianized especially for this traditional event each week. More than 10,000 people, many of whom are tourists from all around the world, flock to the 270 stalls each Sunday. Orchestras playing music for tango dancers in the streets, live statues and other street performers as well as the antiques themselves and the cultural value really make this Feria worth the visit.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Feira de San Telmo
Early in the morning, every Sunday since 1970, the San Pedro Telmo Antiques Fair begins to take shape on the pavement of Plaza Dorrego. More than 270 stalls are distributed around the square and on the Defensa street which becomes a pedestrian street only for this day. The fair receives about 10,000 visitors each Sunday and there is a high percentage of tourists from all around the world. At the fair, you can find almost anything you are looking for. From furniture and artifacts, to traditional Argentine crafts, clothing and leather goods.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado de San Telmo
We’ll continue on to the Mercado de San Telmo (San Telmo Market) for anyone who fancies grabbing some original and unique souvenirs.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Feria de Mataderos
We’ll head over to the southwestern side of the city to Feria de Mataderos. which is one of the most important fairs in the city and one of the least known. This fair has become a traditional weekend tour for those who want to connect with Argentine countryside traditions. Founded 30 years ago, this unique fair serves as a true celebration of ‘gaucho’ culture. It is made up of 3 main areas and a food court: Artesanías tradicionales, Festival Artístico and Destrezas Gauchescas. Each Sunday, different activities take place here.

As soon as we get to the fair, you’ll notice that it is rich in parrillas (grills) on which delicious meats and other typical meals are cooked. This tour includes a great lunch where you can try traditional foods such as empanadas.

Both crafts and regional foods (jams, liqueurs, cheeses and alfajores) can be bought at better prices than in the more central, touristy shops. Sometimes you’ll be able to watch horse races or even get involved in some tango classes!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Museo Criollo de los Corrales
After this, we will have some free time to visit the Museo Criollo de los Corrales. This rural-style museum gives us a glimpse of how the gauchos live in the pampas: their clothes, tools and other everyday objects. We’ll also see how Argentina became one of the world’s leading meat exporters: things like traditional knives, weapons, carts, animals and rural paintings are all on show.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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