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Buenos Aires Markets: San Telmo & Mataderos Tour
Activities in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Markets: San Telmo & Mataderos Tour

  • English English
  • 4 - 6 hours 30 minutes

Explore the San Telmo Antiques Fair and the Mataderos Market, two perfect spots to discover the most deep-rooted culture of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires Markets: San Telmo & Mataderos Tour

When you make your booking, you'll be able to choose out of the following two options:

San Telmo & Mataderos Markets Tour (6 hours 30 minutes)

With this option, we'll meet at 10:30 am, at number 831 on Calle Defensa and we'll make our way to the San Pedro Telmo Antiques Fair. This market is held every Sunday in the Plaza Dorrego square and on Defensa; 200 stalls are set up and you can find all sorts of treasures, including furniture, antiques and clothes.

The atmosphere is one of this market's main attractions, as while you explore the stalls, you'll hear the soundtrack of a live tango orchestra playing traditional songs, and of course, you'll see couples dancing. This is a perfect example of authentic Buenos Aires culture!

Afterwards, we'll enter the San Telmo Market, a century-old building with all kinds of stalls for all tastes. After learning about this interesting place's history, we'll head to the southeast of Buenos Aires to explore the Mataderos Market, known in Spanish as the Feria de Mataderos. This was created over 30 years ago and is a true reflection of the Gaucho cowboy culture. We'll try the roast meats and other typical dishes that the Gaucho chefs whip up on their grills. Delicious!

After spending three hours exploring the market stalls and enjoying their lively atmospheres, we'll return to the initial meeting point and the tour will come to an end at around 5 pm.

Mataderos Market Tour (4 hours)

If you choose this option, the tour will start at 12 noon in the heart of San Telmo, and we'll head directly to the Mataderos Market. Known as the Feria de Mataderos, at this market you'll get the chance to try some delicious typical dishes such as tamales, humita en chala, locro and the famous empanadas.

Next, we'll explore the market stalls, discovering the crafts, instruments, accessories and clothes on sale here. You'll also discover the legendary Bar Oviedo, which was the favourite watering hole for local workers in the past.

Finally, we'll play a game of pool on one of the country's oldest pool tables, and we'll see the folkloric shows that are put one every day on the main stage. We'll finish the tour by enjoying a typical mate tea with some traditional sweet treats, and then we'll return to the initial meeting point at around 4 pm.


Adults Children between 3 and 8 years old Children under 3 years old
San Telmo & Mataderos Markets Tour
US$ 49.90
US$ 24.90
Mataderos Market tour
US$ 48.20
US$ 24.10

San Telmo & Mataderos Markets Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 49.9
  • Children between 3 and 8 years old

    US$ 24.9
  • Children under 3 years old


Mataderos Market tour

  • Adults

    US$ 48.2
  • Children between 3 and 8 years old

    US$ 24.1
  • Children under 3 years old


More Information


4 - 6 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Minibus transport.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Lunch (empanadas or tamales and a drink per person).

Not included

Entrance to the Criollo de los Corrales museum.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (4:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 48.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Defensa 831


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.