Calle Defensa, Buenos Aires

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#3 of 598 in Historic Sites in Argentina
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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Stroll through the bustling cobblestone streets of Calle Defensa, the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires. The neighborhood's colonial buildings house many cafes, tango parlors, and antique shops. Admire the old churches that pepper the barrio, wander around a museum, or stop by the semi-permanent antiques market. Street performers provide entertainment on every corner. In recent years, many art galleries and centers have cropped up here, turning it into a haven for contemporary art lovers. A wide selection of bars and restaurants round off the area's attractions. A visit to Calle Defensa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Buenos Aires online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Calle Defensa is considered on of the main streets that cross through the San Telmo district. I walked down this street both during the day and at night and it was very safe and well-lite. Lots of... 
    Calle Defensa is considered on of the main streets that cross through the San Telmo district. I walked down this street both during the day and at night and it was very safe and well-lite. Lots of...  more »
  • Please be wary of the police in the area. I was part of an English speaking group walking tour waiting for it to start in front of San Ignacio Church in San Telmo. A female police officer was... 
    Please be wary of the police in the area. I was part of an English speaking group walking tour waiting for it to start in front of San Ignacio Church in San Telmo. A female police officer was...  more »

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