If you happen to find yourself in Buenos Aires on a Sunday afternoon, definitely head down to San Telmo to check out the Sunday Market. I couldn’t help but smile as it reminded me of the quirkiness of south Austin – musicians, antique markets, street art, performances, and the sweet aroma of food filled the streets.
Plan a few hours in this location as there is so much to see and do. Grab a cortado. Peruse the endless supply of empanadas. This area is ripe for people watching as tourists from all over the world flock here to take in the distinctly Argentine culture. Also take a small change purse to hand over to the street performers if you watch a show. These guys are professionals and take their craft very seriously. My favorite had to be the puppeteer.
Make sure to check in the middle of the main park square in the late afternoon for a free tango performance. If you’re on a budget, it is definitely a good way to check that off your Argentine bucket list.