- The city
It used to be the neighbourhood of rich families until in 1871 they were forced to move north because of the great yellow fever epidemic.
Today it is one of the most traditional and oldest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, and is one of the most popular and elegant of the city.
1. Secretariat of Agriculture. Livestock and Fishing Av Paseo Colón 922
Typical works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, neo-Gothic style, designed and built by the firm of architects Andrés Vanelli and Sons and Kimbau and Cía.
2. Engineering School, Av Paseo Colón 850
It is a clear example of the classic of architecture in the mid-twentieth century, neo-classical style, copying the structure of the Law School. Formerly served as the foundation of Maria Eva Duarte de Peron.
3. Monument "Canto al Trabajo". Av Paseo Colón 800
Monument of 14 human figures in bronze, designed by the Argentine sculptor Rogelio 'Yrurtia' (1879-1950).
4. San Lorenzo Passage, Estados Unidos and Balcarce
Here we find workshops for artists and craftsmen in the gallery "Los Patios de San Telmo”, an old and classic eighteenth century house.
5. The little House, San Lorenzo 380
It is what it is left from an old house of the second decade of the nineteenth century, in those days it was common to see this type of construction for use of the families slaves. It was only 2.2 meters wide.
6. Bar Sur, Estados Unidos and Balcarce
Precursor to the night show in Buenos Aires, one of the most popular and traditional pubs of the city, Bar Sur opened in 1967.
7. Danish Church, Carlos Calvo 257
Opened in 1931, designed with a neo-Gothic style by architects and Danish Rönnow Bisgaard.
8. House of Juan Carlos Castagnino, Balcarce 1016
Castignino Carlos was and is a renowned painter, based in illustration. Born in 1908 and died in 1972, was the one who designed the edition of the Martin Fierro in 1963. In this house this great artist lived and it dates, along with the neighboring house, from the eighteenth century.
9. Gallery of the Old Hotel, Balcarce 1053
It was originally built as a hotel in 1890, but it became an art gallery and studio of painters and sculptors in 1979, when the district was declared historic.
10. Antigua Tasca de Cuchilleros, Carlos Calvo 319
This old house witnessed a tragic love story between the daughter of a sergeant and a singer. Sergeant Olid, mazorquero of the governor Juan Manuel de Rosas, wanted Margarita, his daughter to marry the chief of the mazorquero, Ciriaco Cuiriño. But, contrary to the wishes of her father, Margarita was in love with this street singer with whom he escaped until they were found in Lujan by Cuitiño who shot Margarita and forced her to return home and where she finally died.
Today it is a renowned restaurant.
11. House of Esteban de Luca, Defensa and Carlos Calvo
Today, this eighteenth century house is a National Historic Monument and a restaurant operates here.
Here the military reconnaissance, poet and journalist Esteban de Luca lived, who was involved in the English invasions as Second Lieutenant in the Battalion 3.
The house was recycled but preserved the architecture of those times.
12. Market of San Telmo, Bolívar, Carlos Calvo, Defensa, Estados Unidos.
Inaugurated in 1897, a structure of iron, steel and glass roof, with a distinct Italian style. The architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo was responsible for its construction.
13. Solar de French Gallery, Defense Humberto between 1 and Carlos Calvo.
Gallery dating from the years 1900 and 1910 and the 1930s. Here lived the patriot Domingo French.
14. Plaza Dorrego, Humberto Between I?, Defense, and Anselmo Aieta Bethlem.
After Plaza de Mayo Square it is the oldest one, where on Sundays from 10 to 17 are one of the biggest antiques fairs. Declared a National Historic Place.
15. Argentine Penitentiary Museum 'Antonio Ballvé, Humberto 1º 378
In the beginning what is now the museum, was the house where the Jesuits made spiritual excercises for men, until in 1767 the Jesuits were expelled and it was left in hands of the Cabildo. From then until 1974 it worked as the Prison for Women under the Order of the Good Shepherd and the Prison Service. Then the order is withdrawn, the prison now has its headquarters in Ezeiza and the house is in charge of the Prison Service.
It is a building that dates back to 1760, in it we find the chapel of OUR lady of Carmen. Designed by architect Antonio Masella.
16. Church of Our Lady Belen - Parroquia de San Pedro Telmo, Humberto 1 340
Considered a National Historic Monument, is has a colonial and eclectic style and has the image of San Pedro González Telmo at the top.
The original project was by the Jesuit Andrés Blanqui, with the help of John and Joseph Schmidt Primoli. Then, the Italian Antonio Masella was commissioned to continue its construction in 1918 and finally was Pelayo Sáinz who gave the finishing touches.
17. Protomedicato - Guillermo Rawson School, Humberto 1º 343
Neo-colonial style, with magnificent magnolias at the entrance, there was the first medical school in Buenos Aires in 1858. In the beginnings of 1866 fell under the Ministry of Education.
18. La Defense, 1179 Defense
Dates from 1880, two-storey house, gallery and several side rooms. It used to ber the home of the Ezeiza family, now it is a shopping arcade where you can find crafts, antiques, clothes from other eras, paintings, among other things.
19. Modern Art Museum of the City, Av San Juan 350
It used to be the deposit of the cigarette factory "43", dating from 1918 and today maintains its original structure. Then became a museum of contemporary arts, but now it is closed for renovations.
20. Cinema Museum, 1220 Defense
The museum has a cinema, collections of posters, costumes, photos and documents. Opens its doors Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 to 17.
21. Ex San Telmo Foundation, Defense 1344
Its structure is a copy of an eighteenth century house, the planes of the same are in the General File of the Nation.Built in 1860 and remodelled in 1980 by Osvaldo Giesso. Now it works as an art gallery and theater school.
22. Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Brazil 315
In the front of the church we see a representation of the Holy Trinity made in St. Petersburg. It has a Muscovite style of the seventeenth century. Inaugurated in 1904, based on the draft of the Holy Synod of Russia Mihail Preobrazensky and built by the architect Alejandro Christophersen.
23. Parque Lezama – Fountain Monument to Mr. Pedro de Mendoza, Brasil and Defensa
The mural has a bas-relief representing an indigenous, the statue of Pedro de Mendoza, in bronze, which contrasts with the wall symbolizes the taking of land with his sword stuck to the floor. It also has two outlets symbolizing La Plata river and Guadalquivir river.
Opened on June 23, 1937, created by the sculptor Juan Carlos Oliva Navarro
24. Parque Lezama - Sculpture Courtyard and Amphitheater, Defensa, Brasil, Av Paseo Colón and Av Martín García.
This lot located on a natural gully had several owners until in 1857 a businessman named Jose Gregorio Lezama from Salta bought the property, closed it with a high iron fence and gave life with exotic trees and plants. During the yellow fever epidemic, around 1871,the house functioned as sanatorium.
After the death of Mr. Lezama, in 1889, his widow sold the property to the municipality on the condition that became a public park with her husband's name.
25. National Historical Museum, 1600 Defense
On May 24, 1889 was founded the museum, then in 1897 it was the home of Gregorio Lezama. The construction has very clear traces of Italian architecture. The patrimony of the museum shopws and tells the May Revolution, the War for Independence and other significant events in national history during the nineteenth century.