I made sure that I would be in Buenos Aires on Sunday because I had read about the San Telmo Fair and Antique Exhibition.
To my delight, the day was beautifully sunny. Waking on the quaint cobblestones of Defensa Street for many blocks, the sidewalks are filled with people displaying their local wares. Plenty of food was also available. At Plaza Dorrego, the plaza was full of vendors displaying Argentinian pictures, jewelry, Indian artifacts, delicate quilts and the like. At one corner off Plaza Dorrego on Defensa Street was a nice exhibition of the Argentina tango being performed with local live music to go with it. At times, the guitarist would play a medley of Spanish music flamengo style to the audience delight.At other locations, one can also see classical music being played, complete with violins and cello and a Spanish crooner on the mike.
A good two to three hours in the afternoon is enough time. Take a break to eat the great meat dishes available all over and the local beer.