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Markets in Buenos Aires are part of everyday life. You can find one or two anywhere around the city. In this blog post, I am going to fill you in on all the best markets in Buenos Aires to help you find what you need! Keep in mind that it is NOT customary to haggle at markets in Argentina, and it is always better to pay in cash (with the blue dollar rate).
1. SAN TELMO SUNDAY MARKET
Location: Plaza Dorrego & Calle Defensa (San Telmo)
Selling: Antiques, Clothing, Paintings, Jewelry, Mate Equipment, etc.
Description: The San Telmo Sunday Market is a popular outdoor market in Buenos Aires. It’s located in the historic neighborhood of San Telmo. It takes place every Sunday and it features a wide variety of items including antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles, and handmade crafts. The market is set up along Calle Defensa and adjacent side streets; it’s a lively and vibrant atmosphere with street performers and vendors selling their wares. The market offers an opportunity to discover local artisans, and to find unique and one-of-a-kind items that reflect the culture of Buenos Aires. It’s a great place to spend a Sunday morning, browsing for treasures and taking in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. You can also find freshly made churros and fresh squeezed orange juice for very affordable prices.
2. PALERMO MARKETS
Day: Saturdays & Sundays
Location: Plaza Armenia AND Plaza Serrano (Palermo)
Selling: local fashion, Paintings, Jewelry, toys, baby stuff
Description: The Palermo Market in Plaza Armenia and Plaza Serrano are weekly outdoor markets located in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo. They take place every Saturday & Sunday, and are a great place to find a variety of handmade crafts and artisanal goods. They are a great place to explore the local culture and to find unique and high-quality products. The market in Plaza Serrano goes around the circle of the plaza, slightly extending into side streets.
3. MERCADO DE LAS PULGAS
Day: Everyday except Mondays
Location: Av. Dorrego 1650 (Colegiales)
Selling: Antiques, furniture, paintings, lamps, etc.
Description: This is a massive flea market in Buenos Aires with a ton of antique items, as well as designers who can create personalized furniture on demand. It tends to be the most busy on Saturday afternoons.
4. FERIA ARTESENAL DEL PARQUE CENTENARIO
Day: Saturdays and Sundays
Location: Av. Patricias Argentinas 822, Buenos Aires (Caballito)
Selling: Artisan crafts, clothing (new and used), socks, mate supplies, etc.
Description: This market is near the entrances to the circular Parque Centenario. It has a great atmosphere to stroll around on a sunny day. Plus the park is quite peaceful with its pond and ducks in the center, so you can visit both the park and the market at once.
5. FERIA PARQUE LOS ANDES
Day: Saturdays & Sundays
Location: Parque los Andes on Av. Corrientes, next to Chacarita Cemetery
Selling: Antiques, clothing (new & used), nurse scrubs, toys, etc.
Description: This market goes around the edges of the Parque los Andes, just a couple blocks from the Chacarita cemetery. There are two sections of the park, and the market extends in the street that goes between. It’s a pretty chill market as there aren’t as many people like at the San Telmo market, but there are several stands and lots of things to look at. Though it is right on Avenida Corrientes, so the traffic can be a bit loud and hectic. The subte stop Dorrego brings you right next to the park.
6. FERIA PUERTO MADERO
Day: Saturdays & Sundays
Location: Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1080, C1107AAV (Puerto Madero)
Selling: Antiques, Crafts, Paintings, Jewelry, etc.
Description: This market is located along the Costanera Sur in the back of Puerto Madero just near the entrance to the Ecological Reserve. It is less busy as it is tucked away in a corner of the city, but great for a morning stroll near the water.
7. FERIA DE MATADEROS IN BUENOS AIRES
Time: 11am-8pm (April to December)
Location: Av. de los Corrales, Av. Lisandro de la Torre &, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Mataderos)
Selling: Mates, ponchos, blankets, silver and leather goods.
Description: The Feria de Mataderos is a traditional market and fair held in the Mataderos neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is known for its cultural exhibitions, live music, and traditional Argentine food and crafts. The fair is held on Sundays and is a popular destination for both tourists and locals.
8. FERIA DE LIBROS
Location: Av Rivadavia 4900, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Caballito)
Selling: Books, magazines, records, CDs, video games
Description: The Feria de Libros is located on the west side of the Parque Rivadavia. There are several kiosks set up, and each individually owned. That means not all kiosks are open at the same time, but more when the owners feel like opening them. It’s a great place to get good deals on books and other goods; you can then read them in the park just next door.
9. FERIA DE ARTESANOS DE PLAZA FRANCIA
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Plaza Intendente Torcuato de Alvear, Av. Pueyrredón, C1113 (Recoleta)
Selling: Books, crafts, clothes, jewelry
Description: The Feria de Artesanos takes place along the edge of the Plaza Francia, just next to the Recoleta cemetery and Centro Cultural. It is lively on the weekends and worth a wonder.
10. FERIA PLAZA BELGRANO
Day: Saturdays & Sundays
Location: Cuba 2100, C1428AEF (Belgrano)
Selling: Antiques, Crafts, Paintings, Jewelry, plants, etc.
Description: This is a smaller market found right in the center of Plaza Belgrano on the weekends. You can find local handmade goods such as wind chimes, incense holders, clothing, plant holders, etc.
11. FERIA DEL CAMINITO
Day: Everyday (especially weekends)
Time: 10am- before sunset (Don’t stay in La Boca neighborhood after dark).
Location: Magallanes 900-802, C1166ACB, C1166ADB (La Boca)
Selling: Paintings, illustrations, magnets, tourist items
Description: In the La Boca neighborhood, while you’re strolling around looking at the brightly colored buildings, you’ll also see a ton of local artists selling their work. The majority of the paintings and mixed media works are of famous Argentine figures, tango dancers, and other famous landmarks in the city. This neighborhood is very touristy, and a little sketchy. Don’t wander too far from the main tourist center, and be extremely cautious of your belongings. My phone was stolen in this neighborhood.
12. ALL OTHER MARKETS IN BUENOS AIRES
For a full list of markets in Buenos Aires, click here.
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