The Market of Fleas

13 Mar

The San Telmo Antique fair has become a top destination on the sightseeing circuit, with tourists flooding the cobblestone streets converting the barrio into English speaking central.  While the Mercado de las Pulgas (Dorrego y Niceto Vega) doesn’t get nearly as much hype, this Palermo-Colegiales treasure chest makes for a solid alternative, if you are willing to dig.



9 Responses to “The Market of Fleas”

  1. Pearl March 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    I wish I would have known about this!

  2. Angel March 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Nice set of photos. Thanks for sharing. Found this post via Global Voices.

    Best, and keep on blogging.

  3. C March 18, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    this place looks like my version of heaven!

  4. chocolatespacemonkey March 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm #


  5. jzubillaga March 22, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Súper interesante el lugar ! :)

  6. toemailer March 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Great photos! that sure is a lot of stuff to look through.

    • Sam July 8, 2011 at 10:05 am #

      Yeah, great flee market if you like paying more than 160 pesos ($40USD) for a rusty old chair (pictured above, I actually did ask the price a few months back)!

  7. cientificcional May 13, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Allie I ve already read the article in BA Herald and you had an odd life experience in BA. But… about Pizza…Have you eve tried the pizza from EL IMPERIO DE LA PIZZA in Chacarita neighborhood? It s exactly in the crossing of Corrientes Av and Federico Lacroze Av. Here you could change your mind, it has a variety of tastes!
    So good luck and wish you remain in BA picking up not only the fork but the debate about our tateless pizza! Hugs, Santiago.-


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