Most walking tours of San Telmo include a stroll around Lezama Park, often in combination with a visit to San Telmo’s famous antique’s market, held in nearby Plaza Dorrego. The park is also a popular inclusion on bike tours of Buenos Aires’ southern neighborhoods, conveniently located en route to La Bombonera stadium in La Boca and the waterfront district of Puerto Madero. The park hosts an open-air market on Saturdays and Sundays, selling traditional art, handicrafts, and souvenirs.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Argentina National History Museum is located in the park.
There are numerous restaurants and cafés around the park, most of which can be found on or around Avenida Caseros.
Bring cash if you want to shop at the market, as most stalls don’t accept cards cards.
Bring a picnic blanket—the park’s benches fill up quickly on weekends.
Most of the park is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, but some of the paths have low steps.
How to Get There
Lezama Park is located at the southern end of the San Telmo district, bordered by Avenida Brasil to the north, Avenida Defensa to the west, and Avenida Martin Garcia to the south. It’s easy to reach the park on foot from other San Telmo attractions (about a 5-minute walk from Plaza Dorrego), and the closest metro station is Constitución (about a 10-minute walk).
When to Get There
The park is open year-round, and the best time to visit is on a weekend, when the open-air market draws a lively crowd. Although it’s generally a safe spot during the day, it’s best for travelers to avoid visiting the park at night.
Exploring San Telmo
One of Buenos Aires’ oldest and most atmospheric districts, San Telmo is known for its many tango venues, antiques shops, and historic cafés. Visit on a Sunday to browse the antiques market at Plaza Dorrego and watch the street musicians and tango dancers. While you’re there, be sure to admire the 18th-century Santo Domingo convent (Convento de Santo Domingo), visit the Argentina National History Museum, and tuck into Argentine steak at one of the manyparrillas (grillhouses).