Hippest Outdoor Markets & Alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

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Thursday November 17, 2016 - Posted by to Argentina Culture, Spanish in Buenos Aires
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The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

Hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

When studying Spanish in Buenos Aires this month, you must have noticed: summer is in the air! November, December, January, February….. the best time of year for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires while exploring the beautiful city. And in particular: visit the hippest Outdoor Markets and alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires. Relaxed strolls over the numerous outdoor markets and alternative ferias in Buenos Aires, is one of the most fun activities during summertime in Argentina.

 


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Treasure hunt: You will be surprised about all the things you can spot on the markets of Buenos Aires! Throughout the city you will find loads of flea markets, artisan fairs, second hand items, organic and food ferias and all of them will get you into the relaxing and cosy vibe Buenos Aires is famous for!

Are you in need for some traditional Argentine mate (yerba tea), would like to have a personally painted portrait made of you or are just having a taste for all the delicious kinds of food?
Take a look at this list of the best outdoor markets and find out which places offer the hippest alternative ferias in Buenos Aires!

 

The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

 

  1. Feria Cortázar

 
A very colourful and lively market right in the heart of Palermo Soho, on Plaza Serrano. The market is decorated with coloured flags and is situated in the middle of the plaza where you will also find many trendy bars, cafés and outlet stores.

Location: Plaza Serrano, corner of Serrano or Borges and Honduras in Palermo Soho
When: Saturday, Sunday + Holidays 12 pm to 7 pm
 

  1. La Feria de Mataderos

 

The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

 

This market is the best place to go to if you want to taste real, Argentine flavours. It consists out of various stands by locals and therefore you will discover delicious Argentine food for a good price such as meat, pastries and empanadas. La Feria de Mataderos is also famous for its typical Argentina cowboy (gaucha) section!

Location: Av. Lisandro de la Torre y Av. de los Corrales, in Mataderos
When: Sundays, 11 am to 8 pm + Holidays (Different schedule during summer, closed most of January)

  1. Feria de San Telmo

 
This one is a must-visit! The Feria de San Telmo is considered one of the best markets in Buenos Aires. The antique stalls, the juice and sandwich sellers and the multicultural crowd make this market the perfect place to shop and take a relaxing stroll on your Sunday afternoon.

Location: Defensa Street, Plaza Dorrego, San Telmo
When: Sunday, some activity on Saturday at Plaza Dorrego

 

The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

 

  1. El Mercado de San Telmo

 
This marketplace is a small, indoor feria in the middle of the old neighbourhood San Telmo. Insider Tip: Combine your visit to the feria de San Telmo with a stroll over the Mercado – they are right next to each other! El Mercado de San Telmo is a very old market, that has been around for a long time – for this reason, visitors find themselves enchanted by its lovely charm. The high ceiling, the vintage shops, the colourful fruit and vegetable stands, the coffee corners and the little restaurants make this market especially authentic and a true experience to walk through!

Location: Defensa Street, Plaza Dorrego, San Telmo
When: Sunday, some activity on Saturday at Plaza Dorrego

 

The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

 

  1. Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia

 
The Feria de Artesanos at Placa Francia is ideally to be combine with a visit to the beautiful cemetery of Recoleta. The market extends over a wide surface of grass fields just next to the cemetery. Visitors find themselves in an authentic and rustic ambiance; the vendors sell artisanal products, sweet popcorn and all kinds of handmade artistic products.

Location: Plaza Francia, near the Recoleta cemetery
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm + Holidays
 

  1. Feria Palermo Viejo

 
Closely located to the amazing Feria Cortázar in Palermo, we find this pearl: during the weekends, Plaza Armenia fills up with stand for clothing, hand-made goods and antique items. The feria de Palermo Viejo is the perfect place to wander around and admire all the artisanal crafts you can spot! Insider Tip: Come to this market to buy souvenirs!

Location: Plaza Armenia, Malabia and Costa Rica in Palermo Soho
When: Saturday and Sunday + Holidays, 2pm to 7 pm

 

The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

 

  1. Feria Artesanal de Parque Centenario

 
A less touristic outdoor market in a beautiful park that is definitely worth a visit! Feria Artesanal de Parque Centenario is fitting to do some intense shopping for Argentine regional products of all kinds such as perfume, incense, clothing… and for those who love to snack some great fast-food, like choripán, cotton candy, popcorn, hamburgers and pancho’s (hotdogs)!

Location: Patricias Argentinas y Machado, Parque Centenario in Caballito
When: Saturday, Sunday + Holidays 12 pm to 7 pm

 

The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

 

  1. Feria Artesanal Paseo El Retiro

 
This feria is an outdoormarket taking place every weekend in the beautiful and modern harbour of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero. Take a relaxing stroll along the boulevard and enjoy some great and cheap meat dishes in the little BBQ stands next to the water. Apart from artisanal products, food and a flea market, this place also offers you musical performances!

Location: Av. Calabria y Rosario Vera Peñaloza, in Puerto Madero
When: Saturday, Sunday + Holidays, 12 pm to 7 pm

 

The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

 

Final TIP: do not be afraid to bargain!! (Just not on fruit and vegetables)

 


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