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April 26th, 2009 – by: emilyvincent
On this day, we decided to head over to San Telmo, for the big Sunday market we had read about. The market was quite something. It was several blocks long and full of vendors, entertainers, food/drink stands and lots and lots of people. We were both a little overwhelmed. It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed walking around watching the street entertainers and looking at the booths. In our research we had not caught on that this outdoor market is an "antique" market. I kept saying to Josh, " a lot of this stuff looks pre-used." When I realized later that it was because the items were antiques, I felt very silly! I'm going to blame that one on the sun! The market definitely lived up to its reputation for being large! While you are in BA, it would probably be a good site to go visit. It definitely was an experience. I think we were just a little hot, and the crowd just kind of overwhelmed us. After awhile, we ducked into the "Bar Seddon." It was a really cood restaurant with an awesome brick ceiling. We next decided to take the tour or "E Zanjon De Granados." It is a mansion in San Telmo that sits on top of underground tunnels. We both like history and really enjoyed our guide. He expalined the history of San Telmo and explained that the family that lived there had abandoned it to escape the small pox epidemic. Eventually, it was used by new settlers and finally was abandoned. When they decided to renovate it, they discovered it was built on top of another house and on top of underground tunnels, which you get to see during your tour. I couldn't say enough good things about touring this museum. If you are in San Telmo, definitely leave time to do it! After our tour, we returned to Palermo and had lunch at "Miranda" which was recommended by Lonely Planet. Check out the review below. After taking a much needed nap, we walked around Palermo and decided to have some dessert at "Bodega Norton." Check out the review below.
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