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Complete Flat for rent in the best of San Telmo 650$USD all inclusive-
Posted April 30th, 2013 - 5:49 am by from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Permalink)
Hello everyone,

I'm traveling a lot and offer to rent my apartment, is in the heart of San Telmo. Ideally a year or month but could also rent weekly. Equipped with all my stuff and also have a brief description here.

The flat is on the 3rd floor lovely open and breath taking view to Lezama Park. It is a studio with a wall huge placard, complete bathroom, full kitchen with breakfast counter.

Equipped with cable, tv, fridge, dishes, kitchenware, linens and towels. the rate includes electricity, gas, building fees, city taxes, cable tv. There's a telephone line for you to receive and make local phone calls.

My family live near the studio; and has a best shop for tribal arts in Buenos Aires. platanativa.com
Leaving behind hundreds of properties, a few of the larger lots were converted into needed parks, the largest of which is Lezama Park, designed by renowned French-Argentine urbanist Charles Thays in 1891 as a complement to the new Argentine National Museum of History. Most large homes, though, became tenement housing during the wave of Immigration in Argentina from Europe, between 1875 and 1930. San Telmo became the most multicultural neighborhood in Buenos Aires, home to large communities of British, Galician, Italian and Russian-Argentines. The large numbers of Russians in San Telmo and elsewhere in Buenos Aires led to the consecration of Argentina's first Russian Orthodox Church in 1901. Growing industry to the south also led a German immigrant, Otto Krause, to open a technical school here in 1897.

San Telmo's bohemian air began attracting local artists after upwardly mobile immigrants left the area. Growing cultural activity resulted in the opening of the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art by critic Rafael Squirru in 1956, as well as in the 1960 advent of the "Republic of San Telmo," an artisan guild which organized art walks and other events. San Telmo's immigrant presence also led to quick popularization of tango in the area; long after the genre's heyday, renowned vocalist Edmundo Rivero purchased an abandoned colonial-era grocery in 1969, christening it El Viejo Almacén ("The Old Grocery Store"). Soon becoming one of the city's best-known tango music halls, it helped lead to a cultural and economic revival in San Telmo.
The 1980 restoration of the former Ezeiza family mansion into the Pasaje de la Defensa ("Defensa Street Promenade"), moreover, has led to the refurbishment of numerous such structures, many of which had been conventillos (tenements) since the 1870s. As most of San Telmo's 19th century architecture and cobblestone streets remain, it has also become an important tourist attraction.

Contemporary art

A big number of contemporary art galleries, art spaces and museums are located in this area. In 2005 the gallery and artist-run space Appetite opened on this area, and created a huge flow attending to its openings and parties that caught the attention of public and media right away, as well as other art galleries that started opening in this neighborhood, becoming the actual Mecca of contemporary art. The first to talk about it was Rolling Stone magazine when they published by the end of 2006: "When all the movement seemed to be getting installed at Palermo, the Daniela Luna tornado opened the appetite with an art gallery in San Telmo and little by little is monopolizing the neighborhood and transferring the scene." A few months later, New York Times described "To find Appetite, an avant-garde gallery that everyone I met recommended, I had to return to one of San Telmo's less atmospheric blocks. Pop-punk exuberance is Appetite's stock in trade, its walls (and floors) are covered in a profusion of styles" Many media remarked the transformation of San Telmo into a destination for contemporary art lovers, such as the newspaper La Nacion, that counted around 30 galleries and art center in 2008. Later that year, the same newspaper published another article that started: "Contemporary art moved into the neighborhood. San Telmo Art District is born
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the best, Juan