We Recommend: Feria de Mataderos

(Photo by Tanoka)

Every Sunday locals gather around the Mataderos fair where a wide variety of locally produced goods are sold including regional foods, gaucho accessories, knitwear, and leather bags amongst others. Gaucho traditions, such as the “carrera de sortija” and typical dances from around the country are carried out on a stage.

Also in the area is  the Corrales Museum, which exhibits a wonderful collection of items and customs of Criollo tradition. The display includes tools, boleadoras, Indian bow and arrows, gaucho accessories, stirrups, animal markers, and carriages amongst others.

If you’re looking for a taste of real local culture, this is definitely the place to go!

The fair is on Lisandro de la Torre Avenue, in Mataderos on Sunday. To get there,  we suggest you coordinate transport with the hotel as you will have to go through some dodgy areas to arrive.