Gauchos all dressed up for Tradition Week in Buenos Aires 18 Oct 2016
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With its quiet streets lined by one-story buildings housing pulperías (a kind of rural bar), silversmiths, fodder and fertilizer stores, and, increasingly, B&Bs, San Antonio is the archetypal gaucho town.
Pleasantly sleepy for most of the year, San Antonio roars into life in the second week of November, when it hosts Tradition Week, an exciting jamboree of gaucho shows and horse races culminating in the Tradition Day (Día de la Tradición) parade.
Visit San Antonio de Areco as part of Insight Guides' exciting Wild Patagonia Trip, which also takes in lunch in a typical pulpería.