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Plaza Dorrego

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday...

A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday at the second oldest square in the city.

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A warm up for the larger Sunday markets along defensa

My partner and I visited on the Sunday in order to catch the antique markets. Although we saw a good variety of antiques the small offerings in the plaza were rapidly overshadowed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rowan H
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I visited on the Sunday in order to catch the antique markets. Although we saw a good variety of antiques the small offerings in the plaza were rapidly overshadowed by the 1km stretch of markets which ran the length of defensa street. I found the prices in the plaza stores to be more expensive. There was however... More 

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Just love the whole atmosphere of Plaza Dorrego. Trees around the plaza. Cafes and restaurants surrounding g the plaza. Music playing and tango dancing. Sip coffee or drink a glass of wine while watching very accomplished tango dancers. Also on Sundays is the market which is well worthwhile.

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Thank ellietrunk
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I loved San Telmo. It is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Dorrego Square is the heart of San Telmo. All around there are many bars and restaurants where you can have a great time. You will also find artisans selling their products, street tango shows and outdoor concerts. all in a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere.

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Thank Ramón C
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The Sunday market is amazing. It's chaotic and beautiful and packed with people entertainers and all sorts of antiques and souvenirs to buy! Worth a look

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you have a Sunday in Buenos Aires, do visit Plaza Dorrego. There's a flea market and plenty of street musicians and Tango dancers. Have some lunch in one of the bars or cafes around the square (there are plenty of options) and don't forget to return in the evening as there is an outdoor Milonga where you can watch... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nothing special really, and you get annoyed by people trying to sell you stuff or seat you at a restaurant. There are better green spaces towards the river which are nicer for relaxing. The Sun market is alright for a browse.

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Thank NZRobin
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Visit on a Sunday watch a tango display and walk round an artisan and bric-à-brac market, really interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This is at the end of the San Telmo Sunday Market and offers antiques and buskers. A good place to visit, especially on a Sunday

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed in San Telmo and had the pleasure of being in Plaza Dorrego. During the day there are wonderful outdoor cafes and walking the cobblestone streets you will find great shops. Don't forget to visit on Sundays for the huge antique street market but be prepared for crowds. At night you will have a completely... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited many times while staying in the San Telmo area. Great atmosphere. Lots for the kids to look at. Fun watching the tango.

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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