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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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The fería in San Telmo is wonderful– it goes on for blocks and blocks beyond the main plaza, and you can find just about anything you'd be interested in. Great for trinkets and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Celia M
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Hillsboro, Oregon

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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place was the happening place during our Sunday morning visit. The plaza is filled with antique vendors and artists, there was live music everywhere, and a tango show was in one corner. It was a fun, vivid place to visit.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I watched as Plaza Dorrego changed from people having dinner at several different cafes, to having dancing and music late into the night, to the weekend market that is famous throughout the city. It was all wonderful and not to be missed while visiting Buenos Aires!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There seems to always be something going on in this plaza, day or night. It's a great place to people watch, particularly on Sundays during the busy Feria San Telmo. Open at all hours with food and beverage service from the restaurants that surround it, definitely worth a stop during walks around the city.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The fería in San Telmo is wonderful– it goes on for blocks and blocks beyond the main plaza, and you can find just about anything you'd be interested in. Great for trinkets and things for yourself, as well as souvenirs! On Sundays during the evening, there's also the milonga del indio; just imagine, a beautiful milonga, en aire libre?? And... More 

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Bring your wallet...and a second mortgage! Plaza Dorrego has a bustling market every Sunday hosting tons of vendors, dancers and other festivities. This is a great place to see and buy some Argentina antiques. Its 90% old fare with a top-dollar asking price(s).

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It´s one square block sorrounded by ancient bars, in the main heart of San Telmo. It´s a really pretty place, even for locals, but I must mention a couple of tips: -Do not have dinner or drinks at the park. You see, during the night they´ll put tables all around, and bars from the opposite streets they would take your... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The heart of this Sunday market is madness--but fun if you can stand the elbow-to-elbow action. I kept my hand on my purse at all times but never really felt especially threatenend. On one of the less crowded streets surrounding the Plaza the painters are set up with their original works. There is some schlock but also some really nice... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Once you've fought your way down Defense you end up in this square with antique stalls and cafes in abundance. I'm no expert but I think you need to be wary of what you buy and how much you pay. My advice is to take a seat on the pavement at one of the many cafes and watch the world... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Free tango show and milongas on Sunday are the main attraction for many in Plaza Dorrego, in the barrio of San Telmo. Enjoy cafes, shops and the many arts,crafts and antiques vendors along the famous cobbed Defensa street that runs all the way from here to the Casa Rosada. If you prefer less crowded action and just want to appreciate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

U.S. friends urged me to come here, saying the prices were unbelievably low. I didn't see anything I was interested in buying, at any price, but the scene was great! Crazed bargain seekers plus miles plus busquers plus confused tourists plus no doubt pickpockets = chaos!

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo

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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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