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Plaza Dorrego

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #76 of 316 Attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday at the second oldest square in the city.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Right in the heart of San Telmo, this square hosts a traditional antique fair where you can travel back in time through the observation of the different goods displayed by vendors. Prices may be a bit high but you can always haggle, specially if you are paying in foreign currency. There are tango shows offered by street artists but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The weekly San Telmo antiques market is anchored here. Interesting finds can be had, but nothing you'll get rich off selling back home!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

In the heart of San Telmo district, this is a great place to wander for a couple of hours or sit and have a drink. It is one of the most creative and bohemian areas in town and on Sundays the market stretching down Defense will be in full swing. Street performers are in abundance and the atmosphere is very... More

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Winnipeg Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Very attractive area, with all houses and buildings, lots to see. There are a number of restaurants and people selling pictures and handcraft. There were also tango dancers dancing on the plaza. Very nice area to visit. I recommend it.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a place where the sum is greater than its parts. There is no grand site here. The Bar Dorrego is quintessential old Buenos Aires; you can wander in and out of antique-boutique-craft/tee shirt stores; you can stop into the San Telmo Market for a look at an everyday real shopping experience; and you can look at the two... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We've been here a few times and brought friends one Sunday--big mistake--it was totally packed and the café tables had been cleared away to make room for vendors at the Defensa market. We came back during the week--when restaurants and cafés had set up their tables on the plaza--to relax, have a drink and watch the free tango on the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

If you need some gifts to bring home, Plaza Dorrego might be a good choice. Sundays, the prices rise at least 30% for tourists, yet it is worth bargaining. Be careful of your belongings, since crowded places attract pocket pickers. We passed the plaza 2 times and both times there was milonga dancing.

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Hong Kong, China
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We visited Plaza Dorrego for a beer in the early evening. It was lovely to sit in the square under the trees and enjoy the Tango dancers and the passers by. We ordered a snack which was large enough for dinner. The food was good and we loved the litre bottles of beer. The service is slow but the atmosphere... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Go there to recline in the shadow or in the night. Enjoy the music, jazz, rock og tango. Ther's a lot of spectacles to watch, you're in the heart of the gorgeous san telmo BA. You'll want to come back. In the side alleys small clubs and cafes with even more music.

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