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Plaza Dorrego

Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #66 of 237 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Eugene, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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Atlanta
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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