We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plaza Dorrego

Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$44*
and up
Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca...
Top Rated
$44*
and up
Walking Tour of Buenos Aires' Tango Hot Spots
82%
Ranked #67 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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.
Write a Review

227 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    77
    110
    37
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eugene, Oregon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lewes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
72 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pahoa, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Top Contributor
1,576 reviews 1,576 reviews
1,024 attraction reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
92 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
1,521 reviews 1,521 reviews
1,333 attraction reviews
748 helpful votes 748 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winnipeg Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Plaza Dorrego also viewed

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
 

Been to Plaza Dorrego? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Plaza Dorrego staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?