Plaza Dorrego
Plaza Dorrego
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday at the second oldest square in the city.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • San Juan • 10 min walk
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  • Clevlander
    Springfield, Illinois5,653 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit the flea market on a Sunday
    This is a great place to visit on a Sunday when all the streets are closed and the local flea market takes over the area. You can find all sorts of items and antiques and virtually everything you’re heart desires. It is lively, packed with people and don’t forget to bargain anything you buy. There’s usually also some local tango dancers that dance in the plaza. On a weekday is usually calm and it’s a nice place to come for lunch or a drink sitting outside, particularly the Summer months
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Claire S
    Roatan, Honduras36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tango day and night!
    We stayed at the kitty corner to this plaza. It was beautiful! Loved watching the tango dancers from our balcony across the street. They also have a street fair starting on Thursday afternoons. The big market closes the entire street down on Sundays. Tons of stuff from antiques to local artisans.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 12, 2023
  • sarrang
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and inexpensive place to see world go by!
    On Saturday we had a drink and watched some tango dancing, then a group of aged hippies playing in a band. There were stalls around the perimeter. Prices were fair, no rip off tourist charges. Why pay a fortune for a tango show when it’s free to watch here! Rather be here than La Boca.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2024
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sarrang
Edinburgh, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
On Saturday we had a drink and watched some tango dancing, then a group of aged hippies playing in a band. There were stalls around the perimeter. Prices were fair, no rip off tourist charges. Why pay a fortune for a tango show when it’s free to watch here! Rather be here than La Boca.
Written April 20, 2024
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Greg F
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The perfect place to catch your breath. IT was a really hot day in Buenos Aires in early Feba s we made our way from La Boca to Plaza de Mayo. Around half way is Plaza Dorrego in the San Telmo Barrio. A Beautiful square surrounded by restaurants and bars and live Tango under the shaded trees.
Written April 4, 2020
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,816 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
When I visited Plaza Dorrego, it was on a bright, lively Saturday (or Sunday? I forget), and the weekly arts/crafts fair was ongoing. What a pleasant surprise to see! I was only trying to arrive at my hotel, but I ended up spending time wandering the plaza and enjoying the vendors. I could tell this public area is a gem for the neighborhood community, both during the festivities and during the workweek.

Its proximity to the San Telmo Market means there should be little excuse for travelers to check this plaza out. It’s safe, clean, and cozy!
Written June 21, 2022
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Claire S
Roatan, Honduras36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We stayed at the kitty corner to this plaza. It was beautiful! Loved watching the tango dancers from our balcony across the street. They also have a street fair starting on Thursday afternoons. The big market closes the entire street down on Sundays. Tons of stuff from antiques to local artisans.
Written December 12, 2023
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angelface52786
Miami198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wrote another review for San Telmo...This is the plaza where the outdoor antique fair takes place every Sunday...Wonderful place!!
Written November 26, 2007
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LazyDays4Us
Noosa, Australia317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lovely neighbourhood to stroll around. Interesting homes (El Zanjon de Granados is closeby). The plaza has a real relaxed, unrushed bohemian feel about it. Some stalls. Plenty of cafes to choose from, tango dancing in the square. It was a great place to just chill after a hectic day exploring. Put it on your visit list.
Written March 11, 2020
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bobbi649
Stamford, CT57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
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 story faded buildings, balconies and side cobblestone streets; but the best thing is to sit and have a leisurely lunch or snack on the Plaza and watch the tango dancers and the world go by. And do this during the week, not the weekend!
Written April 3, 2014
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penandpalate
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico196 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Plaza Dorrego is the heart of the reviving San Telmo barrio. Interesting architecture and a great food market - the Mercado de San Telmo - make it worth walking around. But the restaurants are mediocre, the once famous Feria de San Telmo is a shabby ghost of its former self - tourist junk made in China - but the antique stores are fascinating. Do not expect bargains. The quality of the antiques are terrific and the prices equal to New York. Shipping is expensive and very difficult unless the shop itself takes care of all the legal paper work for export. San Telmo is one of only a few areas in Buenos Aires where walking at night can still be risky. I give the area a qualified recommendation.
Written December 9, 2009
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Balazs Kadar
Corby, UK1,097 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Nice historical place, nice old buildings, around restaurants and bars.
The tango dancer give extra passion.
Written February 23, 2020
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evanses5
Miami, FL984 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This plaza is a lovely tree shaded place. On Sundays it has a large antiques market and tango dancers
Lots of sidewalk cafes and a great place to walk
Written January 5, 2020
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