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A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday at the second oldest square in the city.
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“tango dancers” (18 reviews)
“flea market” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Telmo
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"heart of san telmo"
in 9 reviews
"tango dancers"
in 18 reviews
"flea market"
in 6 reviews
"sunday market"
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"surrounding cafes"
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"interesting antiques"
in 2 reviews
"typical tourist"
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"street tango"
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"visiting buenos aires"
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"vendors"
in 6 reviews
"schlock"
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"defensa"
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"ba"
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"trees"
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"century"
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"argentina"
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Reviewed yesterday

the people watching here is terrific. There is plenty of shade from the lovely trees, nice shops to look through with lovely shop keepers, catch some live tango dancing in the middle of the square, around the entire square people are set up with Pedler...More

Thank JenniferMcCarthy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying in San Telmo on a recent visit to BA so visited this area regularly. Pretty deserted during early evening during the week but at weekends it's got a great atmosphere with tango dancers, markets, food etc. Sit in one of the bars/cafes and...More

Thank DizzyBlonde23
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a Sunday market here.This place is crowded with locals on a Sunday.You can pick up some cheap goods.Lots of restaurants around here.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a famous place in the city of Buenos Aires- Plaza Dorrego in the neighborhood of San Telmo is best known for the flea market that takes over the place on Sundays all morning and afternoon. The flea market has everything you can imagine...More

1  Thank Clevlander
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Average during week days, but quite some interesting art on Sunday. We bought a number of modern, as well as old, photographs for very reasonable prices here. Although prices increase like crazy in Argentina. Same level as Europe now, while it tended to be a...More

Thank cojotent
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely plaza with tree shaded seating and nice restaurants and live music and tango dancing for donations.

Thank m h
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

A visit to the San Telmo part of town was different and fun. The Plaza Dorrego was filled with people on a Sunday afternoon and we enjoyed the crowds, shops, ta go performers, and made numerous purchases that we felt were typical of BA. It...More

1  Thank suzanne v
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Hopping on Sunday with all the sidewalk vendors and crowds and a very nice shady park with tables for drinks and light food on workdays. In March it had an autumn in New York feel on a pretty day tho the architecture is more Vieux...More

Thank stefdoj
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

A spot of thecity full of life and colours. One of the most romantic places in BA having preserved the touch of different european styles. Now a day it is a place of open air Tango demonstration.

Thank Jan V
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

When planning your trip to BA make sure you come here on a sunday. The streets are full of crafts from local artists and there are plenty of small cafe's to grab a bite!!

Thank Michael L
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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
...More
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Aguido
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
Take D Southeast to Catedral 13 min (9 stops) Then I would walk South along the West edge of Plaza de Mayo Then walk East on the South edge of Plaza de Mayo to Defenza Then walk South on Defenza to the Plaza Dorengo about... More
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galv0612
November 3, 2016|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you contact Dorrego Cafe, Defensa 1098, Ask to make a reservation, and ask them about the market on New Years Day. or some other bar on the Plaza Dorrego A G map of the Plaza Dorrego will show the bars
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