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Plaza Dorrego

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday...

A lively fair with performers and street vendors takes place every Sunday at the second oldest square in the city.

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Sept.2016 = under construction

Excelwnt for sunny sundays. Now is u der construction. But you have many artists and handmade stores near. Tango, paints, rock.... All near @all together Is argentina!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excelwnt for sunny sundays. Now is u der construction. But you have many artists and handmade stores near. Tango, paints, rock.... All near @all together Is argentina!

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Ancaster, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for something to drink and eat. Many birds including pigeons and others and we were bombarded by bird droppings. Restaurant made no effort to get rid of them. We were charged for cover charge and the bread was stale. Food was mediocre. There were salsa dancers which was nice. The whole area is quite interesting though. My main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Plaza Dorrego sits in the center of San Telmo. It is a beautiful plaza with tables set up from local restaurants ready to serve you & most of the time there is salsa dancers out preforming. If in Buenos Aires on a Sunday, San Telmo and Plaza Dorrego are the places to be. There is a huge market spanning miles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

A great place to sit back and watch the magic of Buenos Aires. The square is surrounded by tinkers selling their wares. There was also tango dancers and a contortionist doing their thing for tips. It's located in amongst many restaurants and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

My partner and I visited on the Sunday in order to catch the antique markets. Although we saw a good variety of antiques the small offerings in the plaza were rapidly overshadowed by the 1km stretch of markets which ran the length of defensa street. I found the prices in the plaza stores to be more expensive. There was however... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Just love the whole atmosphere of Plaza Dorrego. Trees around the plaza. Cafes and restaurants surrounding g the plaza. Music playing and tango dancing. Sip coffee or drink a glass of wine while watching very accomplished tango dancers. Also on Sundays is the market which is well worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I loved San Telmo. It is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Dorrego Square is the heart of San Telmo. All around there are many bars and restaurants where you can have a great time. You will also find artisans selling their products, street tango shows and outdoor concerts. all in a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The Sunday market is amazing. It's chaotic and beautiful and packed with people entertainers and all sorts of antiques and souvenirs to buy! Worth a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you have a Sunday in Buenos Aires, do visit Plaza Dorrego. There's a flea market and plenty of street musicians and Tango dancers. Have some lunch in one of the bars or cafes around the square (there are plenty of options) and don't forget to return in the evening as there is an outdoor Milonga where you can watch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nothing special really, and you get annoyed by people trying to sell you stuff or seat you at a restaurant. There are better green spaces towards the river which are nicer for relaxing. The Sun market is alright for a browse.

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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 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.
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