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“For antique lovers”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Plaza Dorrego

Plaza Dorrego
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$40.00*
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South Buenos Aires Bike Tour
Ranked #75 of 725 things to do in Buenos Aires
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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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“For antique lovers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

If you're not an antique lover, this Plaza Dorrego has littel to offer. I was there on a Sunday - the entire Defensia street leading up to the plaza is loaded with a beautiful fair. The plaza itself is set up for antiques and a bit of tango performance. worthwhile to see, but with tempered expectations.

Visited July 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Visit on Sundays!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

There is a great market on Sundays, but the crowds can definitely be overwhelming. If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, it is would be better to visit on another day so that you can get a seat at one of the cafes. Sundays make for great people watching and a lot of excitement, but you have to be prepared for the crowd. When I visited, there was live music, people dancing tango, and tons of things to buy. It pretty much fit what I expected BA to encompass. One of the best places I visited during my stay.

Visited June 2012
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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“Fun place to visit on a Sunday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

It's the heart of San Telmo and it hosts a great market on Sundays. If you can find the time to visit on a Sunday it's fun. Lot's of people on nice days so be careful with your camera's and bags but worth the visit. One of my favorite places to visit in BsAs.

Visited May 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Sit awhile, watching people and tango dancers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

This is a great plaza for spending an afternoon sipping coffee or beers, watching tourists and locals come and go, and the open air tango dancers. Lots of outdoor seating, just watch out for the pigeons -- best to pick a table with an umbrella!

Visited May 2012
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“A great way to spend an afternoon in Buenos Aires”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Plaza Dorrego is a pretty spot to take a cab to. When you get there, the first thing to do is take a walk around, visiting the many antique shops that line the streets.
Then grab a table in the plaza, order a beer and a glass of wine, and watch the talented tango dancers perform, interspersed with street musicians of varying quality, jugglers, rif raff (harmless) and excellent people watching in general.
For the price of a beer and a copa of vino (and a couple 10 peso notes into the passed hat of the tango dancers) it is a great way to spend an afternoon on vacation.

Visited April 2012
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