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San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour in Buenos Aires
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Telmo
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Reviewed yesterday

If you need a place to stroll, look for flea market gifts (or trunks of old British silver place settings, etc) and then grab an espresso or a meal, this is the place to go. You can stroll around the San Telmo neighborhood, sit in...More

Thank Monica d
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Most people know that this is the centre of the Sunday San Telmo market, and that they have displays of Tango on throughout the day. By chance we heard that after the market was finished, they have "local night", where some of the professional tango...More

Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were in BA for 3 nights. Really enjoyed a meal and a cold beer here. Plaza Dorrego has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, lots of chairs and tables, to sit to people watch, watch the tango by stunning performers. I found staff at the restaurants...More

Thank grahunts2016
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Plaza Dorrego is the city's second oldest plaza after Plaza de Mayo. At the beginning of the 19th century it became a public square surrounded by colonial buildings that still survive. Plaza Dorrego is the heart of San Telmo’s Sunday street market and the area...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Visited on a Sunday when the market was on. Surrounded by bars/restaurants in traditional style with seating outside and open windows Market stalls throughout and multiple live Tango performances Great atmosphere

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 22 March 2017

we went for the market on Sunday and after walking around sat down on the corner where people were gathering to watch a free tango show. This area is pretty and very near the art museum which is also open on a Sunday. We were...More

1  Thank sandra523
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I started my visit to the famous San Telmo neighborhood at this plaza,you will probably see some tango show on the square, lots of antiques shops and cafes!

Thank BeatrizG2
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We've visited the Féria over almost 20 years. There are still some interesting antiques (sadly including some ivory), but now it stretches way up Defensa with lots of schlock and tourist kitsch. The plaza is pleasant when the crowds die down, but service and food...More

Thank JoDoShep
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The square is under reconstruction so it is basically a building site with some outdoor tables - no dancing today!

2  Thank Nahrobson
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe gives you a good flavour for traditional Buenos Aires. The tiled floor and worn wooden bar and tables are authentic and warm. They even play traditional Argentine music (which most places don't). The cover charge(cubierto) is for the peanuts in their shells. The...More

Thank Chris P
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
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24 January 2017|
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
4 November 2016|
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