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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 6 days ago via mobile

The Plaza Dorrego was as we hope for. Some passionate people dancing the tango on the square. Yourself having the opportunity to drink or eat something during the dance, we enjoyed it very much.

Thank PetervdHorst
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square is surrounded by cute antique shops and outdoor cafes. But the real attraction is the tango performances - definitely worth a visit. I ordered lunch at one of the cafes and watched the performance. The dancers were incredibly talented and it was beautiful...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great plaza for night life. Bars are open until 2-3am every day. Each day they have live music and dancing featuring Tango, Salsa, or Flamenco. People are very friendly, drinks are reasonably priced, and the dancing is free.

Thank dwkfoster
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This plaza was the place to be. It just felt good soaking in the atmosphere, visiting the vendors and watching the tango dancers. It was very pleasant and relaxing. It is what I envisioned BA to be.

Thank Harbridgetrek
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Really lively square and surrounding area full of bars and restaurants. There's live music in some of the bars on the weekends. All around there are boutiques and you can walk about, very nice and busy place!

Thank CC7Bern
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The 2nd oldest square in BA - I loved seeing the dancers. The shops nearby are a bit touristic. Walk the streets and enjoy the architectural wonders.

Thank CJBarnett
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This historic square in San Telmo was the site where it appears that the Independence of Argentina was announced to the people of Buenos Aires in 1816. Nowadays it is a relatively small, but pretty Plaza surrounded by reasonably well maintained buildings, many of which...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure where to put this review ad it is really about the Sunday market that extends along the whole of La Defensa from Place de Mayo for more than 10 blocks. Lots of arty products as well as typical tourist tat and food stalls....More

Thank nzworkingmum
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Passed by this square a few times during week days and saw two times tango dancers performing. Like it better during the weekdays when it isn't too crowded.

Thank AHA2006
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Such a nice spot to soak up the sun's harmful rays! Recommend coming down here for ridiculously priced food and drink because it's definitely worth it. We managed to catch some of the free Tango and had an amazing view of it!

Thank Aaron M
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