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Plaza Dorrego

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Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Tango or not

Visit Plaza Dorrego on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a Tango show in the park - donate what you like. Interesting place to observe tourists - not sure how many locals come here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen D
Arroyo Grande, California
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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 San Telmo market is across the street. If you want to experience the old Argentina... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit Plaza Dorrego on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy a Tango show in the park - donate what you like. Interesting place to observe tourists - not sure how many locals come here.

Thank Stephen D
Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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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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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