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Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires
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Placed in the heart of the city, Plaza Dorrego serves as a square boasting a long history and a popular present-day scene. When you go, look for historical buildings erected during the 19th century when the area served as the main residential neighborhood. The old architecture blends with new structures hosting cafes, bars, pubs, and numerous antique stores. If you hear lively music, check for musical and dance exhibitions like tango displays. If possible, see if you can catch the market that takes place each Sunday when vendors offer antiques, crafts, jewelery, period clothing, and much more. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Plaza Dorrego by using our Buenos Aires itinerary maker.
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  • Nice place to walk the day Sunday, visit the craft fair, eat and listen to some music
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  • The square is under reconstruction so it is basically a building site with some outdoor tables - no dancing today! 
  • Thousands of stories, thousands of drunkenness... great friends and cute to be Sunday somewhere...
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  • This plazo get alive on weekends. Tango dancing live band outdoor seating from many restaurants and easy access to Anselmo hotel. Watch out that street gets blocked and your cab or Uber cannot make it door front to hotel. But I like the plaza view and fun. Very traditional stuff sold cheap.
  • This is the heart of Feria de San Telmo. Go there on Sundays.
  • On first look this small square might not look like much, but once you've spent some time here, with a liter of beer by your side watching people go by, or watching the regular tango dancers, or buying some macrame jewelry from the itenerant artisans, once you absorb the barios's onda, which for me is the city's most diverse and chill, you'll get it. I've rung in the new year many times here, dancing and singing with everyone else in the neighborhood, and always ended up meeting someone, so this little square always feels like home and hope to me. You can have Palermo's Plaza Serrano, with its ring of fratboy bars and subpar handicrafts, I'll take the realness of Plaza Dorrego any day. There's no history in Palermo either but mi barrio querido has it in spades.
  • Amazing, it is a night-and-day place! Go there at any time in the day, you are gonna like it for sure
  • Great place market place there is always shopping, and some sort of music or tango demonstration happening. Sundays are super crowded because of the San Telmo Feria (outdoor market). It is a tourist attraction so be careful of pickpockets and keep your purse/wallet/phone in front of you.