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Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • Located in the neighborhood of San Telmo. Went to visit her on a Sunday. In a way it's the end of the fair of San Telmo. We have tents in the square with antiques and handicrafts. Around shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. In one of the corners of the square there is a presentation of free tango. A good tip on Sundays is walking through the San Telmo to the Plaza Dorrego.
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  • It is the hub of the neighborhood of San Telmo, traditional suburb of the city, where shines the tango, the typical gastronomy, street art and antique houses.
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  • The square is a Point in San Telmo, but is undergoing a reform. There are several bars and cafes around.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A piece of Buenos Aires that keeps the old days style. Even it is a touristic spot, I can say that this small park keeps the spirit of San Telmo, one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city.
  • Beautiful square with live tango dancers but at the same time not too touristy. Street vendors sell great souvenir items that are one third the cost of equivalent items being sold in La Boca. Plenty of nice restaurants and cafés.
  • Great place to chill out at night, have drinks and enjoy some locals playing salsa or dancing tango.
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