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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
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
El Centro (Downtown)
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Reviewed 19 May 2019

Good place for spotting local tango dancers. A few bars around also offering live tango music and dancers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

This is a nice little market in an historic plaza on Defensar in one of the oldest areas of Buenos Aires, San Telmo. There are arts and crafts, collectibles and tourist offerings. There is nearly always some music and Tango happening. Plenty of options for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019

I walked through Plaza Dorrego several times while visiting Buenos Aires. The Sunday market where people sell antiques was interesting. During the day, restaurants around the plaza expand their seating out into the plaza. At night I enjoyed some impromptu Tango taking place in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 20 February 2019

I enjoyed the shopping at the square and within a few blocks in all directions. It was nice having beer/wine at a local pub at the square also.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AppleStud
Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

We went to the Plaza Dorrego area for lunch one weekday. We watched a young couple perform the tango in the square. Folks, be polite, if you video their whole dance or take a bunch of photos then throw some pesos in their tip jar!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

This is the center of the Sunday San Telmo market, and there is a tango "show" after the market. The show is about 20 minutes with examples of a couple of different dances, then repeats. We got up and followed the drum troop that passed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

This is a must if you need to see a piece of old Argentina. They have 'free' tango dancers in the plaza, lots of cafe/bars with real character and it has a really nice vibe.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank beerandwine69
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Plaza Dorrego is the second oldest square in town famous for flea market and tango dance particularly on Sundays. We have visited this plaza, not too far from Plaza de Mayor, during our short stay there and found this place full of cafes, restaurants with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 6 January 2019

It's a 15-20 min walk from Casa Rosada so it's easy to get to. Worked well for us since we needed lunch so we walked over and found a table. The food was nothing special though the beer was ice cold and we were hot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018

If you like crowds and lots of activity ... get here on a Sunday to experience the flea market vibe. Surrounding streets are closed off to accommodate the crowds and to keep people safe. All types of items are up for sale at the flea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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Michael D
8 September 2019|
Response from Teresa D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, we were at Plaza Dorrego enjoying live tango show mid to late afternoon - the bars around the plaza are open late.
23 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
3 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