Plaza Dorrego (Spanish: Dorrego Square) is a square located in the heart of San Telmo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the 19th century, San Telmo was the main residential barrio (neighbourhood) of the city and Plaza Dorrego was its focal point.
In the past it was referred to as Hueco del Alto or Alto de la carretas as it was the place where wagons would stop before crossing the Tercero del Sur stream (today called Pasaje San Lorenzo) on their way downtown. The name had been Alto de San Pedro and later changed to Plaza del Comercio in 1822. In 1905, the name was changed once again to its current form.
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Jacob Fylling-Jensen | Feb 10, 2018
A must-see market on sundays, but can feel too crowded in the summer. Some really nice products, but prices on vintage imports such as cameras are extreme in comparison to other countries. Many nice places nearby to take a break from the madness.
Daniel Dery | Feb 6, 2018
Free Tango shows on most Sunday nights, delicious ice cream around the corner, small historically rich "villa/residence" you can walk into (it's like a tiny street with multiple homes and shops-Galería El Solar de French), open air market on Sundays. Beautiful spot you can relax and listen to the birds.
Gypsy Scribbler | Dec 13, 2017
They have many free performances and also a free milonga on a Sunday night when everyone can just go and dance tango in the open air. Very nice atmosphere. Just watch out for the birds in the trees who might provide additional decoration for your Tango attire.
Jason Green | Mar 4, 2018
Cool open marketplace, some interesting handmade crafts and some mass produced junk. Definitely worth a wander!
Laura Escobar | Jan 24, 2018
Great square sorrounded by restaurants, some open everyday. Good for tourists and locals to meet.
James Stoertz | Mar 27, 2018
Staying near the Plaza Dorrego is not a bad idea. You will be in a hub of local activity bustling with school kids, shop owners, old people just hanging out, and lots of antique vendors. There are cafes all around the Plaza and dozens within easy walking distance. And don't forget El Zanjon museum just two or three blocks away. There, you will get a sense of the deep history of this part of town.
Jan W | Mar 20, 2018
Very lovely little square away from the hustle and bustle. In a beautiful neighbourhood with cobblestone streets and old houses. Art galleries, antique shops and cafés. Hotels and restaurants. One for the establishments has frequent tango dancers performing to attract and entertain the crowd.
Mark Windsor | Mar 20, 2018
A lovely shady park in the middle of this historic part of the city. Occasionally their are tango dancers displaying their skills. There are lovely old arty shops. Sunday market is great.
Terri Adams | Mar 15, 2018
A lovely and quaint area where there are Tango demonstrations, open air seating for a libation and viewing, and local artisans displaying their affordable creations.
William Rogers | Apr 14, 2018
Lots of nice things on show in this market. Great if you want to come and take lots of photos. It does get very busy as it approaches lunchtime, so would recommend arriving early. Nice little place, make sure you stop by!
Norman Mauz | May 8, 2018
Love the tango dancing at night and cafes during the day. Most visitors come here only for the weekend street market but it is actually much nicer to visit on other days. Great area to walk around and then have a coffee or drink in the Plaza !!!
Leon Allen | May 20, 2018
We had a great time at the plaza. Had a snack that was okay and sat watching Tango dancing. Took some nice pics and all we had to pay was a small donation.
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