PLAZA DORREGO

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In the heart of San Telmo, Plaza Dorrego was once the centre of the city's main residential area. Formerly known as Hueco del Alto de las Carretas ("Corner of the Carriage Stop"), in reference to the oxcarts, this name changed several times before it was given its current name in 1905 and became a National Historic Monument. Today the square is characterized by its antique shops, set up all around, but especially for its cafés and bars whose tables invade the square during the week and between which the tango dancers sneak in. It's nice to stroll around the square on the terrace of a café. The Dorrego Bar, of course, is one of the most famous in the city. It is an old "notable bar", with its wooden tables and chairs and its walls haunted by the great figures of the city. All around, several buildings proudly display their early 20th century architecture. Not far from the square, several picturesque galleries, such as the Pasaje de la Defensa, also deserve your attention. The place is obviously very touristy, and is not unlike the famous Place du Tertre in Montmartre. On Sundays, the Plaza Dorrego hosts the San Telmo feria (market), a busy and unmissable antique market that extends to the adjacent streets, which were closed to traffic at the time, with hundreds of stalls selling both modern and antique objects to the rhythm of the strolling onlookers. Don't forget to take care of your stuff, as it's crowded!

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PLAZA DORREGO

Defensa et Humberto Primo
Quartier San Telmo

  Buenos Aires
Argentina
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General note: 3.7/5
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Visited in november 2019
Sympathique place
Petite place située au milieu de grands bâtiments. Quelques terrasses font le bonheur des touristes avec, bien souvent, une démonstration de tango en plein air.
Notice filed on 12/08/2019 
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Visited in november 2017
Une place assez agréable avec ses stands et à ses cafés mais ne vaut pas le détour si on ne passe pas à côté
Notice filed on 10/07/2018 
4/5
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Plaza Dorrego est une place dans la partie coloniale de Buenos Aires. Les dimanches il y a un marché aux puces et aussi des artisans qui se déploient sur toutes les rues aux alentours. Les prix sont accesibles et vous pouvez trouver des petits cadeaux originaux pour vos amis.
Notice filed on 10/30/2015 

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