Plaza Dorrego

Top 1% of attractions in Buenos Aires
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“The heart of San Telmo, formerly the playground of B.A.'s 19th-century elite, is this Spanish-style plaza, the site of several busy open-air cafés.”

– Concierge

"During the week a handful of craftspeople and a few scruffy pigeons are the only ones enjoying the shade from the stately trees in the city's second-oldest square." Full review
"Originally the site of a Bethlehemite monastery, this plaza, the second-oldest square in the city, is where Argentines met to reconfirm their declaration of independence from Spain." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Though the market is renowned for its Deco furniture and accessories, there’s also, as at all the best fleas, a multitude of “smalls” to choose from as well." Full review
Lonely Planet
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"After Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Dorrego is the city's oldest plaza. It dates to the 18th century and was originally a pit stop for caravans bringing supplies into BA from around Argentina." Full review
"Wood-paneled, dust-festooned Bar Plaza Dorrego is right on San Telmo's main square" Full review

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