Plaza Dorrego

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Buenos Aires , Argentina
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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. At the turn of the 19th century it became a public square surrounded by colonial buildings that survive to this day. There’s still a wonderful old-time atmosphere here and cafe-restaurants that will definitely take you back in time – if you can ignore the nearby chain coffee shops.

Plaza Dorrego is the heart of San Telmo’s famous Sunday feria (street market).