Dating from 1760, this building was a convent and later a women’s prison before it became a penal museum in 1980; reconstructed old jail...
Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Belén
Near Plaza Dorrego, this baroque, neocolonial building was a Jesuit school until 1767, when the Bethlemite order took it over.
Pasaje de la Defensa
Originally built for the Ezeiza family in 1880, this building later became a conventillo (tenement house) and was home to 32 families....
Bar Plaza Dorrego
You can’t beat the atmosphere at this traditional joint; sip your submarino (hot milk with chocolate) by a picturesque window and watch...
Café San Juan
Having studied in Milan, Paris and Barcelona, celebrity TV-chef Leandro Cristóbal now runs the kitchen at this renowned San Telmo...
Plaza Dorrego information
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).