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...
HB Antiques sticks classy art-deco antiques and paintings in a grand showroom.
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.
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...
There aren’t many places in town where you can dine on gourmet black-truffle carpaccio while an impeccably dressed Italian tenor strides...
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 like Bar Plaza Dorrego will definitely take you back in time – if you can ignore the nearby Starbucks.
Plaza Dorrego is the heart of San Telmo's famous Sunday feria (street market).