Experience Plaza Dorrego on a Sunday Evening
Situated in San Telmo, the oldest part of the city, Plaza Dorrego comes alive with music and tango dancers on a Sunday night as the sun sets. This isn’t a tango show, but locals gathering to spend their evening dancing. Being in the square is like stepping into an old-time movie set. It’s overlooked by 19th Century buildings with wrought-iron balconies, with old-fashioned street lamps and coloured lightbulbs strung between trees lighting it. Scratchy-sounding recorded accordion music plays. Enjoy watching the dancing while having a meal or drink at one of the wooden tables set up in the square from nearby restaurants or bars. Or perhaps tango, a few tourists join in, usually easily spotted as they’re not quite as elegant as the locals!