Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Have you ever wonder where the locals gather to sing and dance the tango in Buenos Aires?
We will be catching public transport, and walking around three of the traditional tango neighborhoods, so you’ll get an authentic daytime tango experience. This cultural journey provides a fascinating introduction to the history of tango, exploring the places off the beaten track in the heart of the city.
Here are some of the places we will be visiting:
* Balvanera neighborhood: where the tango dance acquired its notorious erotic overtones. The tango relationship with organized crime and the white slave trade. * Abasto: The area of Carlos Gardel / An incredibly large shopping mall.
* Houses facades and shops covered in “fileteado” artwork.
* A tango clothes and shoe store.
* Carlos Gardel museum (closed on Tuesdays): The chorizo (sausage) style house where he lived.
* A legendary tango salon where the locals gather at night to dance, in a refurbished grain silo. This unbelievable saloon, a historic building from the 19th
century will amaze you with its bizarre variety of artifacts and art.
* An old fashioned barber shop and a living museum, named as one of the best barbershops in the world. It is also a “pulpería” where the neighbors gather to sing tango on Thursdays and Fridays. A “pulpería” was a place where gauchos used to gather to drink and play the traditional game of “payadas” that contributed to the creation of tango. Here we can have a drink, joining the spirit of the Gauchos, tasting an Argentine liquor whose aroma and flavor are something truly unique and different.
* One of the best preserved historical neighborhood markets in the city.
Note: since we enter most of the buildings that we visit, you will receive a truly personal experience of each place that many of the large walking tours do not offer. If it fits into your schedule, we recommend that you take this tour on a Thursday or on a Friday so you can listen to the locals singing tango.
1 to 5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Small group tour, Subway or bus ticket during the tour & Access to Carlos Gardel Museum.
Corrientes Ave. 3300 (corner of Corrientes Ave. and Aguero Street)
Use comfortable shoes. Be punctual.
Extraordinary to check some tango places out of the traditional tours, or places you got on other tours. You can see the other face of Tango in BA05 Oct 2016