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TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES

THE BEST MILONGAS

TANGO – THE BEST MILONGAS

Buenos Aires

4 Days
Cultural tours
Buenos Aires
Photos : "Crédito: @travelBuenosAires"

DAY 01 – BUENOS AIRES – CITY TOUR & MILONGA

 

Arrival at Buenos International Airport (EZE) and transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre", named after the Madonna of Bonaria in Sardinia. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.

 

Half Buenos Aires tour

On this tour you will see: the impressive building of the National Congress (Parliament), the Civic Center including Plaza de Mayo (May Square), surrounded by the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo (City Hall from the colonial period), the famous “Teatro Colón”, one of the best Opera Houses in the world, and other important buildings. The tour continues to the traditional San Telmo district, and the picturesque, italian La Boca neighbourhood where a stop will be made. The tour continues through recently recycled Puerto Madero to Palermo Gardens, and finally to elegant Recoleta, with its fashionable shops and restaurants.

Return to the hotel.

Tango has evolved quite a bit in the last few years. In the City of Buenos Aires, there are many milongas (places where tango is danced), distributed around the various neighborhoods, where milongas circuits are organized (a different milonga opens every night of the week).

Tango is not just a "dance for old people" or a show. Let's forget about the man in a suit and hair gel, the nostalgic look and the woman in a slash dress.  Nowadays there are milongas where the woman leads the man and milongas where the man leads the man. Or milongas with women wearing slippers and men wearing high heels! Milongas in which gender does not determine anything and where roles can be reversed in the middle of the dance. Tango is a party that is celebrated among friends and this tradition is highlighted by the new tango generation.

Later in the evening transfer to the milonga. Is offered an integral service of classes, dance and shows.

Tango classes with experienced bilingual teachers will allow you to learn the dance from your first steps for those who are just starting out, to interact with others and to perfect it for those who have already started.

The public that accompanies us is very varied, both Argentineans and foreigners and all are perfectly integrated; it is not necessary to go in pairs, to have experience.

You will live the true feeling of tango, a perfect and balanced union of music, dance, images, and passion that this unique experience in the world contains.

Optional dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 02 – BUENOS AIRES: TANGO TOUR & LESSONS & MILONGA

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tango Tour & Tango lessons

This tour will allow you to discover the marks of the roots and origin of our tango. We will show you the places where tango has left its mark and where you can enjoy its music and dance. We will visit the place where the great tango master, Carlos Gardel, lived and composed his music. We will immerse ourselves in the "Tango of Buenos Aires", in the neighbourhoods of the city and in the "Berretín". The Tango is part of Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires is part of the Tango.

Morning departure from the hotel to the Abasto neighborhood.

Abasto. Visit to the legendary Abasto neighborhood, the very origin of Tango. You can take pictures with the controversial monument located at the corner of the Carlos Gardel pedestrian area. Visit of the "Paseo del fileteado" and the Zelaya Passage.

Carlos Gardel House Museum.

Schedules: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 6 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 7 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Guided visit in the house that Gardel shared with his mother, Berta, between 1927 and 1933.

Personal items and examples of the work of the greatest tango figure are exhibited, as well as material showing the history and evolution of this music.

We continue the tour towards the Cemetery of La Chacarita.

Mausoleum of Carlos Gardel in La Chacarita.

Visit to the Cemetery of La Chacarita to see the tomb of Carlos Gardel and other important figures of tango, such as the best bandoneon player, Anibal Troilo and one of the best referents of tango, Agustin Magaldi.

Continuation to the neighborhood of La Boca, visit of Caminito.

La Boca - Caminito

Dotted with paintings and sculptures, Caminito Street is one of the favorite tours for tourists. It is surrounded by picturesque "conventillos", typical houses of all colors, to give life to the port area, marked by a living past.

This passage winds because it follows the course of an old stream that flowed there until the beginning of the 20th century. The area was known under the name of "El Putin" (abbreviation of "bridge" in Genoese dialect). Until 1920, a train used to run to the outskirts of the city of La Plata, south of Buenos Aires.

In the 1950s, a neighbor decided to clean up and reclaim the land. So he sought the help of the painter from the La Boca neighborhood, Benito Quinquela Martin, who named a 100-meter passage "Caminito" in honor of the famous 1926 tango composed by Gabino Coria Peñalosa and Juan de Dios Filiberto (the lyrics refer to a road in the province of La Rioja).

Later on, some works by artists such as Luis Perlotti, Roberto Caputo, Juan Leona, Ricardo Sánchez and Julio Vergottini were added, until, in 1959, Caminito was officially declared an Open Air Museum.

Free time to visit the Caminito.

San Telmo

This neighborhood was originally inhabited by the wealthiest families in Buenos Aires until the 1871 yellow fever epidemic, which forced them to move north. With time, it became a must visit, where you can enjoy the rich architectural works of yesteryear.

Points of interest: Russian Orthodox Church (1904), the Defensa Passage (a typical house with airs of colonial Buenos Aires) and Dorrego Square, where every Sunday from 10am to 5pm there is a Flea Market, full of antiques.

Transfer to the hotel.

After the tour or in the afternoon, depending on the passenger's wish, private tango lessons will be offered.

It's an excellent way to meet your needs. Learn the steps of tango from a professional instructor who will adapt to the level you need.
At night visit to the milonga. It is curious that the same place can work different milongas according to the day of the week, organized by different groups. The atmosphere, the music and the audience could be completely different from one day to the next.

Optional dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 03 –BUENOS AIRES: COLON THEATRE & LESSONS & MILONGA

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to Colon Theatre, the Opera House.

The ‘Teatro Colón’ keeps secrets in every corner. Living the experience of a Guided Tour is getting to know a portion of its centennial history at the service of the Argentine and world culture. By exploring the Main Hall, the Foyer, the Bustos Gallery and the Golden Hall, visitors can absorb amazing details about architecture, staircases, sculptures, ceilings or vitreaux.

The tour takes in the following rooms: Foyer, Bustos Gallery, Golden Hall and Main Hall (the circuit may be affected due to live performances, rehearsals, repairs, special events or other common activities of the Theater without this supposes return).

Foyer: important double-height entrance hall dominated by an honor staircase with marbles of different colors and crowned by French stained glass.

Golden Hall: richly decorated according to French style, it is a permanent center for concert chamber music, conferences and parallel exhibitions to the activity of the Main hall.

Main Hall: The most important hall in the country, famous throughout the world for its acoustics and decorative richness. The most relevant personalities of lyric, ballet and music have passed through its stage.

Duration: 01hour

Return at the hotel.

In the afternoon, private tango lessons will be offered.

We will follow the learning of the tango with a professional instructor who will teach us not only the steps, but also the codes of tango and make us live a unique experience.

We will learn about the popular dance declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Enjoy yourself!

In the evening to approve our learning of the tango dance, we will visit milonga. This last night we will enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere.  We immerse ourselves in the universe of the milonga and enjoy the magic that is created by dancing and hugging.

Optional dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 04 – BUENOS AIRES – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer on time to the airport.

 

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