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Tango, Argentina’s Passion Dance

Written by Eva Stelzer on . Posted in Argentina, Blog, Food and drink

Tango Dance on the City Street

Experience real tango in Buenos Aires

By Eva Stelzer

Five things you need to know about Argentinean Tango. It is a must to round out any Buenos Aires experience. Tango is passion, the music is haunting, there is tango for show and then there is the real tango, and lastly, tango is pure entertainment.

Tango is an essential part of any Buenos Aires experience
It is commonly held that tango was born in the brothels of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s more likely tango started elsewhere, but the brothels of the port area of La Boca is where people of the upper and middle classes first encountered it. Brothels were major places of entertainment for the working classes. Due to a shortage of women in the early days of Buenos Aires, prostitution became a thriving industry, with long queues forming as men waited for the women to become available. Visit the ever-colourful houses of La Boca for a glimpse back into history, where tango dancers perform on the streets outside the buildings, maintained as a memory to this port city’s past.

TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA

Written by Eva Stelzer on . Posted in Argentina, Blog

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 TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA: 5 REASONS TO TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

  1. Tango is an essential part of any Buenos Aires experience.

It is commonly held that Tango was born in the brothels of Buenos Aires, Argentina It’s more likely tango started elsewhere but that the brothels of the port area of La Boca is were where people of the upper and middle classes first encountered it. Brothels were major places of entertainment for the working classes. Due to a shortage of women in the early days of the history of Buenos Aires, prostitution became a thriving industry, with long queues forming as men waited for the women to become available. Visit the ever colorful houses of La Boca for a glimpse back into history where tango dancers perform on the streets outside of colorful buildings, maintained as a memory to the this port cities past.

  1. Tango is passion.

Buenos Aires

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Congress Square downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina

Half Day and Full Day Tours Available

Buenos Aires is an amazing international city that can be visited on its own for a few days, in combination with travel to other parts of Argentina, or as place to spend a week or two as one would in Paris, London, or New York. With a rich tango culture, opera culture, exceptional museums, exquisite architecture,superb gastronomy, and an outdoor cafe life, Buenos Aires is a city of great intrigue and elegance.

Consult our concierge service to plan your Buenos Aires adventure. Read from our list of highlights to be enjoyed. We recommend between 3 and 4 nights in Buenos Aires, more if you really like to get a sense of place or if you plan to try some tango. Our half day and full day tours are available year-round.

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