Buenos Aires Milongas
There is something magical Buenos Aires’ milongas (tango halls), where dances are still requested with a quick raise of an eyebrow and a glance from him and accepted with a held gaze by her.
While the dance floor at some of the traditional milongas is off bounds to inexperienced dancers (go there to watch), others are more relaxed with many offering beginner’s classes, and also live orchestras. Each night Buenos Aires’ “Tangueros” decamp to a different milonga, so check out the info below to find out where to go, when.
Or, to take the hassle out of working out which milonga to go to on what night, consider taking a Private Milonga Tour, a fun window onto local tango culture.
Beyond the shows and street performances, local tango culture in Buenos Aires can still be experienced in its true form. This post explains how in an overview of the many types of local tango salons.
La Milonga de los Consagrados is a Saturday afternoon tango dance held in the beautiful old Centro Region Leonesa in Constitución, not far from San Telmo. It drips with elegance and old-world Buenos Aires tango charm.
Looking to tango along with the locals in Buenos Aires, the tango capital of the world? Head to Chiqué Tango Milonga on a Thursday afternoon for an authentic display of tango in its natural environment.
Learn tango, enjoy live music or simply watch the magic happen at Cochabamba 444, a traditional tango milonga where dancers strut across the floor under the dim lights. Blocks from Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo.