Buenos Aires Tango
Tango is Buenos Aires’ gift to the world. It’s sensual, seductive, captivating and definitely not to be missed.
Why should I see a Tango Show when in Buenos Aires?
Tango is the most important cultural contribution that Buenos Aires has given to the world. This distinctive form of music and dance is seductive, captivating and, simply put, great entertainment – it should not be missed when you are visiting the city where tango was born and is done best.
Most tango shows in Buenos Aires are big, slick productions that involve the cream of the tango dancers and musicians in the city. Although enjoyable, you will not see the best of tango by tracking down street performers, nor on the floors of a local dancehall. Tango shows may be a more expensive option, but the quality you get makes them fantastic value.
Don’t Miss Out!
To go to Buenos Aires and not see a tango show would be like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. Tango really is that important to understand the local culture, and should be topping your list of things to do in Buenos Aires (alongside taking one of our private walking tours, and eating a huge juicy Argentine steak).
General Buenos Aires Tango Info
Buenos Aires is the home of Tango, since the dance and music came bubbling up from the poor southern barrios in the 1870s to be what was at first only the music of the lower classes in Buenos Aires, but very soon after a global phenomenon that is still going stronger than ever today. Without a doubt, Buenos Aires is the best city in the world to experience Tango, in it’s birthplace, whether you want to listen to it, watch it being danced, or dance it yourself.
Below you will find further info on some of the best places to experience tango in Buenos Aires, listed by type. Enjoy!
Beyond the shows and street performances, local tango culture in Buenos Aires can still be experienced in its true form. BA Blogger Cherie Magnus explains how in her overview of the many types of local tango salons.