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Buenos Aires Tango Shows

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A heady blend of Spanish and African traditions, the tango developed in the brothels and communal backstreets of Buenos Aires’ poorer port districts in the 1880s. As an art form, the tango reached a climax in the first decades of the 20th century when the language of the streets formed the poetic lyrics of tango. This blend of tragedy and passion was fused in the love songs of famed tango singer Carols Gardel. Today, the tango has UNESCO World Heritage status, part of the world's 'intangible cultural heritage.'

The tango spread from Argentina to Uruguay and Europe, but Buenos Aires remains its traditional home. Tango shows and culture are a huge draw card for visitors to the city, culminating each year with the celebrations of Tango Day on December 11.

Tango lessons are a great way to meet people in Buenos Aires, organized for individuals, couples or groups. The keys to getting to grips with tango are posture and balance, nailing the art of ‘walking’ to music, and learning the steps.

In Buenos Aires, a tango club is called a milonga, complete with a live orchestra and dance floor. You don’t need to look far to find a local tango club in Buenos Aires, and there are several clubs specially set up for tourists where you can watch the tango, dine and imbibe, then learn to tango.

Good milonga clubs to check out include Tango Ideal, Rouge Tango, Sin Rumbo and Club Gricel. For tango shows, try Tango Porteño, Taconeando, Señor Tango and Rojo Tango.

If you’d like to learn more about the history of the tango, visit the Museo Vivo del Tango, with exhibits dedicated to the stars of tango like Carlos Gardel. You can visit the home of this legendary tango star at Jean Jaures 735 in the quarter of the city called Abasto. La Botica del Angel is another good museum to visit, with costumes and classes.

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Experience Buenos Aires: Private Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires, null
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Experience Buenos Aires: Private Tango Lesson

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When you’re in Buenos Aires, don’t miss the chance to learn the Argentine tango with a private dance lesson! In just 90 minutes, you’ll get a feel for the ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.99
Milonga Dance Lesson and Tango History Tour in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Milonga Dance Lesson and Tango History Tour in Buenos Aires

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When the music crackles on, flick your legs as you move with your partner in a steamy embrace. Learn the unique rhythms and pauses of ‘milonga,’ a type of ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $72.85
Buenos Aires Dinner and Tango Show, Buenos Aires, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Buenos Aires Dinner and Tango Show

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Take part in a can’t-miss Buenos Aires tradition – a night out at the tango! This dinner and show experience combines a three-course dinner with the exciting ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.99
Piazzolla Tango Show and Dinner in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Dinner Packages
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Piazzolla Tango Show and Dinner in Buenos Aires

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Enjoy a night out in Buenos Aires at Piazzolla Tango! Located in the historic Guemes Gallery, Piazzolla Tango is a unique and entertaining show filled with ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Buenos Aires Tango Show, Dinner and Dance Lessons, Buenos Aires, Dinner Packages
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Buenos Aires Tango Show, Dinner and Dance Lessons

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This 4.5 hour evening tour allows you to mingle with the local crowds at the best "milongas" in town! At these Buenos Aires dance halls, you'll ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.98
Viejo Almacen Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Night Tours
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Viejo Almacen Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires

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You can’t fully experience Buenos Aires, the city where the tango originated, without enjoying a live tango show! During this fantastic night out, enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
La Ventana Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Dinner Packages
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La Ventana Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires

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Lightning-quick feet and furious with passion — some of the best tango dancers in town will steal your breath away during La Ventana, a show not to be missed. ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours or 4.5 hours

From USD $125.99
Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River ... 
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

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Get to know Buenos Aires with a Super Saver tour that combines the best cultural attractions in one day! Start with a trip to the Tigre Delta for a relaxing ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.45
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show, Buenos Aires, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

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Experience the highlights of Buenos Aires with a Super Saver that combines a three-hour city sightseeing tour with the best evening entertainment. Embark on a ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.57
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Sabor a Tango Dinner and Show in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Sabor a Tango Dinner and Show in Buenos Aires

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Enjoy a night out in Buenos Aires at a tango show! The 1.5-hour Sabor a Tango show is an exceptional performance of professional tango dancers, singers and ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.00

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