Behind a nondescript door that looks like the entrance to an office building hides the cavernous La Catedral del Tango. The Cathedral is a unique milonga (tango ballroom) where tango aficionados and novices gather to take classes, practice dancing and eat and drink together every night. The unique space mixes the sacred aura of a […]
Tango dancers enjoy the Sunday night milonga in San Telmo‘s Plaza Dorrego. There are various milongas that take place on Sunday in San Telmo, but the Milonga del Indio, as the outdoor dance in Plaza Dorrego is known, is the most popular for visitors and locals, amateur and professional dancers alike.
Gay milongas, (tango dance parties) have popped up everywhere in Buenos Aires in recent years. Queer tourists have known Buenos Aires is one of Latin America’s best destinations for years, but since the 2010 legalization of gay marriage even more gay travelers and expat residents have descended upon the city. One of the best neighborhoods […]
Buenos Aires ‘Tango for Export’ The corner of Defensa and Humberto Primo, at the very heart of the San Telmo Fair, is the capital of tango as a commodity on Sundays. There is often a tango performance here but once you push past the crowds to see what’s going on, you may wonder what all […]
La Viruta, a milonga that promises you’ll enter walking but leave dancing, is one of Buenos Aires’ most welcoming places for newcomers looking to test the tango waters. Tango classes of various levels are held every evening except Mondays and Tuesdays. From Wednesday to Sunday there is a milonga, (dance party) beginning around midnight that […]