Argentine Tango – Daytours4u http://www.daytours4u.com/en Tours, activities and travel tips in South America Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:50:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 96832869 The most authentic tango shows in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/the-most-authentic-tango-shows-buenos-aires/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:00:21 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12193 To think of Argentina is to think about tango … and vice versa. Despite the large number of places and attractions that make this South American nation one of the favorite destinations for tourists of the world, tango is its most prominent artistic emblem and the city of Buenos Aires has been responsible for preserving [...]

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To think of Argentina is to think about tango … and vice versa. Despite the large number of places and attractions that make this South American nation one of the favorite destinations for tourists of the world, tango is its most prominent artistic emblem and the city of Buenos Aires has been responsible for preserving this legacy through its charming tango houses. This article describes the most authentic tango shows in the Argentine capital, which preserve the tradition of this popular dance from the Río de la Plata.


1. EL VIEJO ALMACÉN

El Viejo Almacén is one of the oldest tango houses in Buenos Aires

It’s one of the oldest tango houses in Buenos Aires. Since 1969, it has offered a show that highlights the traditional aspects of tango, mixing live music, passionate choreography, prodigious singers and even a space for Argentine folklore. El Viejo Almacén is located in the traditional neighborhood of San Telmo and its building was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in Buenos Aires in 1982. The tango show El Viejo Almacén can be reserved with dinner, ideal for those who want to enjoy an authentic night in Buenos Aires.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, dinner starts at 8:30 p.m., and the tango show at 10:00 p.m.
Price: USD 74 per person (with dinner included)

Reserve the tango show at El Viejo Almacén online


2. ESQUINA HOMERO MANZI

Esquina Homero Manzi offers a magical show that highlights the song about dance

This tango house in Buenos Aires is located in the Bohemian neighborhood of Boedo and its name pays homage to one of the most important tango poets and writers who resided in the Argentine capital during the 20th century: Homero Manzi. During an hour and a half attendees will enjoy a magical show that highlights the song about dance and apart from many foreigners, you will also find porteños in attendance who add to authenticity to the show as an act of nostalgia for the golden age of tango. If you wish, you can also add an optional dinner to this tango experience at Esquina Homero Manzi.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, dinner starts at 9:00 p.m., and the tango show at 10:00 p.m.
Price: USD 79 per person (with dinner included)

Reserve the tango show at Esquina Homero Manzi online


3. LA VENTANA

32 artists on stage provide an unforgettable show at La Ventana

The tango show at La Ventana is composed of 32 artists on stage: two orchestras, dancers, singers and a folklore group. The show is one of the most authentic in the city, but it’s the building that makes this show an unforgettable experience. It’s a house that at the time of its creation served as a conventillo, that is, as a collective urban dwelling where foreigner immigrants who arrived by boat to Buenos Aires used to live. It opened its doors as a tango house in 1982 and since then it has been one of the most emblematic in the San Telmo neighborhood. Travelers who wish can book the tango show with dinner.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, dinner starts at 8:30 p.m., and the tango show at 10:00 p.m.
Price: USD 99 per person (with dinner included)

Reserve the tango show at La Ventana online


4. EL QUERANDÍ

El Querandí is a “living testimony of the citizen’s memory” and cultural heritage of Buenos Aires

El Querandí’s tango house was declared a “living testimony of the citizen’s memory” and cultural heritage of Buenos Aires. The spectacle that is enjoyed in its historical building from 1920 tells the history of tango from its beginnings to the 21st century. The tango experience that is enjoyed in this venue is truly captivating because, in addition to the choreography and costumes, the house generates an atmosphere from the past with its art deco façade, the checkered floor and the wooden details throughout. Like the previous tango shows, El Querandí can be booked with the dinner service and there is an additional cost if you wish to add a wine tasting.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, dinner starts at 8:30 p.m., and the tango show at 10:00 p.m.
Price: USD 99 per person (with dinner included)

Reserve the tango show at El Querandí online


Treat yourself to an authentic cultural experience in Buenos Aires and return home with the satisfaction of having witnessed in first person one of the most indigenous shows in Argentina, recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Discover the African and European influence that surrounds this popular musical rhythm and let yourself be taken away by the sublime chords of the bandoneon. Book your tours and activities online in Buenos Aires with Bsas4u.

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Where to Tango on New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/tango-on-new-years-eve-buenos-aires/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/2012/11/where-to-tango-on-new-years-eve-in-buenos-aires.html The sensual wonders of tango accompanied by fine cuisine and exquisite wine; find out how you can enjoy a unique New Year's Eve celebration in Buenos Aires.

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Are you travelling to Buenos Aires over New Year? Looking for something special to do on the night of the 31st? Well, in the birthplace of tango, what better way to bring in the New Year than by celebrating and partying the night away at one of Buenos Aires’ spectacular New Year tango shows. Ensuring you kick off 2017 with a truly memorable and authentically porteño night out. But, before we get to the dilemma of which tango show to choose, here’s some general info about New Year’s Eve, or Año Nuevo, in Buenos Aires.

Tango on New Year's EveA New Year’s Eve Tango Show is a special experience / Photo by Luiza Cavalcante

Although the city rightfully deserves its fame as being a party city, New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires is a surprisingly low-key affair, with most porteños spending the countdown to midnight at home with their families before heading out to parties much later on in the night. Others take part in the mass exodus that is customary at the start of the Argentine summer holidays and escape the capital, either crossing the Río de la Plata to Uruguay or migrating to one of Argentina’s beach towns.

This makes Buenos Aires the perfect place for tourists to enjoy New Year’s Eve. It’s not too crowded and even though party fever does eventually hit the city’s street, it’s pleasantly tranquil to start with. However, as with any festivity in big cities, there are a few key things to keep in mind if you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires:

First of all, don’t rely on public transport or taxis anywhere in the city around midnight. Ensure you get to where you want to be early and don’t expect to get home before 4am.

Prepare to spend a bit more cash: During the holidays, many restaurants, shows, and clubs put their prices up, so don’t expect to be able to do it all on the cheap.

Book ahead! Many restaurants and parties will fill up way in advance – don’t expect to wing it by just dropping in as you’ll risk being disappointed.

img_5776-2Bring in 2017 with a tango show at Cafe de los Angelitos / Photo by Daytours4u

Keeping all these points in mind, one of the most popular and enjoyable ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires is with a tango show. Some of Buenos Aires’ best tango houses put on a very special show for the last night of the year – a night of tango extravaganza where you can watch some incredible tango performances, dine in luxury, sip copious amounts of champagne and dance – tango, if you wish – the night away.

These shows on New Year all offer a pick-up service from your hotel and a transfer back from the venue in the wee hours of the morning when you choose to call it a night. The houses also have a fixed rate for the whole night – a higher rate than normal, but at least you know exactly what you’ll be paying at the end of it all. At a New Year’s Eve tango show, you’ll be served a three-course dinner, and free drinks will be flowing all night long. So, no need to worry about booking a table at a restaurant; it’s one table, at one venue for dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a hell of a party to top it off.

img_1904-2A night at Rojo Tango is a night of pure luxury / Photo by Luiza Cavalcante

WHICH NEW YEAR’S EVE TANGO SHOW IS BEST FOR YOU?

Now, there are many Buenos Aires tango houses to choose from and deciding which Tango Show to go for can be daunting. We recommend you have a look at this article we’ve prepared, to give you an initial overview, and then nose around our online catalogue that displays all the possible options.

So, here’s an additional few pointers to help you make your mind up:

El Viejo Almacén in Buenos Aires’ oldest neighbourhood, San Telmo, offers one of the more traditional tango experiences in Buenos Aires, at a par with La Ventana: they both offer high-quality dining with wonderfully authentic performances. For a more fanciful Broadway-style spectacle, we recommend the popular Señor Tango, arguably the most extravagant party in town on New Year’s Eve, while Piazzolla Tango, located in a stunning old theatre, also presents a more modern take on the traditional show.

12Piazzolla Tango is one of the most modern tango spectacles in town / Image Source

Then there’s Esquina Carlos Gardel, in the age-old tango neighbourhood of Abasto, which features one of the most elegant shows with high-tech acoustics and superb dancers. Of the same genre – high-class performances accompanied by 5-star cuisine – you have Madero Tango; a show that comes with the added bonus of being located along the docks of Puerto Madero where the city’s main fireworks display takes place. So, add pyrotechnics to a spectacular, cutting-edge tango show and you have a New Year’s Eve party to remember.

If you’re in for a New Year ’s Eve night of luxury in Buenos Aires, you have multiple options – on the one hand there’s the great-value-for-money Gala Tango (the VIP Lounge of La Ventana Tango) or, if you’re planning an extra special treat on your Buenos Aires vacation, go for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Rojo Tango; without a doubt the most expensive spectacle in the city. Well, a night of luxury never comes cheap, does it? Especially when it’s set in one of Buenos Aires top 5-star hotels, the Faena Hotel.

All of these New Year’s Eve Tango celebrations don’t simply end once the last tango performer leaves the stage: far from it. Each tango house has a programme lined up, with champagne toasts when the clocks strike twelve and parties, with live DJs, that go on until the small hours of the morning.

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So, does bringing in 2017 in Buenos Aires with a tango show sound good to you? We hope this guide to New Year in Buenos Aires has given you added excitement. However, you need to book soon! These popular New Year’s Eve tango nights sell out fast. Don’t risk missing out on all the fun!

If you’re interested in booking a New Year’s tango show in Buenos Aires, have a look at our online catalogue here and book conveniently and securely with us. Don’t hesitate to contact us either, if you require any more advice or info on what to do in Buenos Aires over New Year’s.

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Bsas4u Review: Rojo Tango http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/bsas4u-review-rojo-tango/ Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:38:16 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=8446 Buenos Aires is home to an array of tango houses, each with different styles, dances, menus, and designs. Of all the options in the tango capital of the world, Rojo Tango offers the only VIP treatment. Indeed, no other has such a sophisticated and elegant setting – the internationally renowned Faena Hotel.   Faena Hotel: Elegance [...]

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Buenos Aires is home to an array of tango houses, each with different styles, dances, menus, and designs. Of all the options in the tango capital of the world, Rojo Tango offers the only VIP treatment. Indeed, no other has such a sophisticated and elegant setting – the internationally renowned Faena Hotel.

 

Faena Hotel: Elegance and Sophistication

Located in the district of Puerto Madero, this five star hotel is an impressive building that offers luxurious rooms, a spa, swimming pools, a white and gold decorated bistrô with an international menu, and a wine cellar that holds a wide range of extraordinary Argentinian wines. In addition to being a great option for those who can afford a cultured trip to Buenos Aires, Rojo Tango is also the most exclusive way to spend an unforgettable night in this hotel’s tango house.

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The elegant bistro inside Faena Hotel. / Photograph: Daytours4u

 

An Intimate Evening of Luxury

With an endless corridor of red curtains and sober lights, the Rojo Tango entrance seduces visitors with a mysterious magic of a bygone era. This seemingly infinite crimson hallway is only a preview of what is to follow when entering the intensely colourful performance room filled with candlelit tables and a subtle touch of cabaret decor. The space is cosy and intimate: there are no more than 100 seats and a small number of tables near the stage. The close connection that the public has with the performers is one of the main attractions of this tango house.

For the most complete tango experience, do not hesitate to sample the fabulous 3 course house meal before the show. For starters, the shrimp cocktail is recommended, while for the main dish there is an exquisite variety which includes pink salmon with semolina gnocchi and tomato fondue. To finish, there is nothing better than a marquee bitter chocolate dessert. This special gastronomic experience can be enjoyed with Baron B champagnes, Terrazas Reserva Malbec, Chardonnay, or a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

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The arrangement of the tables allows for an intimate view of the show. / Photograph: Daytours4u

 

Rojo Tango: Passion & Sensuality

Those travelers who have spent a magically beautiful night in the Argentine capital watching tango may not see the value in catching another show, but the truth is that Rojo Tango offers exclusivity above all others. This house exhibits first class service and a unique cabaret style; it is a place where you can intimately appreciate the dancers, the choreography, and the rhythm of the tango orchestra.

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The show impresses with its intense steps and complex choreography. / Photograph: Daytours4u

Marked by intense and seductive dance moves, the Rojo Tango show is breathtaking. Each number is comprised of dancers in groups or in pairs that are backed by two magnificent legendary Tango singers, who together make stunning entries throughout the spectacle. This sensual and refined experience is perfect for couples who want to spend a special night together, but be warned, this is a racy show and it is not recommended for the conservatives amongst you.

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An exciting evening that will appeal to all the senses. / Photograph: Daytours4u

To enjoy an elegant and exciting night at Rojo Tango is to create a once in a lifetime memory. Every minute in the red hall is one of luxury and extravagance, and this phenomenal performance will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your trip.

To book this, and other unforgettable experiences, visit our website and browse the best tours and activities in Buenos Aires.

By: Luiza Cavalcante / Translated by: Simon Hall

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Bsas4u Review: The Golden Age of Tango at Tango Porteño http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/golden-age-of-tango-tango-porteno/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:55:28 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=7568 Buenos Aires is a place that has its own particular charm in every season of the year. Our visit to Tango Porteño was on a rainy winter day, adding its own magic to a beautiful night of tango in Argentina’s capital city. Just a few steps from one of the most iconic landmarks in Buenos [...]

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Buenos Aires is a place that has its own particular charm in every season of the year. Our visit to Tango Porteño was on a rainy winter day, adding its own magic to a beautiful night of tango in Argentina’s capital city. Just a few steps from one of the most iconic landmarks in Buenos Aires, Tango Porteño‘s grand theatre offer much more than a tango show.

Tango Porteño: Yesterday a cinema, today a theatre

Located close to the famous Obelisk and Teatro Colón, two postcard attractions in the city, on the emblematic Avenue 9 de Julio in the heart of the city centre, Tango Porteño’s building once housed one of the first cinemas founded in Argentina. The entrance with its bright lightbulbs and large old-school cinema posters immediately set the scene for a cinematic experience.

Entering through the reception and passing through the curtains, the theatre reveals details from another era, transporting us back in time. We walked around to get a sense of the place and came to the conclusion that no matter where you sit in the theatre, you’ll have a great view of the show.

Dinner: Strolling through the neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires

The menu presents the dishes in an original way. Each dish is named after a city neighbourhood, giving life to the historical origins of tango and milongas in Buenos Aires. You’ll be provided with wine (or beer) and water. An example of a starter is a creamy onion and leek soup accompanied by homemade toast and named after the barrio Flores. For the main course, a bife de chorizo (a cut of steak), is always the best option to order in a tango house.

The tables inside Tango Porteño's theatre being laid for dinner

The tables being prepared for the dinner service / Photo by Daytours4u

The portions are generous, and the meat is served to your order: jugoso (juicy, or rare), al punto (to the point, or medium rare), or cocida (well done). Represented by the Parque Patricios neighbourhood, it is accompanied by rustic baked potatoes. For a complete dining experience, we finished off the meal with a delicious dessert from the Montserrat neighbourhood: chocolate mousse.

The Tango Show: The Golden Age of Tango

This year’s tango show is named the Golden Age of Tango, recreating the magic of the forties, tango’s golden years in Buenos Aires. Against the background of the live tango band, the dancers flit across the broad stage. Coloured lights illuminate the intense choreography carried out by the couples and a replica of a traditional old house that wouldn’t be out of place in San Telmo. Throughout the show, Astor Piazzolla, a tango legend, is honoured by a projection that displays against the stage while the band plays instrumental solos.

The dance numbers are varied, all with a significant touch of sophistication, touching on the style of broadway musicals. This is true not just of the dancers and their choreography, but also from their costumes and performances, with everything working together to evoke this golden ago.

A couple on stage during the tango show

Be blown away by the incredible dancing at Tango Porteño | Photo by Daytours4u

Buenos Aires is a city that inspires you on every street you walk, whether it’s thanks to the architectural details, the rich history, the soundtrack of tango echoing through the narrow streets of downtown, or the never-ending list of cultural, gastronomic and tourist activities. Be inspired by a true tango experience in Argentina’s capital with a magical night at Tango Porteño with Bsas4u!

Book a tango show at Tango Porteño

By: Luiza Cavalcante | Adapted by Nicole Eberhard

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Bsas4u Review: Café de los Angelitos Tango Show http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/review-cafe-de-los-angelitos/ Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:00:36 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=5416 As one of the cafés notables (notable cafés) of Buenos Aires, and located on the corner of Rivadavia and Rincón Avenue, Café de los Angelitos is one of those special places that transports you back in time. A warm feeling of nostalgia envelops you when you enter the Café’s grand salon. Your eyes immediately go [...]

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As one of the cafés notables (notable cafés) of Buenos Aires, and located on the corner of Rivadavia and Rincón Avenue, Café de los Angelitos is one of those special places that transports you back in time. A warm feeling of nostalgia envelops you when you enter the Café’s grand salon. Your eyes immediately go to the walls full of old photographs and tango themed sets of stained glass at the entrance and on the walls, with a glowing chandelier in the centre of the ceiling.

Hidden behind this classic and traditional café in the heart of the Argentine capital is the theatre where the magic happens: the incredible Café de los Angelitos tango show.

Book this Café de los Angelitos Tango Show

A Café with over 100 years of history

Opened in 1890 under the name “Bar Rivadavia,” Café de los Angelitos carries many legends and memories. One of the most important facts about this place’s history is that it was one of the cafés most frequented by the great Argentine tango icon Carlos Gardel at the beginning of his career and who years later wrote a famous song in honour of this café, with the title named after this special place.

One option for those who book the tango show without a transfer is to get to know the location a bit better by going early to have a coffee and a medialuna (a pastry similar in look and shape to a croissant, but with a sweeter dough). If you arrive in the late afternoon you’ll witness the setting sun seep into the café through the large glass windows, setting the scene for a magical evening.

The interior of Cafe de los Angelitos

Inside the café / Credit: Daytours4u

The café is full of small details that transport you back to the past, such as the sugar which is served in cubes wrapped in paper. Once you’ve taken in this room steeped in history, it’s time to move into the theatre for the tango show.

Before the tango show: a full dinner theatre

Enter the theatre of Café de los Angelitos before the show starts, where the service begins with dinner. Served in three courses with several options for each course (starter, main course and dessert), making the decision is difficult as the descriptions of all the dishes are mouthwatering. The red wine to accompany it is customary. I started with a mini onion and goat cheese tart, followed by a generous piece of steak for main course, cooked to perfection and accompanied by rustic potatoes, and chocolate mousse for the grand finale.

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The tables meticulously set for dinner / Credit: Daytours4u

The tango show: nostalgia & emotion

After dinner, the stage is prepared for the show. The red curtain rises and the band appears lit up on a mini-stage above the main stage. The rhythm of the start of the show is dramatic as the dancers begin to conquer the stage with their intense choreography. Numerous numbers are performed, ranging from solos, to couples and group dances occupying the entire stage.

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Singer and dancers follow the rhythm of the band / Credit: Daytours4u

Each dance number thrills and amazes in its own way. One of the most impressive dances of the show is with a couple where the dancer’s dress is part of the large curtain that graces the space. Her partner carries and gently drags her by dress, moving both her and the curtain along with his steps and movements. A truly remarkable dance!

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The magical curtain dance / Credit: Daytours4u

Experience this memorable tango show in Buenos Aires for yourself by booking your place with Bsas4u.

By: Luiza Cavalcante / Adapted by Nicole Eberhard

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Buenos Aires Insider Tips: La Maldita Milonga http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/maldita-milonga/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:24:48 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=3113 It is friendship month in Argentina. To celebrate with you, every day we will share the Bsas4u team’s insider tips to our favourite places and attractions in Buenos Aires. Each of these places has a real porteña soul, and we always recommend them to our friends coming to visit Buenos Aires. These are the places [...]

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It is friendship month in Argentina. To celebrate with you, every day we will share the Bsas4u team’s insider tips to our favourite places and attractions in Buenos Aires. Each of these places has a real porteña soul, and we always recommend them to our friends coming to visit Buenos Aires.
These are the places we hold dear to our hearts, just for you, so take note!

Whose tips? Gisele Teixeira — Tango specialist, founder of Aqui Me Quedo, Born in Caçapava, South Brazil
What she likes: Gisele loves to travel, write, read and take pictures. In 2008, she came to live in Buenos Aires and this is how she discovered her new passion: tango. She is a journalist, but also a tango teacher for the Educational Centre of Tango in Buenos Aires. Her next project is travelling throughout Latin America to discover new landscapes and new cultures.

Gisele recommends: Milonga Maldita

This is the milonga she recommends when her friends come to visit Buenos Aires, thanks to its price – quality ratio. Just 50 pesos gets you access to tango accompanied by a live orchestra in a real porteña atmosphere. If you want to learn the basics or improve your skills, there are teachers there to help you, or else you can dance freely.

These classes are organized by Tango Orchestra El Afronte and Lara Heredia every Wednesday at San Telmo. Last month Gisele joined the team of teachers, so if you want to dance with her, don’t hesitate!

The atmosphere at Milonga Maldita is relaxed and comfortable, and if you’re more a spectator than a dancer, you can relax on the sidelines with empanadas and a glass of wine. And on Mondays, you can find Bendita Milonga here, for those that don’t believe the week should start at home!

How to get there:

La Maldita Milonga: Peru 571, Buenos Aires

From the Obelisk:
By Metro: Take line D towards Catedral, and get at Catedral. About 13 minutes.
By Bus: Take bus 100 to the Obelisco Norte station at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Tucuman, and get off at Belgrano.

Contact details:

Tel: +54 9 (11) 65673334 | Hours: From 21h to 02h.

By Maud Noblet | Translated by  Nicole Eberhard

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3 Reasons To Book a New Year’s Eve Tango Show http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/3-reasons-to-book-a-nye-tango-show/ Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:00:14 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=2600 Buenos Aires celebrates New Year’s Eve in it’s own special way. On New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires, you will not come across lavish fireworks displays as you would in many countries, but the city celebrates the start of the New Year in its unique way, incorporating its rich tango heritage into the celebrations. In [...]

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Buenos Aires celebrates New Year’s Eve in it’s own special way. On New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires, you will not come across lavish fireworks displays as you would in many countries, but the city celebrates the start of the New Year in its unique way, incorporating its rich tango heritage into the celebrations.

In Buenos Aires there are thousands of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Many of these places make the effort to prepare something a bit different for New Year’s Eve, but nothing compares to the shows put on by the tango houses. Without a doubt the best way to spend Christmas or New Year in Buenos Aires is reserving a tango show with dinner at one of these exclusive tango houses.

If you need more convincing, here are our 3 reasons why you should book a new year’s eve tango show in Buenos Aires:

 1) A unique Buenos Aires experience

The first reason to book a New Year’s Eve tango show is because it’s something a little different, something you wouldn’t be able to experience back home. Booking a New Year’s Eve Tango Show is an experience unique to Buenos Aires! This is your opportunity to leave old customs behind and adopt new traditions on New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires.

At the start of the New Year in Buenos Aires, many travellers take advantage of the holiday season to escape the heat and routine of city life by fleeing the capital, meaning the city is not nearly as crowded as it is during the rest of the year. The whole idea of visiting another country is to do something different and learn a little about other cultures, and for that reason, there’s nothing better than spending this special evening at one of the top tango houses and enjoying an amazing tango show.

2) The Best Tango Houses in Argentina

Buenos Aires is home to the best tango houses, with the top tango shows, making your new year’s tango experience even more special. Speaking of amazing tango shows, we have compiled a list of three of the best tango houses to watch a New Year’s Eve tango show below:

Madero Tango:

The reason for visiting Madero Tango is obvious: who doesn’t want to start the year with a high-class show in the heart of Puerto Madero, with a beautiful view of the river and fireworks over the city?!

Esquina Carlos Gardel:

Esquina Carlos Gardel is a classic tango show held in one of the most traditional houses of Buenos Aires, and is therefore perfect for those who want to delve into the culture of tango or for those who are already in love with it but want to witness it alongside a new year’s eve extravaganza.

Señor Tango:

Señor Tango offers not only a spectacular New Year’s Eve tango show, but a whole night of fun which lasts until the early hours of the morning. A true extravaganza, including an Argentine feast, fireworks, open bar and a DJ.

3) The all-in-one experience

The convenience of having a tango show, three-course dinner and New Year’s party all in one with transport included is another reason to attend a New Year’s Eve tango show. On this particular night in Buenos Aires, public transport is almost non-existent and restaurants usually close early, so benefit from the added advantages of  a New Year’s Eve tango show to save yourself a lot of trouble.

So if you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires, a New Year’s Eve Tango show is the best way to welcome the new year. Have fun, eat well and experience a memorable night out in Buenos Aires without any hassles!

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By Anna Flavia de Castro | Translated by Camilla Day 

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Bsas4u Review: Tango Porteño http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/tango-porteno/ Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:33:31 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=2447 Easily accessible due to its location just across from the Obelisk, one block from Teatro Colón, Tango Porteño and the beautiful building in which it’s set are by no means in the shadow of the other touristic wonders along Avenida de Julio. Set in a house that used to be a cinema-theatre in the 40’s, the heydays [...]

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Easily accessible due to its location just across from the Obelisk, one block from Teatro Colón, Tango Porteño and the beautiful building in which it’s set are by no means in the shadow of the other touristic wonders along Avenida de Julio.

Set in a house that used to be a cinema-theatre in the 40’s, the heydays of tango, Tango Porteño has retained its Deco style decoration and strives to recreate the atmosphere from the time Tango was ever-present in modern-day Buenos Aires.

Tango Porteño

The Deco style decoration of the Tango Porteño building

Dinner at Tango Porteño

The dinner consists of 3 courses (starter, main course and dessert) and is served from 20:30. You can choose from dishes such as rolls of stuffed buffalo mozzarella as a starter, the typical bife de chorizo as a main course and a sample of Argentine desserts, which is an interesting choice as it includes three different Argentine desserts in one! All this is accompanied by water, fizzy drinks, beer or wine, according to your desires.

Tango Porteño starter

Rolls of stuffed buffalo mozzarella

Tango Porteño

Bife de chorizo

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Tango Porteño dessert

A selection of Argentinian desserts

The Tango Show at Tango Porteño

At 22.00, once everyone has finished dinner, the lights dim and the show begins. A large mobile screen appears in front of the stage with black and white videos, originating from the period which the tango house has themed itself around. What makes this show different is the mixture of styles, from more traditional tango to “acrobatic” tango, including an act with a blindfolded dancer. It’s more modern, sexy and fun, but does not totally abandon classical and romantic tango, for this is still present in some acts. The orchestra, who are elegantly dressed, really look the part. For those who want to see a performance that moves with the evolution of tango, introducing aspects of all different styles so as not to leave you bored, Tango Porteño is an excellent choice!

Tango Porteño show

Three acts in one!

Tango Porteño is a tango house in the city centre, opposite the principal postcard image of Buenos Aires, which brings back the golden years of tango and its beauty, without wasting time in mixing the modern with the classic. A night at Tango Porteño is guaranteed to be fun and entertaining for those who wish to learn more about the history of tango, the dance which has been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

By Anna Flavia de Castro | Translated by Camilla Day

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Top 4 Tango Cafes in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/top-4-tango-cafes/ Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:46:45 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=844 Everyone knows that Buenos Aires is the capital of tango. The passion, intensity, and the carefully executed moves are without a doubt exciting to watch! But if you’re looking for a more low-key alternative to a dinner show, we know of the perfect places for you. For a taste of Buenos Aires tango culture without [...]

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Everyone knows that Buenos Aires is the capital of tango. The passion, intensity, and the carefully executed moves are without a doubt exciting to watch! But if you’re looking for a more low-key alternative to a dinner show, we know of the perfect places for you. For a taste of Buenos Aires tango culture without shelling out for an extravagant show, check out these top four tango cafes in Buenos Aires. In all of these historic venues, tango shows are held at night but a visitor can enjoy the atmosphere of a café during the day. Sip your coffee like a porteno and absorb the history of tango culture in the very city where it was born!

1-Esquina Homero Manzi:

Named after and devoted to the famous tango lyricist Homer Manzi, “The Corner of Homero Manzi” is off the beaten track but definitely worth the trip. Born in 1907, Manzi wrote his first tango song at age 14. He went on to be so much more than a songwriter: poet, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, and film director are all titles he held before dying of cancer in 1951. Come to Esquina Homero Manzi to learn more about this fascinating man, his work, and the dance and music that he loved!

Homero Manzi - Boedo

Homero Manzi – Boedo / source

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2-Café Tortoni:

Founded in 1858, Café Tortoni is the oldest coffeeshop in the country. A classic landmark, the café is always bustling with tourists and locals alike. When you’re there you should order a submarino, which is a popular drink of hot milk with a chocolate bar you add yourself. At Tortoni, the chocolate comes in the shape of a submarine! Walls adorned with tributes to various characters of tango’s history lead to a room in the back that’s entirely devoted to displaying artifacts.

Cafe Tortoni

Cafe Tortoni /source

 

3-Café de los Angelitos:

Originally called Bar Rivadavia, this famous landmark was once a shady spot used as the hang-out of scoundrels and thieves. However, the building was recently restored to full elegance, making it a classy place for a merienda. Traditional café by day, modern tango house by night, Café Angelito shifts easily from one mode to another with its tasteful decorations that include black-and-white photographs on the walls.

Cafe de los angelitos

Cafe de los Angelitos / source

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4-El Querandí:

Though the bar officially became El Querandí in 1920, its history reaches back much further, since the plot of land where it sits was among the first group of houses built in the city. Because of its historic location near a university, El Querandí has been the meeting place for writers and intellectuals since it opened. The black tablecloths, dark wood chairs, and sleek bar make this place feel upscale, while its daytime café menu is completely affordable.

Tango cafes in Buenos Aires

The classy interior of one of Buenos Aires’s many tango cafes /source

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For the traveler who doesn’t want the big show, these classic tango cafes in Buenos Aires are excellent options for getting a taste of the history and passion in the dance of Buenos Aires. Whether you visit one or visit them all, there’s no doubt that you’ll come away with the taste of tango you wanted!
Happy Travels!
By: Caroline Leland

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How to Dress for Tango Shows in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/how-to-dress-for-tango-shows/ Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:28:26 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/?p=828 Are you wandering what to wear to a tango show in the world capital of tango? There is no shortage of tango shows in Buenos Aires, and they each offer something unique in their shows, from traditional and intimate to extravagant theatrical performances. Most suggest a medium between fancy and casual, but there is enough leeway. [...]

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Are you wandering what to wear to a tango show in the world capital of tango? There is no shortage of tango shows in Buenos Aires, and they each offer something unique in their shows, from traditional and intimate to extravagant theatrical performances. Most suggest a medium between fancy and casual, but there is enough leeway. Business casual is appropriate for almost all shows, but since each house has its own style, you may want to be prepared before you go. Below are 3 dress code categories for tango shows in Buenos Aires, which include tango houses that correspond with each one.

Black Tie

If you wanted to be treated to an upscale show and are celebrating an anniversary or special occasion where you’d like to sport your black tie attire, book Rojo Tango. Located in perhaps the city’s most upscale hotel, the Hotel Faena, Rojo Tango attracts a crowd that likes to dress to impress. Men wear suits and ties, and women wear their best dresses and heels. To learn more about its ambiance, check out our tango review of Rojo Tango.

Rojo Tango is located in the five-star Hotel Faena and provides an intimate and first-class tango show.

Rojo Tango is located in the five-star Hotel Faena and provides an intimate and first-class tango show. / source

Business Casual

Most of the tango houses you will come across are business casual, meaning that slacks and collared shirts for men are perfect, and you will see women wearing nice blouses and skirts.  One of the most popular tango shows in Buenos Aires, Señor Tango, suggests business casual attire. Other tango shows with this attire are Madero Tango, Esquina Carlos Gardel, and the famous Café Los Angelitos. When in doubt, business casual is your best bet, as most houses consider this an acceptable form of attire.

Cafe Los Angelitos was once known as a place where famous artists gathered, and today it hosts a spectacular tango show.

Cafe Los Angelitos was once known as a place where famous artists gathered, and today it hosts a spectacular tango show. / source

Casual

There are also tango shows in Buenos Aires where the dress is more casual, that is to say, you will see people dressed in jeans. Houses like Complejo Tango, Taconeando, Sabor A Tango, and Voz Tango are appropriate places for casual attire.

Sabor A Tango offers a large and theatrical ambiance, but very casual attire is also welcome. / source

 

You don’t need to book Rojo Tango in order to wear the fancy outfits you packed, as you will see always see couples dressed elegantly, since many are on vacation and want to take advantage of the night out. That being said, even backpackers with only flip flops and jeans are also welcome to experience the shows. If you are unsure of which show will fit your taste, take a look at the many Buenos Aires tango shows, from the grandiose and over-the-top to the quaint and authentic. BsAs4u is offering 25% off all tango shows until the end of June, with an additional 10% off selected shows. Take a look at the myriad of options, and find which show suits you best! Happy and safe travels!

By: Alyse DiNapoli

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