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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

By: Daytours4u Content Team