Experience the breadth of tango in Buenos Aires

Salón Canning by Simba tango, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Simba tango

A friend is going to Buenos Aires for the first time this week, and I sent her some information about where to go, encouraging her to experience the breadth of tango in Buenos Aires. So many people get stuck in one small part of the tango world and never experience anything else. When they come back, they believe they know how the tango in Buenos Aires is…

I suggested she visit at least one milonga in each category. Then she can find her own tango. (This list is not exhaustive, of course, only some typical examples):

Classical/traditional milonga in the centre

  • El beso

  • Gricel

  • Cachirulo (Sat) or Lujo (Sun, more open for beginners) @ Maipu 444

Barrio milonga

  • Sunderland (Sat)

  • La baldosa @ El Pial (Fri)


  • Practica X

  • Villa Malcom

  • Viruta (fresh medialunas @ 5 AM)

See and be seen

  • Parakultural @ Canning (Mon, Tue, Fri)

  • Niño Bien @ Centro Leonesa (Thu)


  • La Marshall @ Maipu 444 (Wed)

Particularly nice venue

  • Confitería Ideal

  • Club Español

  • La Nacional

Open air

  • La Glorieta

  • Plaza Dorrego

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