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Buenos Aires: Tango Culture of Argentina Walking Tour

Buenos Aires: Tango Culture of Argentina Walking Tour

From £218.07 per group up to 20

Discover Buenos Aires' national dance, tango, on this guided walking tour through the district of La Boca, tango's birthplace.

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  • Experience Buenos Aires' national dance, Tango
  • Explore the birthplace of tango, the district of La Boca
  • Discover tango culture in Argentina then and now
  • Learn a dance move or two yourself
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Explore the culture, history, and stories behind tango in Buenos Aires on this guided walking tour. Learn about this exciting dance as you get to know La Boca, the neighborhood where tango was born and still thrives today. Tango is a hobby for some, an addiction for others, and a way of life for many. Every night in Buenos Aires, thousands of people gather in dance halls, bars, and cafés to spend the night dancing, talking, and drinking wine together. Although Argentina's neighbor Uruguay disagrees, there is enough evidence to think that it was Buenos Aires, and more precisely the district of La Boca, where the history of tango began in the 1880s. Alongside a local guide, explore La Boca like a local while learning everything there is to know about tango, from its origins up to today. Learn new vocabulary, differentiate the dance from the music and its various styles, and learn about its history, the topics it deals with, and the fascinating lives of musicians, singers, and dancers who have kept tango alive. Visit the few remaining colorful conventillos, large tenement houses offering very small rooms that once housed newcomers from Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, Africa, and the Caribbean, and those who could not afford rent elsewhere. With this as the backdrop, delve into the reasons for the mass influx of foreigners, the conditions the inhabitants of La Boca lived in, the problems they shared, and their ways of dealing with or forgetting about them, of which tango most definitely was one.
  • Guided tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Fundación Proa, located in the La Boca neighborhood. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • This tour operates rain or shine
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