January 24, 2011

Tango Adventure: Milongas in Buenos Aires

You can´t miss the oportunity and you should join us one night and watch locals dancing tango in Buenos Aires.

The Milongas are dance clubs, where locals go to dance tango. Most milongas are held on a regular basis (usually weekly), and they often begin with dancing classes and sometimes demonstration dances. Usually, three to five songs of a kind are played in a row followed by a short musical break (called cortina) to clear the dance-floor and facilitate partner changes. There are a number of informal rules that dictate how dancers should choose their dancing partners.

Our recommendation:

If you want to experience the real Tango it is necessary to visit these milongas since they are completely different and they represent the essence of Buenos Aires. The best place to meet locals, have a drink while listening to good music.

These are the milongas that we liked the most:

La Ideal

Born 2 years alter the celebration of the city centennial of its independence; it is located a few meters away from Av. Corriente and Suipacha. “Confitería IDEAL” offers like no other place in Buenos Aires, the secrets of the nowadays tango and the locals atmosphere. It was born as a prestigious coffee house; with its art deco decoration hosts the top level of the Argentinean burgess. The ballroom is today visited by the most famous “milongueros”, local as well as international and the best tango teachers.

Address: Suipacha 384 1°. Monday to Friday from 10.30 pm (also offers matinee)

La Viruta

Since 1994, this emblematic place is known as one of the best Milongas in town. Located in Palermo Soho neighborhood, La Viruta offers salsa, Milonga and rock classes as well as the traditional tango lessons. Its young and fun ambience added to the diverse public is one of the reasons why the Milonga adepts choose this place every day.

Address: Armenia 1366. Palermo Soho

Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 pm

El Beso ( the Kiss )

If you were looking for a traditional Milonga, this is the place. El Beso is located a few steps away from the National Congress. Surrounded by green and red color and lights beginners and experienced dancers watch, wait and dance. Dancing, exhibitions, classes and workshops are offered on its wooden floor. This is and excellent choice for a different evening.

Address: Riobamba 416. Downtown BA.

Tuesday 9 pm; Wednesday 10.30 pm; Thursday 6 pm; Saturday 11 pm and Sunday 10 pm.

Salón Canning
This traditional Tango salon is one of the most famous ones in the city. Air conditioning, very good quality sound and the appropriate distribution of tables and dance floor add category to the place. High level of dancing is another highlight, It is usual to see professional dancers who arrive on daybreak, after their shows. A salon for dancing – if you are good enough – or to delight just watching

Address: Scalabrini Ortiz 1331. Palermo
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 pm. Wednesdays at 4 pm

Niño Bien
Located in a building from the 40’s, Niño Bien has a broad tradition on milonga’s organization. This big and comfortable saloon is chosen by milongueros from diverse ages.

Address: Humberto Primo 1462 1°. Thursdays 10 pm

Bear in mind that Milonga days and times may change. Check with their website or contact us and we will provide the up-dated information.

If you are interested in these kind of activites and you want to join us one evening, do not hesitate to contact us and we will design a special itinerary to show you the best of Buenos Aires culture.

Contact us : http://www.ideasturisticas.com/

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