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Private History of Tango Customizable Tour in Buenos Aires

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Stop At: El Museo Casa Carlos Gardel, Jean Juares 735, Buenos Aires Argentina

The house inhabited by the tango singer, composer and film actor, Carlos Gardel, together with his mother, is now the headquarters of the Museo Casa Carlos Gardel. Its mission is to rescue, preserve, investigate and disseminate the heritage linked to Gardel, his time and the cultural industries in which he participated.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cafe Tortoni, Avenida de Mayo, 825, Buenos Aires 1084 Argentina

The Café Tortoni, a remarkable bar located in the Monserrat district, is the oldest in the city and is a real attraction for those who visit it. On its marble tables and walls is an important part of the history of Buenos Aires, as among its most prominent clients were the writers Jorge Luis Borges, Luigi Pirandello, Federico García Lorca and Julio Cortázar, as well as the musicians Arthur Rubinstein and the mythical Carlos Gardel. Its first owner was a French immigrant named Touan, who baptized it in honor of another famous Café Tortoni in Paris. Currently, in the subsoil of the Tortoni there are jazz and tango shows, next to the café there are the Academia Nacional del Tango and the Museo Mundial del Tango.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Los 36 Billares, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires AR, Av. de Mayo 1271, C1085 ABC, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 36 Billares is a remarkable traditional bar and restaurant in Buenos Aires, known for its subsoil where billiard tables used to operate. It is located on Avenida de Mayo and offers tango musical shows.

It was inaugurated in 1894, when the opening of Avenida de Mayo had just been completed. It occupies the ground floor and the basement of an apartment building that was built in 1914 with a French academic style.

The name The 36 Billares alludes to the name of the manufacturer of billiard tables. Notable writers passed, such as Federico García Lorca, Abelardo Arias, and journalists such as Miguel Ángel Bavio Esquiú or Timo Zorraquín.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Café Las Violetas, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires AR, Av. Rivadavia 3899, C1204 AAD, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Las Violetas, inaugurated in 1884, was built by its original owners without sparing any effort or expense: fine boiserie, magnificent stained glass, Italian marbles and furniture brought from Paris. The Argentine poetess Alfonsina Storni was an assiduous client of Las Violetas. His salons were also known by Roberto Arlt and Irineo Leguisamo, the jockey who was sung by the legendary Carlos Gardel in a well-known tango.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires Argentina

Plaza Dorrego is the name with which Plaza Coronel Manuel Dorrego is popularly known. It is located in the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood. It is delimited by the streets Humberto I ° and Defensa and by two cuts: A parallel to Humberto I ° called Bethlem, and another parallel to Defensa with the name of the bandoneonist and tango composer Anselmo Aieta. It constitutes one of the main pedestrian tourist spots in Buenos Aires. Around it, one can find cafes, bars and pubs with their tables on the square; and also houses of antiques and crafts. There are also musicians shows and street dancing, including Tango exhibitions.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Calle Museo Caminito, Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza y Magallanes (La Vuelta de Rocha promenade), Buenos Aires Argentina

Caminito is an alley museum and a traditional passage, of great cultural and tourist value, located in the neighborhood of La Boca. The place acquired cultural significance because it inspired the music of the famous tango Caminito, 1926, composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto.

Duration: 15 minutes
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Pick-Up´at centrally located hotels and apartments in Buenos Aires (Palermo, Recoleta, Downtown, Puerto Madero, and San Telmo areas)
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a kid-friendly tour
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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