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Markets and Street Fairs

San Telmo Antique Market

Where: Dorrego Square. San Telmo.

When: Every Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

On Sundays, the Plaza Dorrego, one of BA´s few Spanish-style plazas where you can drink beer, coffee in the open air, is taken over by market traders, tango and folk musicians and street artists.


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Dorrego Flea Market

( Mercado de Pulgas )

Address: Conde and Dorrego Streets.

Neighborhood: Colegiales.

Open: 10 am- 8 pm Tue-Sun.
In this flea market you can find restored furniture, vintage lamps, worthwhile oddities as well as glassware.


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Craft Market at Plaza Francia


Address: Avenida del Libertador and Pueyrredón Ave.
Neighborhood: Recoleta.

Open: 11 am-8 pm Sat and Sun.
Handicrafts, leather goods, crafts of all sorts can be found in this important craft market in the heart of Recoleta.

 

Where to experience Tango

MILONGAS

Club Gricel:

This is one of the best milongas in Buenos Aires. Classes are available throughout the week. Address: La Rioja 1180 corner of San Juan Avenue. Open: from 10:30 pm; Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.

La Viruta:
Address: Armenia 1366. Open: Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat: 11 pm-3 am. Milonga night in a homely community center. Lots of ages come together for tango.

Salon Canning:
Address: Scalabrini Ortiz 1331. Palermo. Open: 11 pm- 4 am Mon-Tue-Thur-Sat.

Centro Cultural Torcuato Tasso:
Address: Defensa Street 1575. San Telmo. Respected tango artists perform in this serious tango venue.
www.torquatotasso.com.ar

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TANGO SHOWS


Esquina de Carlos Gardel:

Address: Pasaje Carlos Gardel 3200. Neighbourhood: Abasto. Open: 8.30 pm to midnight. Daily.

Rojo Tango:
Faena Hotel + Universe. Address: Martha Salotti 445. Neighbourhood: Puerto Madero. Open: 8:00 pm - midnight. Daily.

El Viejo Almacén:
Address: Avenida Independencia 300. Neighbourhood: San Telmo. Open: 10:00 pm Daily.

Sights and Landmarks

RECOLETA CEMENTERY


Address: Junin 1790.
Open: 7 am - 6 pm. Daily.

One of the world´s great necropolis. It is organised into squares, which are divided by wide, tree-lined avenues flanked by marble mausoleums of different architectural styles. Argentina’s most illustrious sons and daughters (presidents, writers, scientists, artists, etc) are all buried here. Among the most venerated tombs, is that of Eva Duarte, otherwise known as Evita Perón. We highly recommend you to visit this impressive cemetery with a professional tour guide in order to discover countless sculptures and statues depicting the great leaders of Argentina

Guided tours by arrangement

Sights and Landmarks

Hernan Gipponi´s restaurant: Address: 5862 Soler Street. Tue-Sat; noon-midnight; Sun, Mon: noon-4 pm. This is a brand new restaurant located within “Fierro” Hotel. Visit the terrace and have a cocktail before dining at the restaurant.

Museo Evita restaurant: Address: 3926 Juan Maria Gutierrez Street. Palermo. Mon-Sat: Lunch and Dinner; Sun Lunch. The restaurant offers a black and white tiled patio and a small dining room decorated with Evita memorabilia.

The Library Lounge: Faena Hotel. Puerto Madero. This is one of the nicest bars in the city. Open: 8 pm – 3 am daily. DJ sets start from 8 pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays with live music from 11.30 pm.

Isabel: Address: 1664 Uriarte street. Palermo Soho. Open: 9 pm – 3.30 am. Located next to Casa Cruz, it is a popular elegant bar where locals gather with their friends.

 

 
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