When you visit Buenos Aires, he discovered that Argentines can discuss and not agree on many things, but there are two passions that unite practically everyone: the wonderful tango dance and the fervent world of football!
Tango was born at the end of the 19th century in a thriving Buenos Aires that received ships full of European and Middle Eastern immigrants in search of a better life. In the different taverns and bars of the city, the songs and instruments of the new arrivals began to be mixed with the African rhythms of the descendants of the former slaves and the country custom of the newly arrived gauchos in the city.
However, tango does not derive from any particular dance or musical genre, but rather is a totally new expression. Each group of artists was freely merging different musical styles such as candombe, milonga, habanera, Andalusian tango, mazurca, polca, waltz, zarzuela, sainete, among others; born a totally new and innovative art form that makes the whole world fall in love.
If you want to seek to live the experience of tango in Buenos Aires you can choose between different options, such as shows designed for tourists, to bars and ballrooms with live orchestras and dancers, it all depends on your time, your tastes and the way you You want to live it.
Different tango shows are offered every night in Buenos Aires, where a group of professional dancers will show us all their talent on the stage tables, while you can enjoy the typical Argentine food and always with a good wine!
Another option is the milongas, places where you will find one of the most genuine forms of tango, there “amauter” dancers of all ages met for a single purpose, dancing the rhythm of 2×4. There is one practically in every neighborhood of Buenos Aires, whether in clubs, cultural centers or bars, and they work mainly on weekends, although some also open their doors during the week.
Whether you want to learn the basic steps of tango or improve your movement on the boards in Buenos Aires you will find different options to enjoy this passion. You can choose between opting for private classes, collective classes or both. The wonderful thing about tango is its hidden simplicity, in a single class of a couple of hours you can learn the eight simple movements that make up this dance, in the following classes you can practice with your teacher and the other students. You can find the tango classes available in Buenos Aires here.
If you want to live the true passion of tango you can not miss the romantic and nostalgic world of Milongas! Each ballroom opens its doors different days of the week, creating tango circuits in each neighborhood. In many of these milongas, besides dancing the tango, you can have a drink and many offer different dining options. In addition classes are taught so that everyone can learn to dance tango and nobody is left out of the fun.
Every weekend fanaticism invades the streets of Buenos Aires, in the different “courts” (as the stadiums are nicknamed here), joy, euphoria and passion are experienced in every game that takes place in the city. When a team leaves the field, the little papers, the applause and the songs invade the environment. There, the people of Buenos Aires forget all their problems of daily life and have only one concern in their heads, to win, even with a last minute goal!
Among the first division, second and third division teams in Buenos Aires, almost a hundred matches take place from Wednesday to Sunday. In some they can only attend the local fan and depending on the club only the membership is allowed, but in others free entry for anyone who wants to enjoy 90 minutes of pure soccer passion.
The sumun of this soccer passion occurs at least two or three times a year with the “Superclassic”, between Boca and River, two of the largest clubs in Argentina. A football rivalry that was born from two clubs that in the beginning shared neighborhood and today manages to paralyze the entire country, and once it ends there is no Argentine who does not know what the result was.
Buenos Aires is the city with the most football stadiums on the planet, here each team, large or small, has its own playground and they consider it their own home. Each neighborhood has its local team and many times we will see the streets painted with their colors and murals alluding to the club.
Like the great stadiums of the world, in Buenos Aires the River Plate clubs like Boca Junior offer guided tours of its facilities, its playground, stands and its museum where its sports prowess and the different glasses acquired throughout its centenary are exposed history. You can visit them on your own or on one of the tours specially designed for football fans in Buenos Aires.