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If the Walls of San Telmo Could Talk…

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Asamblea Popular Plaza Dorrego, graffiti.San Telmo is the old neighborhood in Buenos Aires best known for the antiques sold and tango danced in its Plaza Dorrego. For a long time now it has been tourist destination for shopping and traditional dining, and currently, it is experiencing a real estate boom. It’s becoming a popular alternative to Palermo. While Palermo Viejo has embraced modern design and hip couture and cuisine, San Telmo covets its 19th Century conventillos and resto-bars. San Telmo is traditional and decidedly Argentine. The barrio also has some great old-fashioned murals and graffiti that say a lot about its recent history.

Tango Festival at El Tasso with La Chicana

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cimg1195.thumbnail.jpgIn the heart of San Telmo, across from Park Lezama, lies the elegant tango room El Tasso. El Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso – commonly known as El Tasso – is a supper club with tango orchestras, tango classes, and performances. This month El Tasso hosts their fourth annual Tango Festival with live bands and dance performances.

Interview with Alan Patrick of Buenos Tours (Part 2)

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0.jpg(Check out the first part of this interview) ATG got the chance to speak with Buenos Tours’ Alan Patrick and learn more about his walking tour of the historic Buenos Aires center. We asked his advice about what not to do on your visit to Buenos Aires and learned that tour guides can get harassed on the job in this sexiest of cities!

My Buenos Aires Tango Adventure

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Just to be clear, this isn't us.  But don't they look soulful?About a year ago my wife and I went to the movies to distract us from a difficult period in our lives. I had no way of knowing then that one day I would end up in a shoe shop in downtown Buenos Aires wearing a Carlos Gardel hat while strutting the tango snugly against various young Argentine women in tight clothes. And not just with my wife’s permission, but it was her brilliant idea in the first place.

Salsa Classes in Buenos Aires at Cuba Mia Restaurant

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Salsa classes in Buenos Aires with Gregorio at Cuba Mia RestaurantI wasn’t sure if this was going to be another one of those leads that goes nowhere. I’m picky when it comes to dance classes, and I had been looking for a good salsa class in Buenos Aires forever. I had been to many, enjoyed them all, but still knew that something was lacking, and that “something” was focus on technique and the variation of rhythms. Finally, at Cuba Mia in Montserrat, I found the salsa class I had been looking for.