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Buenos Aires Tango Festival 2018

Two weeks of concerts, shows, lessons and milongas at the most passionate dance festival in Buenos Aires. Feel the tango spirit of Argentina!


The growth, reach and significance of tango goes beyond our country’s limits and has conquered such a magnitude that in December 2009 the genre was declared as one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Photo courtesy of Festivales BA

From august 9th to 22nd, as every year, Tango BA comprises a passion that captivates followers all around the world. Year after year, the festival has managed to establish as a celebration of this rioplatense genre that reaffirms the city’s compromise with the historic and cultural heritage.

Throughout selected places and for two weeks, tango will be exposed in concerts, exhibitions, dancing lessons and milongas, shows and -of course- the most expected and talented dancing duels. Dancers from everywhere compete in the traditional salon category and the stage category for a chance to appear in the finals and be crown as the Tango World Cup Champions of the year. A unique and thrilling show, without a doubt!

Photo courtesy of Festivales BA

Whether you are willing to watch, listen or dance, this is an special occasion to visit Buenos Aires and be a part of an international encounter that celebrates culture, encourages creativity and freedom of expression, and that gathers emerging artists, tango historical referents and a multitude of tango lovers and dancing amateurs.

Tango BA combines the tradition, renewal and diversity of a music genre that identifies a city that is proudly tanguera. To find out more details about this year’s Tango Festival and arrange your visit to Buenos Aires for next August, contact your Kallpa Executive.

Photo courtesy of Festivales BA

Enjoy the city like a real porteño

In Buenos Aires, we would like to tell you about an original tour that combines electric bikes, mate and tango. Sounds good, right?


As always, in Kallpa we look for and offer original and sustainable experiences that focus on culture and local traditions. That’s how we found Martin and Laura, with whom we share the same ideals and passion for traveling.

On a Sunday afternoon, we met at Recoleta Cultural Center. This spot itself is an attraction, given that we find the famous cemetery and that lots of people are strolling across the park and taking a look at the typical craft fair.

We mount the e-bikes and the tour starts. Without effort, we wander through Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods and enjoy the city like a real porteño! As we ride, through intercoms we hear the guide telling us the city’s secrets and local traditions.

First, riding across Recoleta we can see French style palaces. Along Figueroa Alcorta Avenue we pass by the Buenos Aires University’s Law School; a monumental architecture building from the 1940’s. Right next, the famous Floralis Generica, a metal sculpture of a huge flower on the United Nations Park, made by the Argentinian architect Eduardo Catalano.

Following Recoleta, we move towards the Bosques de Palermo – Palermo Woods – and its great green parks. We pass by the Japanese Garden, the Palermo Horse Racetrack, the Argentinian Polo Field and the famous Rosedal. Then, we make a stop at the woods to taste and share some mate and pastries, like many locals do here on the weekends, as a traditional friendly and family ritual.

At last, back on the bikes we ride towards Palermo Soho, a trendy and bohemian area of this neighborhood, to visit one of the main milongas in the city. Milongas are the traditional places where locals attend to dance and listen to tango.

Here, a tango expert joins us. Thanks to his expertise, we learn about this intense and passionate dance history, codes and the milonga dynamics. Finally, a live orchestra entertains us with a dazzling tango performance following an instructor that teaches us some steps to introduce us to this dance.

This is the end of this original, fun and enriching experience, but if you want, you can stay and enjoy the milonga to keep on practising your steps until 4 am.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Operation: Sunday at 3:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 hs
  • Languages: Spanish & English
  • Meeting point: Across Recoleta Cultural Center, next to Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church.
  • Ending point: Armenian Center, Palermo
  • Min. 2 pax – Max. 6 pax
  • Min age is 16 and max is 60
  • Highlights: Recoleta – Palermo Horse Track and Argentinian Polo Field – Rosedal and Bosques de Palermo – Palermo Soho – Milonga.
  • Included: Electric bicycle with intercom – Bicycle tour guide – Insurance – Snack (pastries) & Mate – Water – Entrance ticket for the milonga – Tango guide – Live orchestra show – Tango lesson – One soft drink per person.
  • Not included: Roundtrip transfers – Food and extra drinks – Tips.

Fileteado Porteño Tour in Buenos Aires

Discover the art style that emerged with tango and became a symbol of Argentine identity: the Fileteado Porteño, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The word “fileteado” comes from the Latin prefix filum, which means “thread”. Thus, it is an elegant ornamental thread that revolutionized Buenos Aires in the early 20th century with its shapes and colors, when Italian workers introduced new lines and shades in vehicle decoration.

Join this original and unique tour in Buenos Aires and learn how to do it with your own hands.


 

Buenos Aires Tango Festival & World Cup 2017

Every August, visitors from all over the world arrive in Buenos Aires for the annual city’s international Tango Festival. Two weeks of concerts, shows, lessons and milongas to intensively experiment this passionate dance.


As every year, the month of August in Buenos Aires is all about Tango. Since 2003, the city hosts the largest annual tango international event with thousands of dancers and a cheering and passionate audience from all over the world to witness this classic dance competition and participate on the many free activities that are part of this festival.

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Throughout selected places and for two weeks, tango will be exposed in concerts, exhibitions, dancing lessons and milongas, shows and -of course- the most expected and talented dancing duels. Dancers from everywhere compete in the traditional salon category and the stage category for a chance to appear in the finals at the historic Luna Park Stadium, and be crown as the Tango World Cup Champions of the year. A unique and thrilling show, without a doubt!

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Whether you are willing to watch, listen or dance, this is an special occasion to visit Buenos Aires and be a part of an international encounter that celebrates culture, encourages creativity and freedom of expression, and that gathers emerging artists, tango historical referents and a multitude of tango lovers and dancing amateurs.

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Kallpa has created a special 4 day program to enjoy this particular event in the city of Buenos Aires, in the company of a guide exclusively dedicated to join you in the festival’s activities of your choice (upon request and availability), show you around the historical neighborhoods and take you for a coffee and dinner at classic and exclusive local sites to have a taste of the Argentine cuisine.

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To find out more details about this Tango Festival proposal for August 2017, please ask your Kallpa Executive.


Tango Festival and World Cup 2017 takes part in Buenos Aires from August 10th to 23rd.

The program includes:
  • 3 nights of accommodation at central hotel in Standard room, with buffet breakfast.
  • Private transfer in (with guide) & out (no guide).
  • Private guided walking city tours.
  • Afternoon snack at a selected classic coffee shop.
  • Dinner with drinks at a selected restaurant.
  • English speaking private guide at disposal according to itinerary.

Not included

  • Flights.
  • Meals, drinks and services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Optional activities (Dinner tango show, milonga.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Tips and gratuities.

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