And each March, the rhythms of tango take over the streets of the Argentinian capital for a six-day tango festival, making the city ideal for an extended Winter getaway – especially as Argentina’s southern hemisphere location means March-time provides guaranteed sun.
Running from February 28th to March 5th, onlookers are treated to a veritable tango-feast, with everyone who’s anyone in the world of tango performing for an adoring public
The event, organised by the Argentinean ministry of culture, sees free dancing displays featuring world-renowned artists held at venues across the city.
The Argentinean ministry of culture organises this extravagant party, in the birth city of this musical phenomena.
For those who want to join in, there are tango classes for beginners and masterclasses for the more experienced dancers, all for free.
The city, which has a true European feel, has emerged as a hugely popular tourist destination in recent years, with visitors taking advantage of Argentina’s economic problems which have driven prices to bargain-basement level.
If you’re there for the carnival, you will have to visit the quaint ‘barrio’ of San Telmo – claimed by most portenos (inhabitans of Buenos Aires) to be the true birthplace of tango.