Buenos Aires is considered to be one of the cultural capitals of the world. Eclectic, cosmopolitan and with a wide range of cultural offerings, it is a temptation for the sophisticated traveler. It has a generous offering of theater, cinema, concerts, museums, expositions and festivals that display a wide range of artistic styles and genres.
Corrientes Avenue is an image of Buenos Aires cultural life. It is the only avenue in the world that has a concentration of theaters, cinemas and bookstores that alternate with the bars and pizzerias which gives it a bohemian touch. It has been called the “street that never sleeps” and in the 1920’s the city’s residents would pass the entire night going from cabaret to café to theater. It has suffered diverse transformations over the years when the musical venues began to move to other parts of the city. Since then, the theaters have expanded their offerings.
Today tango can be enjoyed in all of its inventions in different theatrical shows, dinner-shows in the great tango houses (tanguerías), the cafés that offer concerts for a more intimate experience, the orchestras that play in grand spaces, and the milongas (a night of tango music and dancing) where the spirit of the “2 x 4” lives each night in the steps of the dancers. There you can watch the great masters dancing traditionally or the new generation who is re-inventing tango: while some are bringing back the old style others are inventing a new one: electronic tango.