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Entertainment and Culture in Argentina

A Taste of Buenos Aires Nightlife

Escapeartist wants you to explore Argentina and dive into the activities that interest yo the most.  If you aren’t really sure about what types of amazing entertainment and culture is in store for you, Escapeartist is here to help.  With our comprehensive research, we are able to highlight the best venues and sources of entertainment and culture in Argentina.  You might have heard about Tango, but do you know about the literature, music, gauchos and other forms of entertainment that originated in Argentina?  Well we do!  So we are here to provide you with this information to assist you in finding YOUR place in Argentina.

Argentina has an extremely active nightlife, where the party just doesn’t stop.  One minute you are watching a sexy tango performance, then you are whisked off to an opera at the National Theatre, and then as you think the night is about to end, you are invited out to dinner with friends.  This leads to dancing at one of Argentina’s most popular nightclubs, and then you are off for coffee to calm the night down.  By the time you know it, the sun is rising, and what the heck?  You stop by a diner for a bite to eat before reaching home to have a good morning’s rest.

Argentina’s thriving nightlife is home to some of the world’s best DJs and Tango performers.  If you want to get more involved in the action, there are plenty of Tango classes that you can take.  Most schools will go out every weekend to a tango show where the students show off their moves before letting the Pros take a crack at it.  It is a really lovely experience, especially if you are looking for something entertaining and physical to do.  You can burn off a few calories before chowing down on some of Argentina’s most delicious cuisines.

Argentina is also home to quite a few different casinos for those who are willing to make a bet.  In Puerto Madero there is a stunning casino that overlooks the water.  The exchange rate is about 4 Argentine pesos to the dollar so you can bet low, win big and have a lot of fun while doing so.  Puerto Madero is also home to a lot of world class restaurants and entertainment spots.  You can take a stroll by the marina and hang out at one of the cafés overlooking the water.  As part of your cultural tour, you can view some of the historic ships that are docked in the marina, including the Uruguay Corvette and the Private Sarmiento Frigat.  Puerto Madero also holds numerous cultural events at the Center of Museums of Buenos Aires.

La Boca - the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires

For a really fantastic cultural sight and experience, you can venture down to La Boca.  This is the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and it has been very well maintained with its vibrant and eccentric colored buildings.  This neighborhood was built by the Italian immigrants that came over in the 1800s.  For any artistic person, this is the place to be.  You will be able to find various local artists chatting with people on the street as they create their works of art.  There are also various small clubs for theatre and comedy.  Every week there is an art festival in El Caminito where you can purchase unique art at a very low cost, and then you can make your way over to one of the small restaurants for a delicious home cooked Argentinean meal.

If you are looking for something to do while waiting around for the nightlife to begin (it doesn’t start until at least 10 o’clock, and this is VERY EARLY) you might want to catch a game at the Boca Juniors stadium in La Boca.  The stadium is called the Bombonera and you cannot have a true local Argentine experience without seeing a game.  You will understand what local fútbol (soccer) is all about. Just a tip, don’t speak poorly of Diego Maradona.

Another famous neighborhood in Argentina is the Recoleta.  Many cultural museums of Argentina are here including the National Culture Exhibit Rooms, the National Museum of Decorative Arts (Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo) and the National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes).  You will also be able to go on a tour of the cemetery in Recoleta where ex-presidents and Evita (Eva Perón) are buried.  Yes, there is a tour of the cemetery.  Yes, it is a phenomenal place to visit that has many interesting stories and beautiful mausoleums, and YES, you will reconsider the afterlife after visiting this cultural hotspot.  Recoleta also has an active and vibrant nightlife with clubs, restaurants and even games that are open until the wee hours of the night.  These are excellent places to unwind after a full day of sightseeing.

It is our sincere hope that you enjoy your time while in Argentina.  There is so much to discover! As such, Escapeartist strives to give you the most up to date information about all of the entertainment and culture in Argentina.  So, if you are tired of your same old routine and really want to spice things up, come to Argentina where the nightlife never stops.

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2 Comments

  1. Dave Kropelnicki September 18, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Argentina used to be a nice place but the socialist government are tightening the screws on the public. They increased the VAT to 20%! If you want to own sporting arms you must take a mental test! Argentina is NOT the place to relocate.

  2. Lee July 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I must tell you that quite a LOT of this article is outdated or simply inaccurate. I have spent the past 5 years living as an American expat in Buenos Aires and I have compiled some of my observations and impressions about the experience including the city itself, women and men here, and expat life in general.

    You can read these observations at the following site. Sure, some things are a bit exaggerated but the essence of the statements all contain truths that most guide books and travel articles leave out.

    BAExpats.net

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