(La Catedral by Julie&Rebecca)
The Almagro neighborhood is one of the tango sources of the city that still keeps its nostalgic and colorful charm. The four blocks of flower shops, open day and night, around the area of what was once the flower market; the old typical Spanish style food stores; the intimate tango venues and bars, and a recent theatre boom make it a lively area where there is plenty to see and do.
El Bar de Roberto
Gardel and other tango passionates frequented this traditional bar, which was bought by a Spaniard from Asturias in the 1930s. Now a days it’s still kept as way back then, with the same bottles adorning the walls and late night live tango sessions to charm the crowded audience.
El Bar de Roberto
Bulnes 331, Almagro
Another traditional spot in the Almagro scene, El Banderín is a place with a very personal identity. This welcoming bar got its name from the many national and international football team flags (banderin), which are hanging from every bit of free space on the walls. The flags were collected by one of its first owners so there is not only variety but also a few relics and the warm ambiance makes it a special place to visit and sit down for a few beers.
Guardia Vieja 3601, Almagro
This somewhat grungy alternative tango hall is popular amongst the younger more laid back tango crowds which start the night early with a tango class and then dance the night away into the dawn. Intimate live music shows are also put on. The ample space, the mismatched chairs, and the Carlos Gardel shrine add to its appeal whiles its vegetarian restaurant is loved by some and hated by others (eating can always happen elsewhere at the nearby Pierino for example, a family restaurant owned by Italians).
Sarmiento 4006, Almagro
Centro Cultural Konex
The Centro Cultural Konex became increasingly popular thanks to its Monday evening super hit- La Bomba del Tiempo, a one of a kind percussion orchestra that slowly went building its public by word of mouth until the small crowd of enthusiasts became a packed event in the city week. The cultural center has a large open space and hosts quality art, music and theatre events such as the teatro ciego (blind theatre to experience with your other senses) and Medea Tango, which merges tango with theatre. A place to go to for good surprises.
Sarmiento 3131, Almagro
Also in Almagro is the very popular salsa club La Salsera. The Caribbean feel of the place, the welcoming people and atmosphere have attracted many tourists looking for the warmth and rhythm of the Latin soul. Salsa lessons are offered here and other events and cultural activities focusing on Latin-American culture are also part of the agenda.
Yatai 961, Almagro