"The most traditional tango house of BA" Tango Tip by wadekorzan

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  El Viejo Almacen
by wadekorzan

This tango place is housed in one of the oldest buildings of the city, and is an icon of Buenos Aires.

The Viejo Almacén building dates from 1798, during which the first 40 years it functioned as a General Store (Almacén de campaña). Later, during 1840 it was transformed into the British Hospital where the first ether induced quirurgical operations took place in Buenos Aires. At the beginning of the century the place was bought by Paula Kravnic, daughter of a Russian inmigrant who transformed the building into a bar where the bohemians started to gather to hear this new popular music.

In 1969, Edmundo Leonel Rivero, one of the most popular Tango singers in Argentina, bought the building with the idea of preserving this traditional place as the Temple of the Tango. This is how the Viejo Almacén was born. The greatest tango singers, musicians and dancers performed at the Viejo Almacén and where applauded and celebrated by international personalities, kings and presidents of all around the world who came to Buenos Aires.

From Sunday to Thursday the show begins at 22.00 hs. and from Friday to Saturday there is show at 9:30 PM and at 11:45 PM.

Directions: At the corner of Avenida Independencia and Balcarce
Phone: 4307 6689
Website: http://www.viejo-almacen.com.ar

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 13, 2004
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