Tango Festival © Virginia Innocenti
The sultry tango was born in the brothels of Buenos Aires. Becoming an indelible part of Argentinian culture, the dance is celebrated in fine style throughout the city for two weeks during the annual Tango Festival. Beginners and experts alike swirl and twirl in legendary Corrientes Avenue and the numerous dance salons. More than 400,000 people attend the festival, billed as the world's largest tango extravaganza. Buenos Aires comes alive with the sounds of traditional tango music, visitors enjoying demonstrations and free lessons as well as plenty of music performances by soloists and orchestras. The festival also offers a wide variety of craft and food stalls.
Date: 8 - 21 August 2020