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Learning to Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Annie Schlechter 15 Quick Summer Getaways

Photo: Annie Schlechter

Onetime home to legendary tango crooner Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires's Abasto neighborhood is—like the music—experiencing a revival. Immerse yourself in the history of tango culture at Gardel's former residence, Museo Casa Carlos Gardel.

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Destinations: Buenos Aires · Once

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    Abasto Plaza Hotel

    The hotel draws on the Belle Époque theme of tango's heyday, with Art Nouveau furniture and antique Victrolas. At the gift shop, buy a pair of Madr

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    Esquina Carlos Gardel

    Dine on entrecôte and sip Malbec while dancers perform moves such as boleos and gaunchos at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the city's top dinner club—and o

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    International School of Dance and Art

    Perfect your own moves with renowned tanguero Carlos Copello at his movement school (classes from $3). You won't be an expert overnight, but you wi

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