Usina del Arte
Usina del Arte
4.5
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Neighbourhood: La Boca
A neighbourhood defined by its immigrant roots, La Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets today. Due to its proximity to the river, the neighbourhood became the preferred settling area for immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up living together in the conventillos. Thus, these houses became a melting pot of different cultures and traditions that birthed creations like tango and lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colourful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.
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Marito
Buenos Aires, Argentina166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We, my family and I, went a lot of times and this place, is really a dreamed place, full of very nice corners. Please, go to know it!!!
Written 23 March 2020
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jorge c
Buenos Aires, Argentina18,409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Business
The cultural center was inaugurated in 2011 in what it used to be and old and abandoned electric power house. The building itself is remarkable in an Italian romantic style fashion.
This week there are women related events and children activities. The main hall is also one of our concert places with the orchestra. Beautiful acoustics.
Written 7 March 2020
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AnnW1946
New Canaan, CT25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I danced on the stage here for the Festival BA - the Mundial de Tango. It is a two week festival of dance and music spread all over the city of Buenos Aires in August every year. This is a medium sized theatre with lots of exhibition space around it.The sound is terrific, the seats are comfortable. The only drawback to this theatre is that the backdrop and floor are natural wood, and give everything a yellow tint. A central space is used for a dance floor for group lessons and tango parties. There is a small cafe outside the front door, but they are often very busy. Usina del Arte is located in Boca, south of the central district and Puerto Madero, but taxis are cheap and there are lots of buses stopping right in front, if you can navigate those. There is a train in the courtyard for a good photo backdrop.
Written 13 December 2019
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Gerard Roche
Avellaneda, Argentina27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Fabulous venue for show the qualifying rounds of the Tango World Champioships. Smallish venue, suoer sound system, Great view of the stage. Comfortable seats. Lovely building.
Written 5 December 2019
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princessbuttercup66
sydney104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Attended this venue as part of the Festival BA - Mundial de Tango. Large auditorium for performances, and large spaces for exhibitions. Could do with more food options as it has only one very small but nice cafe, and there were thousands of people attending events at the same time.
Written 5 September 2019
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Nancy from Puebla, Mexico
Province of Naples, Italy40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Many of the International annual Tango festival are held here. Great acoustics. Good bar. Open dance floor for Milongas. Well organized ticketing system. Beautiful architecture
Written 21 August 2019
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ClaudioJ1963
Tel Aviv, Israel30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
And old electrical plant builded by the British was transformed into this beautiful museum and cultural center. A bonus: the Cinema Museum is situated a couple of meters from the Usina. A tip: get there in a taxi, and get out of there with another one you call from some known service. It is a risky area.
Written 3 April 2019
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1229susanne
Buenos Aires, Argentina40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We have been here multiple times. Once for Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra with 2 opera singers and the second a tango orchestra. The acoustics are excellent here. The seating is comfortable. You can find a schedule online of monthly music and art performance. Both times that we went were free of charge. You have to obtain entrance tickets at the entrance
and then wait in line until the performance starts. There is also a tour that explains the history of the buildings. They have done a great job of fixing up the facility. There are different exhibitions. There is also, through a different entrance a museum of film in Argentina. Very interesting as well. Please be aware that after dark there are not many taxis in the immediate area and you have to walk several blocks to get public transportation. I would really suggest a visit and organize and know your return transportation.
Written 10 November 2018
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Piloteador
Rosario, Argentina164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Truly shocked! An amazing 1912 building remodeled as an Arts Center. Even without exhibitions, it is worth visiting!
Written 27 October 2018
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Hipolito_Bouchard
Buenos Aires, Argentina63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
First of all: mind the location, it is not in a good spot, even for us, "porteños" that already know the city. Do not try to go at night, because it is closed and because when the sun goes down, the zone might get heavy.
After that friendly advice, the place is beautiful, it was a former power station from the "Italo", an italian company that produced electricity for Buenos Aires in the early years. The conversion of the building is formidable, but the most important thing is the variety of plays and exhibitions.
Do not expect to have a meal there, because there is just one coffee and the place is crowded.
Written 16 October 2018
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