Centro Cultural Borges
Centro Cultural Borges
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Neighbourhood: San Nicolás
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
How to get there
  • Lavalle • 6 min walk
  • Florida • 6 min walk
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Paula M
Texas, United States12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Nice shopping center. There was no Tango Show. Nice shopping center. We just walked around. We thought from our research that there was a Tango show in this location. We ask and they said that they did not have a Tango show.
Written 14 February 2023
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louisa756
Dallas, TX61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This Argentine tango show is held inside the Borges Cultural Center (BCC) located inside the beautiful Galerias Pacifico shopping center in Buenos Aires. Theater type seats are basic, cushioned, and comfortable.

Different performances of tango are scheduled for different days during the week. Three of us went to see Pasion de Tango show on a Tuesday evening. One of the few early tango shows in Buenos Aires central area so you can plan other activities such as wining and dining at other places.

One purchases open-seating tickets at least one-hour before the show at their manned kiosk inside the BCC. Cost in Feb 2020 was only $900 Argentine Pesos. Cash only, no credit cards. Theatre is air-conditioned and kept at a comfortable temperature. Lighting is good. Sound is good.

No photography or video recording of any kind is allowed during the performance. They sell DVDs after the show however, we never found them.

The performance included a small live band which played quite well. The dancers performed historic Argentine tangos covering several periods and costume changes. A solo male singer serenaded the audience between dances. The entire show started early at 8 pm and ended at just over an hour. This allows finding dinner later at a dedicated restaurant.

In summary, a great introduction to historic Argentine tangos with no frills (no drinks or food service to gouge patrons).
Written 7 March 2020
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Kerry K
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great authentic Tango show -eight of us through enjoyed. Hard to get the tickets in advance but we turned up late in the afternoon and secured the tickets for Friday night Highly recommended
Written 3 March 2020
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mabel j
Arcadia, CA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
after extensive research to find a tango show to see in BA, we came across this not well-publicized tango show at the Centro Cultural Borges. we read about how disappointing some of the larger, glamorous shows were from other TA travelers and we have experienced similar disappointments regarding seating and food in dinner theaters, let alone the outrageous prices.

we just want to experience a tango performance without taking tango lessons. we saw the "Pasion de Tango" show at 8pm on a Wednesday night. the stage was large enough to accommodate 4 pairs of dancers. they were very energetic and we enjoyed their performances. there was also a singer plus three musicians that provided entertainment while the dancers did their costume changes. overall, the show was very enjoyable in the small theater.

the tango show is presented at 8pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for an entry fee of AR$ 750 per person ($12.50). you purchase the tickets on the 2nd floor and the theater is on the 3rd floor. Centro Cultural Borges is located in the Galerias Pacifico shopping mall. it is very convenient to change money there, shop, eat and then attend the tango show. by the way, no pictures or videos allowed to be taken during the performance.

we are glad that we stumbled across this small tango show and we saved a lot of money and time by not attending the tango dinner shows that most tours promote.
Written 17 January 2020
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Jun_Cruz
California479 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Very small theater so you get to see the performance up close. It was nice performance and we enjoyed it, but we were not wowed. It was good enough to take in the feel of tango and the ticket prices are affordable. If you are expecting more of a glitchy show, go somewhere else.
Written 16 January 2020
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,872 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The galleries were a bit strange, with some paintings not well organised, with not a lot of atmosphere, just a space to display them. I am glad that there is a space for emerging artists but some marketing and curation will not hurt. The price for tango show is 900pesos.
Written 30 December 2019
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Ed A
Greenville, SC23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We went to the Bien de Tango show and thoroughly enjoyed it. The theater space is small and intimate. The show featured four musicians (accordion, piano, bass guitar and violin), four dancing couples, and a singer. If you have never experienced a tango show, this is a great intro to the art.
Written 28 November 2019
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toniShanghai
shanghai715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a great space and the tango show is just amazing. It's not a big place and is very reasonably priced at 750 pes pp. They have dancers, amazing musicians and a singer. It was an excellent show which we enjoyed thoroughly although the first 5 minutes or so were slow to start. Be aware it's cash only for the tickets
Written 23 October 2019
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Marcia A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Center of arts and exhibitions. Some very interesting. A few salons were closed with preparations or future exhibits. It is free and very central.
Written 17 October 2019
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Julsie74
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
An absolutely fantastic show at a terrific price, so much better value than most of the big shows. Super professional and altogether not to be missed. Pair it up with a parilla in San Telmo for a perfect night. Highly recommended !!!!
Written 24 August 2019
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