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By admin | July 27 2007
Don’t miss out on the wealth of attractions and adventures in Buenos Aires
Arguably South America’s most iconic football club, Boca Juniors is steeped in history. Deeply rooted in the working class neighborhood of La Boca, the club’s rivalry with more affluent fellow porteño outfit River Plate makes for one of the most famous derbies in world football.
Based at La Bombonera (the Chocolate Box), with its steep stands and electric atmosphere courtesy of legendary fan group La Doce (the Twelfth Man), Boca is the club that gave Diego Maradona his first shot at the big time. A match day visit is unmissable for fans of the sport.
Testament to Argentina’s position as one of the world’s wealthiest cities at the turn of the 20th century, the Teatro Colón (Columbus Theater) is a magnificent structure widely regarded as one of South America’s most elegant edifices.
Completed in 1908 and re-opened in early 2010 following a lengthy period of refurbishment, the theater plays host to all manner of concerts, plays and expositions. A must-see during your stay in Buenos Aires, ask your concierge for show listings and elite ticket information.
Tango music and dance first began to gain widespread recognition in working class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the middle of the 19th century, with the movement emerging as a fusion between distinct European and African styles with influences from Cuba and elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking Americas.
Today, the elegant art form is an integral part of Buenos Aires culture, and there is no better place to witness your first performance than in the Argentine capital. Expert concierges recommend the following tango shows, ideal for those seeking an initiation into a central aspect of the River Plate region’s cultural heritage.
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