Museo Casa Carlos Gardel
Small but noteworthy is this tribute to tango's most famous voice. Located in Gardel's old house, this museum traces his partnership...
The bustling barrios of Abasto and Once, while a little dodgy at night, are part of the ‘real’ Buenos Aires that’s largely unaffected by...
Mercado de Abasto
The historic Mercado de Abasto (1895) has been recycled by US-Hungarian financier George Soros into one of the most beautiful shopping...
A hip small Abasto space, it hosts gutsy theater pieces and offbeat performances such as queer musicals.
Lonely Planet review
The bustling barrios of Abasto and Once, while a little dodgy at night, are part of the ‘real’ Buenos Aires that’s largely unaffected by the tourist trade. Walk west from Congreso along Av Corrientes, or take a quick taxi or Subte ride, to reach this cultural melting pot and commercial district crammed with colorful fabric shops and family-run Jewish and Peruvian eateries. The neighborhood’s centerpiece is the historic Mercado de Abasto, previously a massive fresh produce market and now a beautifully restored structure that houses the shopping mall called simply El Abasto . Nearby, on a gentrified street off Av Anchorena is the former home of tango legend Carlos Gardel – now the small but fascinating Museo Casa Carlos Gardel . The small tasting cellar at 0800-Vino is just a stone’s throw from the tango legend’s homestead, and one of the city’s premiere alternative theater spaces and cultural centers, the bohemian Ciudad Cultural Konex , is housed in a renovated factory a few blocks away.