Escuela Argentina de Tango
Large range of classes and teachers, plus a central location.
Centro Cultural Borges
One of the best cultural centers in BA, with inexpensive but high-quality art exhibitions and galleries, cinema, music, lectures,...
Iglesia Santa Catalina
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Usually full of businesspeople drinking up a storm of coffee, this two-story cafe – now sporting modern touches such as glass walls and...
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Galerías Pacífico information
Covering an entire city block, this beautiful French-style building has fulfilled the commercial purpose that its designers envisioned when they constructed it in 1889. Galerías Pacífico is now a shopping center – dotted with lovely fairy lights at night – and boasts upscale stores along with a large food court. The excellent Centro Cultural Borges takes up the top floor. Tours are held in English and Spanish; go to the information kiosk near the food court.
When you step inside, check out the ceiling. In 1945 the completion of a central cupola made space for a dozen paintings by muralists Antonio Berni, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Manuel Colmeiro, Lino Spilimbergo and Demetrio Urruchúa. All were adherents of the nuevo realismo (new realism) school, heirs of an earlier social-activist tendency in Argentine art. For many years the building went semi-abandoned, but a joint Argentine-Mexican team repaired and restored the murals in 1992.