Some days at sunset, the whole of Buenos Aires seems to be moving to the rhythm of a tango soundtrack – old gents deal cards in corner bars while Carlos Gardel’s voice wafts from a radio, a child plays the bandoneón (accordion) on the Subte, and local dancers warm up for a nightly milonga (social dance) as the beat-up sound system plays tango classics. The iconic dance and musical forms are experiencing a revival in Buenos Aires, among nostalgic locals and entranced foreigners alike. Walk past the Sunday night milonga in San Telmo’s Plaza Dorrego and you’ll see eager young travellers putting their lessons to the test, dancing cheek-to-cheek with distinguished-looking partners three times their age. If tango tops your must-do list, start by seeing a tango show or stopping by a milonga. Private and group lessons are available everywhere. Here are some of our favourite spots to experience tango in Buenos Aires.