Category: Argentina Culture

Discover the heart of the country that gave us the Tango with The Real Argentina culture guide. Argentina is a rich cultural melting pot — a unique mixture of European and Latin American influences which are reflected in its innovative music, literature and lifestyle.

The friendly and passionate people are what make Argentina such a warm and welcoming place. The combination of urban glamour, underground traditions, and vast wilderness give vibrancy and character to the country’s cultural landscape.

Argentine culture caters to all tastes: take in a game of football at the famous La Bombonera stadium, peruse the modern art at MALBA, or dance the Tango at a milonga in Buenos Aires.

The Best Venues for Tango Lovers in Buenos Aires

Tango, and its many variations, is a key part of Argentinian culture. There are many places to appreciate this musical form in the capital, whether in its standard, popular variety or the more radical manifestations which are being developed across the city. We’ve put together a list of some of the best venues for experiencing some Argentinian tango.

March 17th, 2011

Museums In or Around Buenos Aires

Argentina is a country with a complex and interesting history, and nowhere is this more true than in the capital. As such, there are many museums around covering any number of subjects from art to national political history. Below we’ve put together a list of some of the best in city, based on our writers’ recommendations.

March 16th, 2011

Festivals in Argentina

It’s hardly a well-kept secret that Argentinians like to celebrate. If you are in the country, or are planning to go, then there are a number of events which can really get you immersed in the local culture. Have a look at the list below for a few of our favourites.

Buenos Aires Coffee Shops

Whether you need a quick pick up on the way to work, a boost before you head to that next gallery or museum, or just want to sit and watch the world the go by with a frozen cappuccino, you won’t have any trouble finding a coffee shop to serve you in Buenos Aires. If you’re picky about your coffee, however, you might want to spend some time looking for the best place to suit your tastes. In this post, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite locations, from local chains like Havana, to unique venues such as the distinguished Café Tortoni.

How to Survive a Wedding in Argentina


First of all take a rest. Sleep. Have a siesta – a big one. It’s going to be a long night. Stamina is key to surviving an Argentinian boda (wedding). But before we dissect the mixture of the tradition, syncretism and the frankly bizarre moments of an Argentinian wedding, we need to roll back the time to when the two lovers were, well, just that.

March 7th, 2011

Interesting Buenos Aires Art Galleries

Buenos Aires is a city of culture, and is rightfully known for it. Whatever your tastes, the city is likely to have a venue which will suitably whet your creative appetite. Our writers have delved into the local art scene to bring you some hidden gems, away behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

February 24th, 2011

Street Art in Buenos Aires: So Much More than Graffiti

Buenos Aires Street Art - yellow jet-powered whale

Tourists with a new-found penchant for graffiti will be in heaven in Buenos Aires. The city known for tango and cow-meat is fast gaining renown as a street art powerhouse. In fact one of the unexpected joys of wandering the streets of the Argentine capital is stumbling across strange and beautiful artworks…

February 18th, 2011

Argentinian or Argentinean: Decisions, decisions…

Image taken by Tony Unruh

The spelling of Argentinian, Argentinean and Argentine has stirred the passions of grammarians, pedants, and now, and you didn’t see this coming, you. Over the next few hundred words we’re going on a literary treasure hunt – one that digs deep into history, literature and that huge dictionary propping up my printer.

January 13th, 2011

Lionel Messi – Argentina’s Footballing Hero

We’ve waxed lyrical about Lionel Messi on the Real Argentina before. In fact we were so gushing about him, now looking back at the series of World Cup posts, we noticed that we even included an exclamation mark. An exclamation mark! Ye gods! Is it any coincidence that Messi’s surname forms most of the word Messiah?

December 31st, 2010