Buenos Aires Sights

Museo Casa Carlos Gardel

  • Jean Jaurés 735 Map It
  • Almagro

Published 12/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Hard-core tango fans shouldn't pass up a quick visit to the home of tango's greatest hero, Carlos Gardel. The front rooms of this once-crumbling casa chorizo (sausage house—that is, a long, narrow house) contain extensive displays of Gardel paraphernalia—LPs, photos, and old posters. The maestro's greatest hits play in the background. The back of the house has been restored with the aim of recreating as closely as possible the way the house would have looked when Gardel and his mother lived here, right down to the placement of birdcages on the patio. Concise but informative texts in Spanish and English talk you through the rooms and the history of tango in general. Short guided visits in English are usually available on request on weekdays.

Sight Information

Address:

Jean Jaurés 735, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, C1215ACM, Argentina

Map It

Phone:

11-4964–2015

Sight Details:

  • 5 pesos; free Wed.

Published 12/07/2016

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Aug 24, 2017

Listing could be updated

This is a comment more than a review :-) The Museo Casa Carlos Gardel has been renovated and your listing is now a little outdated. You might consider giving it an update. The museum no longer resembles Gardel's house as it looked when him and his mother lived there. The old kitchen and bathroom have been dismantled, and many of the memorabilia cases have been removed. A lot of people are upset that the government came in and destroyed the original

displays in the name of modernization. It is still worth a visit though!

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