Buenos Aires is a great city for retirement

Not only is the city’s cultural agenda incredible, but the venues are architectural jewels.  I visited these four in one week of concerts.


The former national library (opened in 1902) at Mexico 564 is the Centro Nacional de la Musica, permanent home for the Ballet Folklorico Nacional and other  arts organizations.  Their rehearsals are occasionally open to the public with a limited capacity.


DSCN8404 Ballet Folklorico Nacional rehearsal

Teatro Colon opened in 1908 and is considered one of the finest concert halls of  the world.

Teatro Colon

The dress rehearsal of Don Quijote Ballet was open to the public.  We had box seats at no charge.


It’s always a thrill to attend a performance in this magnificent theater.

DSCN8426 Teatro Colon

DSCN8431 bows for Don Quijote

The National Congress of Argentina opened in 1906.



The Chamber Orchestra of Congress presents monthly concerts that are open to the public.

DSCN8443 - Chamber orchestra of Congress

Take note of the floor tile that is in perfect condition after a century.


La Casa de la Cultura was built in 1898 as the offices of the second largest newspaper in Argentina, La Impresa.  Eventually the government bought the building for cultural purposes.


Recitals are held in the magnificent Salon Dorado.





The front door and the entrance of La Casa de la Cultura.


I’m happy being retired in Buenos Aires with a full agenda of free concerts.



2 Responses to “Buenos Aires is a great city for retirement”

  1. Blezat Romaine Says:

    Nice photos and good advise! Thank you Janis!

  2. tangogeoff Says:


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