This fascinating tour displays Medellin as a tourist destination well known for its rich cultural and artistic scene, and one of the most spectacular musical rhythms that persists through time in the city has been Tango music. Even after the death of Carlos Gardel in 1935, the famous musician and singer of tango music, his legacy lives on. Artistic and commemorative events take place highlighting the work of this singer at Malaga Bar, The Gardelian house, San Pedro Cemetery Museum, and Plaza Gardel. Discover the history behind Tango in Medellin with Medellin City Services® and gain a better understanding of this exciting dance and Gardel´s input in Colombia.
Once our bilingual driver has met you at the hotel or the location you have suggested Medellin City Services® for pick up, tour heads downtown on a customized journey by car with AC just minutes away. First stop takes place at Malaga bar, one of the oldest tango bars which will allow you to understand how Tango pioneers first settled in our city. You can use bathrooms and/or purchase extra drinks while you make yourself comfortable and take pictures or ask questions to the guide. There are convenient facilities where to use bathrooms or grab snacks at any time so is recommended to bring cash or Colombian pesos since not every store takes credit or debit cards.
Tour heads next to the magnificent San Pedro Cemetery Museum, which not only held Gardel´s body after his fatal accident in 1935, but also holds marvelous mausoleums that where once created as an initiative by 50 of the wealthiest families in the city. There is enough free time to walk around and take the best postcard pictures of the amazing architecture and fields where fathers of our nation rest eternally. So just get ready to discover this fantastic tango tradition through the rest of Medellin for the fun has only started with Medellin City Services®.
As you visualize traditional neighborhoods in the city, tour gets closer to Gardel´s favorite hangout just a few minutes north. A warm barrio where Gardel´s statue was placed as a tribute and nowadays home of the Gardelian house which displays some of his most significant contributions. Feel free to walk around and take photos or ask questions to your Medellin City Services® private guide. In fact, there are souvenirs that you can purchase at additional cost so we recommended bringing cash or Colombian pesos since they might not take credit or debit cards.
Finally, tour heads back south towards local airport where in June 1,935 unfortunately the Tango king passed away after his plane crashed and burned in flames. Your Medellin City Services® professional guide will make sure and narrate the details of this fatal incident that has gained Medellin a well-known reputation for being the “second home of Tango”. Feel free to walk around and take photos inside and outside the airport, at the various monuments created in his tribute. Was Gardel French, Argentinan, Uruguayan? Perhaps a little bit of all, and maybe a little Colombian too…Feel free to ask your guide for excusive anecdotes and special facts not available on books or even internet yet.
It has already been a pleasure to have you in Medellin and our Medellin City Services® team will definitely be honored to welcome you and/or your family and friends in the near future so feel free to ask your guide for info and special deals as you are headed back. After approximately 3 hours of a fantastic journey around the fascinating history of Tango in Medellin, you should be more familiar with this musical city and main Tango icons as your private driver/guide drives you back to your hotel or any other location you feel like.
TERMS OF SERVICE:
We reserve the right to refuse users under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
100% refund only if service is cancelled 24 hours before time of service.
No age restrictions
Wear comfortable walking shoes, casual clothes
Hotel pick up and drop off
Private car with bilingual driver and AC
Relevant entries to metro
Fully narrated tour
Centro de Medellin
Malaga Tango Bar
Museo San Pedro
Patio Del Tango
Local Airport Eoh
Carlos Gardel Plaza
365 days of the year, daily departures 7 days a week 9AM and 2PM
3 hours approx.
- Lunch – beverages
- Tips to driver/guide