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“Not so good for dancing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Catedral Club

La Catedral Club
Ranked #14 of 168 Nightlife in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not so good for dancing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

I went there to Tango on a Friday night. I'm an intermediate level dancer. This was the 5th lesson-milonga I'd been to that week. I paid 30 pesos for the 8 pm lesson. It was chaotic and a disastor. Sure, the teachers could dance, but they had no idea how to teach. Si I forked out another 30 pesos andtook the 9 pm lesson. This was taught by a young guy with long blond hair, without an assistant. He did a remarkable job. By the time the 9 pm lesson had ended there was quite a crowd there. I waited for about two hours, chatting to a couple of guys from the lesson, for the dance floor to fill up, but it never happened. I think there were at most 6 couples on the floor at one time. Everyone else was just watching. I asked two or three young ladies to dance, but none wanted to. This is very unusual for a milonga I had been to five other Milongas that week, and this was first for me.. Normally everyone says yes. I think most people were there just to watch, not to dance. Those that did dance were very good, but had seem to come as groups.

Visited November 2011
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Genuine tango”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

This is a very special place, wery different from the touristic and pricy tango shows. The atmosphere is special, the music and dance wery relaxed, and you feel more like getting in to a shipyard than a club. Unforgetable atmosphere!

Visited November 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The craziest and most awesome place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

This place is something else! It's got this gypsy feel to it with all furniture and decore looking like it's the most unmatching collection from a yard sale. It feels a bit weird at first but it really grows on you and by the end you love it. The tango lesson at the beginning was amaizing and surprisingly long, I actually felt quite tired by the end. The instructor was attentive and very passionate about what he does. The food was good, all vegetarian. The live music was excellent and it was fun watching the more advanced couples dance. It's also not super touristy for now, a true experience of the city and the price is almost nothing! Ladies, don't dress up too much, but do wear at least a hill, a skirt is also preferrable.

Visited July 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“UNIQUE FUN AND ROMANTIC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

I felt like I had been transported to such a sweet place. We went on a Tuesday night and it was packed. Get there around 8pm for a table and better food service. The dance lessons start at 8pm. It's an enormous old warehouse sweetly decorated with found objects. The night we were there an amazing band played, people danced, totally casual. Catedral would be once of my top recommendations for a visit to Buenos Aires! Bohemian vibe. Great vintage music. Tango galore!

Visited June 2011
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Paris, France
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Bizarre Bohemian Place -- 100% Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2009

I have been twice on Tuesday nights. It costs 15 pesos to get in which includes a free tango lesson for beginners. I still haven´t mustered up the courage to dance but have gone just to hang out with friends, people watch, and drink cheap wine.
The atmosphere is totally crazy. It looks like they found all the furnature and tables/chairs at the Salvation Army. Nothing matches everything is chaotic. Service is terrible. But it is still a unique experience!

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