Carlos Gardel House Museum, a tribute space to one of the most important Tango singers in Argentina.
This house was the one that Carlos Gardel lived with his mother and where the most important treasures of his life are kept.
Carlos Gardel, or Charles Romuald Gardès, was an Argentine nationalized composer and singer in 1923. Representative of Tango, initiator and exponent of Tango in song, he was crowned as one of the most important interpreters of this popular music. Known worldwide, his place of birth and his date have never been defined. Some say that he was born in Uruguay, others in France, and many of us maintain that Buenos Aires was the city that had the honor of seeing him born. Died in a plane crash in 1935, he left us his essence in his songs and in this beautiful space where he lived with his mother for many years.
The mission of this space is to preserve, rescue, disseminate and investigate the heritage of Gardel and his time. It was inaugurated in 2003, in the Abasto neighborhood. There, Gardel lived with his mother from 1927 to 1933, the year in which he said goodbye to Argentina.
Although some reforms were made, the essence of this space was preserved. When visiting this place, you will be surrounded by the eternal voice of Gardel that accompanies the different spaces, to transit through his career and his life.
In the “First Steps Room” Gardel is presented, his hometown Toulouse and the arrival in Buenos Aires with his mother Berthe Gardès, Berta. A tour of his 893 recordings is presented chronologically, which offers the possibility of appreciating the ductility and evolution in Gardel’s varied interpretations.
Open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays it opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., remaining closed on Tuesdays. Although the entrance is not free, its amount is quite modest, with free admission on Wednesdays. In turn, guided tours are conducted at different times. Here we leave their website for more information.
Even if you don’t know him, we recommend you visit this space to discover one of the most important artists of Argentine Tango.
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