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Exploring tango-themed street art in Abasto
Buenos Aires is famous for tango, and famous for street art: the two artistic traditions collide in the central neighorhood of Abasto, where tango legend Carlos Gardel grew up. For a self-guided tour of the barrio's outdoor artwork, start at Gardel's childhood home, now a museum dedicated to his legacy: it's located at Jean Jaures 735. Wander the surrounding blocks to discover sheet music and tango lyrics etched onto walls and buildings, dancing figures in faded paint, and portraits of Gardel himself. Note that the neighborhood can be relatively unsafe after dark: it's best to explore the neighborhood during daylight hours.
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