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Calle Corrientes, the avenue that never sleeps

shopping and theatres

Calle Corrientes is one of the most lively and vibrant streets of Buenos Aires, especially at night, with its theatres and bars that never close.

This avenue, which honours the eponymous province, is 8.6 kilometres long and crosses no less than 70 streets. Impressive! It is the temple of entertainment and culture with porteña bookstores, record shops, theatres and cinemas. Between Cerrito and Pebble streets, you can, throughout the night, stroll into bookshops where you will find the latest news as well as old books. It was one of these bookshops that inspired the author Umberto Eco to write The Name of the Rose.

Tango is also very present in the Avenida Corrientes (another name for this majestic artery). La Confiteria Ideal is a novel place, founded in 1912, where you can taste typical regional dishes and take tango classes on the second floor.

The best-known theatres in the city are located on this avenue : the National Theatre, which features the great musicals once a year, the Smart Theatre, the Multiteatro opened in 1975, the Art Deco-style Metropolitan and the popular Teatro General San Martín. Make sure you catch a show at one of these theatres. If you want something a little alternative, you can head to the part of the avenue called Balvanera, where you can find the ‘off-Corrientes'.

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