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Friendly bars and restaurants. Transvestite shows. Crazy parties. The River Plate Queen dressed with sequins and furs.

Buenos Aires, the Cosmopolitan city –distinguished and vanguardist- that stays up late at nights, with the best museums in Latin America, one the theater’s world capitals, unquestionable referent of the (new) best design and acknowledged representative of the best gastronomy is, also, an authentic friendly city. It was the first city in Latin America that legalized –in year 2003- civil unions between people of the same gender. Of tolerant nature, with a broad cultural and artistic offer (design fairs, art exhibitions, theaters of the most varied styles and international concerts), excellent gastronomy, fascinating hotels, perfectionist architecture and an intense and varied nightlife, Buenos Aires is an irresistible destination for the LGBT community.

 

In Buenos Aires, the traditional gay circuit runs parallel to Santa Fe Avenue, from the corner of Rodriguez Peña until its crossing with Coronel Díaz Avenue (verge of one of the many entrances to Palermo). This circuit includes several (almost obliged) stops: for the elder public, traditional cafes; for the youngest, basements with bustling clubs; for everyone, historical corners. Its surroundings host the most traditional dancing clubs of Buenos Aires LGBT move, opening always after midnight.

Leaving behind Santa Fe Avenue and heading towards Palermo, there are many typical offers for diversity nights at this new dimension of the most acknowledged neighborhood of the latest times: pre-dance bars and discos arising from preciously recycled old houses. Palermo also has its LGBT Bermuda Triangle, a zone delimited by Córdoba Avenue and Gascón and Cabrera streets.  At exclusive havens, the drag queens exhibit their best gifts. At the discos, a bustling and uninhibited crowd vibrates with the DJ’s music. Something similar happens at Costanera Norte where –although there are no transvestite shows- the (diversity) joy goes on till dawn.
 

In downtown, surrounding the Court Palace and also in San Telmo, there are thematic parties and strippers shows at palace-architecture spaces and small havens that go back to the best “under” times of the city.

A bit more intimate are the meetings at houses in Villa Crespo or Chacarita, with cinema, theater, photograph and plastic art cycles. When the night falls and embraces the city, the tango’s capital and land of zambas and chacareras, also gives place to gay milongas and friendly folk-dance festivals.

 

 

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