Carnaval Porteño 2013 - Buenos Aires Carnival

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Every weekend of February 2013, from Saturday 2nd, the “Carnaval Porteño 2013” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 17 thousand artists, 112 "murgas" (carnival bands), and over one thousand drums and percussion instruments.

The parades will be held from 7 PM to 12 AM on Saturdays, Sundays and Carnival Holidays (Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th).

Murgas and carnival are the artistic expressions of the marginal neighborhoods, their songs and urban folk customs. The lyrics of these songs are called "criticas", and combine the social denunciation with humor and dancing. What identifies the "murga porteña" from others are their costumes (frock coat, gloves, top hat, and stick), the drums with cymbals, and the various traditional rhythms used to differentiate every neighborhood.

Where to watch the parades:
  • Abasto: Av. Córdoba between Agüero and Sanchez de Bustamante: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Medrano and Gascón: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Bajo Nuñez: Arias between Cuba and Arcos: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Balvanera: Av. Corrientes between Uriburu and Riobamba: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Boedo 1: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24  
  • Boedo 2: Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10
  • Coghlan: Av Congreso between Donado and Mariano Acha: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Colegiales 1: Av. Federico Lacroze between R. Freire and Martínez: Feb 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Colegiales 2: Benjamin Matienzo between Freire and Conesa:  Febr. 18, 19, 20, 21 
  • Colegiales 3: Av. Federico Lacroze between Freire and Conesa: Feb 2, 3, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Fores: Gaona between Donato Alvarez and Boyacá: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Monserrat: Av. Independencia between Virrey Ceballos and San Jose: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Gorriti: Feb 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Saavedra 1: Av. Balbín between Plaza and Jaramillo: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Saavedra 2: Av. Balbín between Pico and Arias: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • San Telmo: Av. San Juan between Tacuari and Peru: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Villa Crespo: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Padilla: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • Villa Urquiza: Av. Triunvirato between Monroe and Olazabal: Feb 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24
All the events are free of charge.

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