WHAT IS ‘FILETEADO’?
The word “fileteado” comes from Latin prefix “filo”, which means “tread”. Thus, fileteado is an “ornamental tread” which with its shapes and colors revolutionized early 20th century Buenos Aires, when Italian immigrants who worked for chariot shops introduced new lines and shades in vehicle decoration.
It is currently declared “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.
It emerged together with tango music and became a symbol of Argentine identity, and by joining this Tour you will feel it as part of you.
We will get together at the corner of Carlos Gardel and Anchorena street (Abasto shopping mall) and go for a walk around to see how the fileateado style covers life in the city, giving Buenos Aires a completely unique style from the rest of the world.
Later we will visit the Carlos Gardel museum and then we will have a ´fileteado ´class with fileteado artist. He will help us to make our own works of art that you can take away with you as a memory, while we emerge ourselves in the history and secrets of this style of art.
We will finish the tour with a typical Argentina afternoon snack
– Bilingual Guide (Spanish-English)
– Entrance fee to the Carlos Gardel Museum
– Afternoon snack
– Fileteado class
– Materials used in the class
Essential to book in advance.
Meeting point: Carlos Gardel passage and Anchorena street.
How to get: B Line of subway (Carlos Gardel station). By bus: numbers 24, 26, 71, 99, 124, 132 and others.
Inquiries and reservations: (011) 15 2318 7685 / firstname.lastname@example.org