A Murder in La Munich

Last weekend I saw the play “Crimen en La Munich” in the beautiful old beer hall (or cervecería) “La Munich” in Puerto Madero.  Nowadays La Munich is a museum (the humor museum to be more exact) but in its glory days of the 1930’s, Buenos Aires’s high society used to go to the Munich to sip on a Quilmes and look out to the Rio de La Plata.

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(Some old photos of La Munich)

In these times the Ecological Reserve hadn’t been constructed yet, and the water began right along the Costanera, which is now inhabited by food vendors selling choripan. The water has always been a murky brown color due to the sediments that come from upstream, but it was much less contaminated than it is today.  The Porteños used to flock to the main bathing spot across from La Munich called the Balneario Municipal to take a dip on the warm summer days.


The play “Crimen en la Munich” takes the audience back to the year 1937 to celebrate a night of Carnival in the old beer hall.  It’s an interactive comedy in which a murder occurs and all actors are in some way involved, including the audience. The actors, dressed in their 1930’s attire, move freely among the audience making the whole experience feel very life-like.  It was funny and entertaining and a great activity for a Saturday night.  Plus you’ll receive a Quilmes and some snacks upon entering!

The murder mystery takes place every Saturday at 9pm until October.  Tickets are on sale in the Humor Museum Mondays-Fridays from 11am- 5pm and Saturdays-Sundays and holidays from 11 to 7pm.  The museum is located in Puerto Madero, Av. de los Italianos 851


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