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La Boca

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #118 of 312 Attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping, Walking, Nightlife
Owner description: Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous walkway, the Caminito, where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their... more » Owner description: Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous walkway, the Caminito, where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their work. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely district with colorful houses and small streets. Be sure to go beyond the most touristy places and see the Boca Juniors stadium as well as the rare transporter bridge, Puente Avellaneda.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A very colorful neighborhood with artist everywhere. Nice to work around during the day but I understand it is very different at night (Don't Go). Home of the Famous BOCA soccer team.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a small touristy section of a working class, Buenos Aires neighborhood. The houses are painted in bright colors and there a plenty of nick-knack shops. It is also home to one of BA.s two premier football clubs. The highlight though are the small restaurants featuring local young people dancing the tango. Easy to get to by bus.

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Buenos Aires
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

La Boca is the historic, most colorful, and most authentic neighborhood in Buenos Aires. The barrio was settled and built by Italian immigrants that worked in the warehouses and meatpacking plants of the dockyard area. As one of the city's forty-eight barrios, La Boca is located in the city's south-east corner near the original old sea port. In La Boca... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I have been traveling through Asia and Africa for over 10 months (not to mention we live in NY) and the first time we ever got robbed was in La Boca, just 2 blocks from El Caminto. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY and there were TWO GROUPS OF POLICE OFFICERS 2 and 4 blocks away on... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you go to la boca, there is only one safe place: CAMINITO, a colorful and cultural place in la boca, very touristy, i totally recommend Caminito, but nothing else. La Boca is Sketchy and actually there's no reason to go there. Even in Caminito there are a lot of police man that constantly warn you not to go further... More

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Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had a marvelous afternoon in La Boca. I would recommend a visit there to anyone. It is so vibrant and alive. It was obviously busy with tourists and local people alike, but to me, had the feel of a small town within such a vast city. The brightly painted buildings, and artwork give it a bohemian vibe and the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This busy market has lots of well priced handicrafts, reasonably priced restaurants mixed with the hustle and bustle of the marketplace and Tango demonstrations in the streets. A great place to relax and explore all the hidden alleyways and local craft stalls that make up the La Boca district market area.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I’m not usually one for shows but we felt we had to see some tango in BA. We would have liked something more traditional so probably erred in choosing a show in the most touristy area of the city but in saying that the food was pretty good, wine ok and the show was entertaining. We actually took transfers to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You have to go to La Boca if you visit Buenos Aires. Walking around picturesque and colorful La Boca was great fun. Apparently the locals as well as other tourists thought so too, as the streets were packed on a Saturday, and it took forever to get served at one of the sidewalk restaurants on the main street, the Caiminito..... More

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