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La Boca

Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #97 of 258 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, Walking, Nightlife
Owner description: Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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 work.
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Not a huge area but it is populated with street Tango dancers, Tango dancers at many of the street side cafes, and many shops. If you want a Messi Argentine national soccer team shirt be aware that there are many versions. The authentic one is about $60 and made of synthetic fiber. the cheaper versions go down to around $15.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Nice place, however a little bit dangerous. I was there when it was raining, there were not a lot of people to recognize were to go and which places to avoid. I was stopped luckyly by one of local guys who told me not to go in one of the streets.

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Funchal, Portugal
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

La Boca is a colorful and bogemian neighborhood situated near the harbor. You can find handycrafts street vendores, paintings, exhibitions and Tango dancers.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice stadium tour and also a museum tour within the stadium. Very nice experience. Near Boca Stadium you should visit the settlement near the port where you can find handicrafts and paintings. It was advised to us not to walk around this place and better to travel by taxi in terms of safety and we did just that.

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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Lo Boca is a small burro with a checked history set amongst other slums. We made the mistake of walking there and the surrounding suburbs are almost as unpleasant and seedy as Lo Boca itself. We were told not to bother and definitely don't be there after dark. But its supposed to be a tourist attraction, and it couldn’t be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Just the caminito is nice. All the other regions do not deserve your attention. The neighborhood was a little dirty and people say that it is not a safe region during the night.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The place is unsafe, everything is crazy expensive and there is nothing special about it. I think Palermo and Recoleta are much better areas to walk around.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Near the football stadium and the original Buenos Aires port. Great market, colourful buildings and loads of cartoon statues on balconies - one of the current pope who used to be in the cathedral here and seemed to be much loved.

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There is really nothing redeemable here. The cab ride there is scary - you drive through a favela because as of Dec 2014 the main road is closed. Even the cab driver had no idea where he was going and was mad about it. Felt like I could've easily been robbed in that neighborhood in my cab. Once there, some... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

La Boca is not only Calle Caminito - but it is great to see this touristic place. It is very interesting and gives some insights in former times. A little bit after the main touristic paths you will find simple bars, where you get simple food and a beer. As I do not like the very touristic restaurants I went... More 

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