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La Boca

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #113 of 301 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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Adelaide, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

There's not really much 'tourist' stuff to do in Buenos Aires so you should definitely go check out the cheesy few streets of La Boca's colorful buildings. It's free!

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Orlando, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is one of the most traditional areas in Buenos Aires. Caminito is only one block long, but you can buy paintings and other works of art. One of the most astonishing views is the different colors the buildings are painted, many mixing different colors for the same building. The reason is too long to explain here, but a good... More

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Hasuda, Japan
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

La Boca is the home to Argentine Tango. and the colourful buildings of La Boca will give you good sense of it. There are groups of Tango performers for your photoshoot. They will let you take pictures with some poses. At the end they will ask you to pay. I realised I payed too much for this. I asked them... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

It is easy to go there by taxi but be careful if you dont give the money in change because you might be given fake money. Apart from this first and last time experience in Buenos Aires for 50 dollars once we arrived in la Boca we found ourselves in a colourful world surrounded by colourful houses while Maradonna and... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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36 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

La Boca is worth about 2 hours of your time. It is an old neighborhood with colorful building. There are shopping opportunities and restaurants. Some of the restaurants have Tango dancers outside. There are police there to warn you about displaying your camera. It seemed safe but there must be a reason the police are milling about. I would say... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It's a very small neighborhood with many cute restaurants, you can see tango there if you don't wanna pay for expensive Tango show in the center. But one local person advised us not to go out of this touristic area not to be robbed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

They may not have the best football team but the people of La Boccaccio have the most passion. This is a great place to wonder around go to a taverna have a BBQ meal glass of wine and then do some shopping. The correlated iron homes give character and charm of a bygone era where the grass roots of the... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A "Must" see for the colorful El Caminito neighborhood, all touristy but still vibrant in its colors, figures on balconies and leaning out of the windows. Sit down at one of the outdoor cafes (for example La Barrica) and take in a tango demonstration while sipping your vino or quilmes. But be careful off the main areas and better move... More

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buenos aires
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

one day i went to la boca, and my expections were really high, because everybody back home told me to go to see the beautiful neighborhood of la boca. Well it is not that beatiful. There are some houses painted in different colours, and after a 5 minute walk through "el caminito" and visiting the famous "bombonera" thats what la... More

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High River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The houses have all been redone very bright colors and some of the art on display is truly outstanding. There are artists displaying their creations outside on the street as well as in the shops. A really neat place to visit and purchase some unique pieces.

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