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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 541143094700
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Activities: Shopping, Walking, Nightlife
Description: Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous...
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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This is the old dock area, where tango may well have been danced in the bars by sailors and women for hire. That is certainly the impression it wants to give. The buildings are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Stevenage, United Kingdom

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It was fun walking thru LaBoca only if to see all the colorful buildings and walking by the futbol stadium and posing with the Maradona statue across the street from the stadium. Interesting street graffiti everywhere. Main drag is pretty touristy with lots of restaurants and shops.

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My husband and I visited Boca Junior stadium and museum in Buenos Aires. We did a group tour with other tourists, we were able to walk around on the stadium, visit the changing rooms of the players, browse around in the museum. We bought Boca Junior t-shirts for our sons - they were elated. A must visit if you are... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is the old dock area, where tango may well have been danced in the bars by sailors and women for hire. That is certainly the impression it wants to give. The buildings are brightly painted and eclectic. There are bars and restaurants with live tango and folk dancing. Food and drink not overpriced as everyone is having to compete.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was one of my favorite parts of our whole 3 weeks in Argentina! Amazing history and a beautiful place! Definitely a must see if you are in Argentina!

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Neat little neighborhood with lots of artwork and shops with merchants to buy from recommended that you only go in the day time we had some empanadas while there which were pretty good really enjoyed this area

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is ok but not my favorite place in Buenos Aires. El caminito is fun but a bit "tourist oriented" and a bit of a trap. But if you do not have many days to explore Buenos Aires and Argentina, a 2 hours visit will give you a flavor of the culture. I wish I'd watched a game at bombonera... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went there one afternoon with a friend of mine and his wife from Buenos Aires. It is quite an interesting place, a lot of color and contrast. It is dotted with small restaurants, pleasant streets to walk, and is on the waterfront .We stopped at a couple of bars and had a few beers. If you have nothing to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really not quite sure what to make of Boca. We went here because every guide said it was great and we should but not our cup of tea at all! Lovely to see the colourful buildings but the stalls, shops and bars just felt tacky and disappointing - a bustling city market is not how I'd sell this, more of... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

La Boca is the place you've probably seen in the tour books or online with the characteristically colorful buildings. It is definitely worth the stop for photos, snacks and to watch people do the tango. One person warned us against staying in La Boca after around 5 PM, though, due to crime.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The buildings have very festive color and setting, and places where you can just lounge back and sip beer, or stroll along and be fancied by some refined and other comical murals of well known celebrities, including Evita and Diego Maredona.

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La Boca
A neighborhood defined by its immigrant roots, La Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets today. Due to its proximity to the river, the neighborhood became the preferred settling area for immigrants of a wide variety of origins, who ended up living together in the conventillos. Thus, these houses became a melting pot of different cultures and traditions that birthed creations like tango and lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colorful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.
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