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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 541143094700
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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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Yes, its touristy but still fun

I was a bit nervous about going to La Boca, it seemed to be off the main transport routes and had a reputation as dangerous and touristy. However, we really enjoyed a few hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As I'm not passionate about football, for me this stadium has "nothing" special. For sure, it has a very different design from all the others I've known, althought it's not a must stop for those who doesn't care for soccer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was a bit nervous about going to La Boca, it seemed to be off the main transport routes and had a reputation as dangerous and touristy. However, we really enjoyed a few hours wandering around here. The touristy-ness is so bad its good - where else could you get your photo taken with some guy who [actually really does]... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a guided walking tour but it would be fine to do by yourself during the day. The houses are brightly coloured - apparently originally because the Genoese locals just used to get whatever paint was going spare from the docks. It's definitely worth a half day mooch - and you could combine it with San Telmo.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place smells like rotten fish bc of the polluted river. The colorful homes are interesting, but it's only about the length of a football field and no one actually lives there. It's all just for show to attract tourists. The whole time you're there, people in costumes are trying to get you to pay them to take photos with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main 'sites' in La Boca have been turned into a tourist trap. Overcrowded streets and ridiculously inflated prices. Having said that, the colourful buildings are worth a look and it may be possible to go earlier or later in the day to avoid extreme crowds. We walked around the entire neighbourhood and did not feel at all unsafe, however,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it here. We went with the kids and grandparents on a bus tour. because we were so scared to go there on our own after reading the bad reviews. We loved La Boca. You are seduced into the atmosphere by the music, the smells and the people. A few streets are full or restaurants and tourist shops. and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though it's very touristic, La Boca is a must-see neighborhood for it's colorful and lively design and interesting little shops. Enjoy the Boca Juniors stadium too!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My advice is DONT GO at all. We made a special rip in a cab to go here as it had been hyped up. We walked the tow main streets and it gave me the creeps. The people who work the restaurants and try to lure you in were very seedy characters. Ok so they have dancers out the front.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The neighbourhood of La Boca is one of the poorer neighbourhoods of Buenos aires - having been established by Italian Immigrants from Genoa. I'm a bit confused by this listing as most people seem to be commenting on it's key attraction - that of the colourful street of Caminito which is a street museum located in the heart of La... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi and arrived at La Boca early ... 9.15am and while the shops were still opening up we found it great to wander around without hundreds of others there. Great people watching territory and fantastic service at the café (at the start of Caminito street) that we frequented. Interesting, colourful and entertaining. The street vendors we encountered... More 

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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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