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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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Colorful and peaceful

Neighborhood with lots of history, plenty of restaurants and colorful houses to take pictures of. Perfect for a relaxing, lazy lunch. It's a bit far away from other attractions so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Campinas, SP
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took a cab (Radiotaxi) to La Boca during the afternoon, and though the ride was only ~20 min from Recoleta, it felt like we were in a different world. With vibrant colored buildings, street artists looking to sell their works (and very open to negotiate the right price), and plenty of places to eat and have a drink, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Tango in the streets, colorful buildings, historical importance, a street market - what more could you ask for? Enjoy LaBoca for a couple of hours on a sunny day - it is fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Every time i go to Buenos Aires I go to La Boca. The history and art keep me coming back each time. From people dancing tango in the heart of la boca, to little dance shows while you eat, to get amazing one of a kind art to souvenir shopping. I have bought many pieces of art in la boca.... More 

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Neighborhood with lots of history, plenty of restaurants and colorful houses to take pictures of. Perfect for a relaxing, lazy lunch. It's a bit far away from other attractions so you should either take the bus or take a taxi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Is nice to visit and hear the history of this town, the italians and the Boca Juniors club but be carefull because is a little bit dangerous (thiefs), we take a tour.

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

a very different area...great fun full of colour...take a pose with the dancers...have lunch and watch some tango dancing...fantastic...spend at least a half day here

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I can't recommend a visit to La Boca because I feel there's little worth seeing. Not only that it's a dirty neighborhood,and the river is teriblely polluted. There are so many places in Buenos Aires where one can see tango dancers in a more pleasant environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Really enjoyed the historical neighborhood experience. Colors, ambience, music, artisan shops and people were great. Worth the time to sit in sidewalk cafe, drinking or eating and watching people

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The architecture is interesting, and the souvenir shops and restaurants with tango show are very colorful. The atmosphere though, was not such that it made us feel safe, so that after a quick look we left

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We took a free walking tour around here organised through our hostel. It was an excellent place to visit. Very beautiful, although it is aimed at tourist so prices are higher.

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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.