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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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The famous Boca

One of the first suburbs in Buenos Aires. You can still see some of the old buildings, what actually survived the many fires. It also houses the famous Boca Juniors Stadium. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit while in Buenos Aires. It's a small area but colorful, historic and quaint. It does have its touristy places but it's worth walking the area. I bought a beautiful necklace with the pink Argentinian stone... A very different and cool place to visit!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you want art, history and the begining of where Buenos Aires accepted new arrivals, go to La Boca.....a small section of old harbor that tells the history of the mix of people who made Argentina what it is today. I cannot get enough of their little metal houses, the artists on the street and the feel of being back... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

It's all well and good saying that you should be aware of your surroundings, but there is sod all you can do when a guy jumps out of a car and starts pointing a gun at you, which is exactly what happened to my partner and I last Sunday (21 June 2015) in La Boca. We were a block away... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

One of the first suburbs in Buenos Aires. You can still see some of the old buildings, what actually survived the many fires. It also houses the famous Boca Juniors Stadium. It is a must visit when in Buenos Aires..

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Amazing attraction. you might go for a tour inside the club. very clean and organized.then you see the houses and street full of life and football love. you can watch the tango dance while you having your lunch or dinner. i love it

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a neat area to stroll around, grab a snack or drink and take some photos. The colors of the buildings are neat and not to be missed. As always, be mindful of your belongings. We took the bus to and from the area without a hitch.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This section of Buenos Aires has a great atmosphere for fun. The colors of the buildings, the statues, the shopping and eating opportunities make it worth the visit. Some of the vendors can be a little aggressive so beware of that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

people have the impression that when u say La Boca, its just the stadium... nope u got it wrong. try walking some more to feel the artsy fartsy hippie classic ambiance... a few blocks is the caminito where u can find different cafes and restaurants, people dancing salsa... colorful houses and souvenir shop & artists by the streets waiting for... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

La Boca retains a strong European influence, with many of its early settlers being from Italy. Boca is probably best known as the home of the world renowned football club Boca Juniors. The club plays their home matches in the Estadio Alberto J Armando. La Boca has colourful houses and a pedestrian street, the Caminito where tango artists perform and... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

La Boca is the home of the working class, bohemian artists, rabid soccer fans, and tango artists. You can find tango dancers on every corner. Colorful buildings

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Address: Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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.