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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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I enjoyed walking through La Boca and taking photos. The shops were not special but plentiful. There are tango dancers at the outside cafes, service is spotty. We waited quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Simi Valley, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We were in La Bocca for just a short time and wished we had more to visit it. Extremely colourful area with street performers and restaurants with live music and dancing. Bocca is also famous for its Stadium. Beautiful place with painted walls. This a an old part of the town with some of the corrugated tin old houses preserved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed walking through La Boca and taking photos. The shops were not special but plentiful. There are tango dancers at the outside cafes, service is spotty. We waited quite a while for our pizzas. I'm told the area closes down at night as it isn't safe. We had an English speaking local guide take us around La Boca for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

OK it's very touristy but it's a great place to spend a couple of hours browsing the streets and markets. There are plenty of bars and restaurants for lunch or just a drink. Wouldn't recommend visiting in the evenings as we have been told it can get a bit hairy..!! Boca football stadium just a short walk away.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

La Boca was such a unique looking neighborhood. The brightly painted homes are different, and although touristy, it's still an interesting area. It's worth a visit if you have a few days in BA and you can catch a number of buses (152) close enough to Caminito that you'll never feel unsafe. The police presence is noticable so enjoy wondering... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

i have born in Buenos Aires, and live abroad since 2001 , I went back after 8 years to show my husband my country ,,,what happend was shocking , a gang of 10 young man attacked us with knives ,rob us and threaten to kill us, the police told us if I value my love not to come any longer... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Whilst Buenos Aires was not one of the most outstanding cities I have visited, La Boca was a must see with its brightly coloured buildings and lively tango fuelled atmosphere. There is a lot of tourist tat to be had but also some genuinely good local art. worth a visit. We were advised to arrive and leave by taxi if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Feted as an edgy, historic, part of town. We found it to be a well organised tourist trap. Plenty of junk to buy, faux dancing, police on street corners. Admittedly we didn't stray far off the beaten track. But it's not chic, its not full of local colour, its not entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

El Caminito is interesting and fun. I walked there from The Lime House hostel and enjoyed taking my time strolling around. I heeded advice packing unimportant stuff in my small backpack. Stupidly after El Caminito I went left along the water front realising quickly I was entering a favela. When I turned to retrace my route two guys approached, one... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is an old area of Buenos Aires. Went There for the colorful tin buildings. Went on a Saturday. Very Crowded,but fun.. It is hot even in March.. Some streets are shaded,but others not so much. we sat down at a restaurant and were entertained by the tango dancers and folkloric dancers. Plenty of souvenirs abound.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A visit to Buenos Aires requires a stop here, but just take a few photos, watch your pockets, and move on. The area has become "just for tourists", not a real place, but it is still interesting and fun - for a few minutes.

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