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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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This is a cute colourful area to visit with a street that has a lot of shops and restaurants with live tango. Great atmosphere but very touristy. Unless you want to buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a cute colourful area to visit with a street that has a lot of shops and restaurants with live tango. Great atmosphere but very touristy. Unless you want to buy souvenirs or have lunch with live tango, then there is not much to see here apart from the very few colourful buildings. There are also several statues of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We did a city tour with a taxi, passing there, where we stopped and walked for 15 minutes. The stadium is famous, and some buildings have been painted in bright colors to give life and appeal to this poor area. There are too many souvenir shops. We didn't have security problems like other travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Full of Tango dancers, guitar players, full of the weird & wonderful Argentine life size cartoon character's & much much more. I couldn't possible explain what the excellent atmosphere is with the exception of if you are in BA & you don't come here you will have defiantly missed a high point. Be aware of a slight con if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Just a very small colorful street, just do not expect much. Local ppl say it's dangerous place so be careful, you can go by taxi or bus 152 Restuarents there are over priced, but you can find a place to buy some gifts from :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place is meant to be Dangerous, but if you go to Buenos Aires and want to listen to and watch live tango shows amongst (really attractive) Argentinian football fans while having a beer and Spanish omelette with fries....and if you like colourful buildings....you must visit this place. Just don't walk on your own and look like a lost tourist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Of course, many tourists come here. Allegedly, tango was invented here. The neighborhood is right along the water. Each of the buildings is painted in one or more bright colors. A tradition that started due to the poor working class origins of the neighborhood. People bought the least expensive paint they could afford in leftovers which often were in these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited this place on 10th March as part of our city tour. The houses were painted in different colors and the balconies were complete with statues of pimps and prostitutes of a bygone era! Very touristy and very Hollywood, something straight from the film Irma La Douce! We spent some time in a curios shop and at that time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not the safest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, so maybe avoid going there at night (unless some locals are taking you to a party!). The colorful buildings along El Caminito are beautiful and you can't miss the Bombonera!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bit of a tourist trap but some interesting shops and colourful buildings with a nice atmosphere. Don't stray off the main streets. Wouldn't eat here either, much better options in San Telmo etc for the authentic BA experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

LaBoca can be appreciated when you know the history of this place. Read up about this place before you go there. Try some local food as you watch the live Tango shows which are all along the main street.

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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.