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Address: Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza y Magallanes | (La Vuelta de Rocha promenade), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Colorful and traditional, this walkway in the La Boca area is dominated by...
Colorful and traditional, this walkway in the La Boca area is dominated by tango dancers and artisans.
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A very touristy area but worth the time. With a little imagination you can see the way the harbor area once was (and in the surrounding neighborhood, more so). It is charming and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A very touristy area but worth the time. With a little imagination you can see the way the harbor area once was (and in the surrounding neighborhood, more so). It is charming and even if you don't care about history, it is colorful and plenty of things to see without spending a cent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I went here expecting a well preserved area, but found it to be small and not well preserved. Lots of work is needed by the authorities here to get the neighborhood to look as it once were. Arts, food and live shows are good, thou. Go inside a bar and spend some time hearing Tango and eating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It's all about Tango! There are many legends and traditions surrounding the dance - this is where you can learn all about it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit in "La Boca", painted houses, art and tango surround you and make you feel in a special atmosphere. Just be a little careful as there are many tourists and also some thieves

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Caminito is a nice place to visit. If you are not a Buenos Aires expert, or you have any accent, try to go with a Tour. Stay on the tourist side, getting a block away can become a problem. The area is surrounded by poverty and some times they get advantage of tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A must see when in Buenos Aires but be careful because it's not in the safest neighborhood. A visit to Buenos Aires would not be complete without seeing the birthplace of Tango. You will see many street performers dancing tango but don't take their picture because these dancers only pose for a fee (it's how they make their living). It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Yes these two streets are colorful,but it isn't a good reason to visit an unpleasant area. I never felt comfortable in Boca,and these two streets didn't relieve my trepidation. I wouldn't bother visiting here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

La boca - caminito ve cevresine gitmeyin, gunduz vakti silahli soygun olaylari oluyor. Sofor bizi uyardigi halde gittik ve basimiza geldi. Don't go La boca - caminito and near areas, robbery with gun in broad day light !! not just for us, too many. They have many tourist traps, you wont lose anything if you skip this downtown !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This contrived neighbourhood, which is very close to the Boca Juniors stadium, is not very big. It is centered around two streets lined with low to mid end restaurants catering to people want to catch a meal and enjoy the dancing of tango dancers doing a decent job of showing a little bit of talent. It is mainly terraces which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Yes this area is touristy and it does feel that way but I'm still glad I went there. It's worth the visit to see it, take a few photos of the colourful buildings and then there's lots of places to buy souvenirs if you want any and then leave. The area surrounding is a bit dodgy so don't go wandering... 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.