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Address: Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza y Magallanes | (La Vuelta de Rocha promenade), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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It is a must. Although it is crowded by tourist... you have to go at least once in your life. The real "La Boca" is in nearby streets.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a must. Although it is crowded by tourist... you have to go at least once in your life. The real "La Boca" is in nearby streets.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went down this street on a free walking tour. It's definitely colorful and fun/ iconic from the guidebooks. However, our guide said that it was mainly built for tourists and isn't how anyone lives now or lived at the time it represents. This being said, I still enjoyed it, but it does not fill up much time. Also, be... More 

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Woods Hole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here (couple) with our Spanish tutor who spent 4 hours on the history, language, drinking espresso, watching tango and poking around the shops and mini monuments and plaques giving local history. Anyone the least interested in history would find a lot here. Lots of big tour buses drive thru with little interaction so there you have the two... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights from our trip to Buenos Aires. All the guidebooks warn about safety in the area but we didn't feel any sort of unease. We went on a Sunday and had a lovely day. Cute local artists and plenty of camera toting tourists around.

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Peachland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Colourful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminito, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. Lots of markets, a great place to see how BA began with locals. It is also a popular place for political rants. Not a place to go in the evening! A lot of petty theft.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Caminito is, for Buenos Aires, what Charles Bridge is for Prague or the Tour Eiffel is for Paris: you must go there or you haven't gone to the city. Caminito is colourful, joy, a place to keep inside you. Sit in a bar, have a beer or a glass of wine (Malbec, if red, Sauvignon Blanc, if White) and see... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of La Boca neighborhood this area became very tourist due to its simple and collorful houses and of course due to the Football/Boca Junior supporters. To be honest I do not see anything that made this place a must who visit Buenos Aires. Traps restaurants that pretend to offer the traditional food and culture (yes there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For many travellers including myself the area of Cominito represents a 'must visit' while in Buenos aires due to it's iconic photographic colourful buildings and historical links to the establishment of the tango. It's located in the very poor suburb of La Boca which was built by Italian immigrants from Genoa. Once a landfill it was restored in the 1960s... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love architecture especially in foreign lands. It's a really interesting small area cluster of corrugated brightly colored buildings. But then it's just flooded with touristy souvenir shops selling fridge magnets n postcards n gaucho ponchos. What a shame.... It could have been a lovelier set up.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there is historical significance to Caminito (which we appreciated), it is really "much ado about nothing" ! As our travel book suggested we should not miss it, we took a taxi from the city-center and made our way with anticipation. The area is jammed with tourists who are accosted by locals dressed as quasi tango dancers asking to take... 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.
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