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Fundacion Proa

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La Boca
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Address: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929. La Boca, Buenos Aires C1169AAD, Argentina
Phone Number: 114 104 1000
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Excellent view in a nice enviroment

This is a exceptional place. They usually have interesting exposition. You can have a nice cup of coffee with a exceptional view of "La Boca". The place is cozy, it has nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Recife, PE

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Recife, PE
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a exceptional place. They usually have interesting exposition. You can have a nice cup of coffee with a exceptional view of "La Boca". The place is cozy, it has nice couches in the terrace. You can also have meals. But just a coffee and the view pays the visit. You can also go, just for the view, there... More 

Thank sorgud
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After coming in from the riotous colours of La Boca, I initially found this place a little odd, all clean and shiny and white. But once I focused on the interesting exhibits it revealed it true worth. We enjoyed both floors, but I particularly liked the exhibition on Forensics and its use in challenging state practices - I learned so... More 

Thank Greenwithenvy
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for things to do in La Boca aside from the touristy Caminito, and I'm so glad we decided to visit Proa. When we were there, the excellent Jeremy Deller show was up, and we spent hours taking in all the work. Lunch upstairs in the cafe was excellent, and with a great view.

Thank Signe Y
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location, architecture, interior design of this museum make it really a worth-seeing place. When we visited, there were 3 exhibitions and especially the "Forensic Architecture" exhibition was for me mind-boggling. All staff speak good English and provide you sufficient information about the content. Don't miss the lovely designed bookshop inside as well as the nice terrace overlooking the river and... More 

Thank bunraku
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Proa is great - the cafe on the roof serves good food. You should also visit Popa after Proa. Go to the end of Caminito, turn left, continue past the railway - keep on the left side until you see a building with a door on which there is a small sign saying POPA. A bit difficult to find, but... More 

Thank Stensholm
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At the time we went there wasn't an artist that we knew or were interested in, but still went for a walk through. Tuesdays are free with a student ID so we thought why not! We had lunch at the cafe and enjoyed our afternoon outside on the cafe's deck.

Thank Christine J
Chicago, Il
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Cafe is located on top floor, service was very slow, so do not go there if you want to be served right away. Limited choices but good prices. Place is clean and you get a nice view

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Very interesting and progressive expression of art. I found the temporary exhibition on forensic archaeology the most interesting and would definitely recommend a visit

Thank jayman19
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a very interesting museum of contemporary art - well worth a visit. Also boasts an excellent art book store, and a pleasant cafe/cafeteria on the top floor with a good view of the harbor area. I'm not a fan of La Boca - there is one block of faux-quaint character (lined with schlocky tourist shops), one horribly over-priced... More 

Thank JTB1239
Lodz, Poland
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225 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This beautiful simple building doesntreally match to the rest of La Boca neighbourhood but is a great place to step in. bright, elegant and very minimalistic interiors are cosy at the same time. Excibiotions change quite often but you can always just get to the top of the building and have a seat in the sofa on a great terrace... 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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