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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.
Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
+54 11 4309-4700
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All reviews tango dancers colorful buildings football stadium bright colors soccer team tourist area italian immigrants worth a visit street vendors interesting area few blocks lots of shops area of buenos aires for sale couple of hours city tour street art
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the original birthplace of tango and where all the poor European immigrants arrived, especially from Italy. Thanks to a local painter who became rich and famous, Quinquela Martín, people were encouraged to brighten up there houses with colorful leftover boat paint. Now La...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited here as part of a tour so didn't spend as long as I'd like. There's 3 main streets of brightly coloured houses, shops and restaurants. Many of the restaurants have tango dancers putting on a show which is great to see. Apparently it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jo l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have no interest in football and was more fascinated with the wall art on the apartment blocks on the other side of the famous stadium. But the Caminito is a very colourful street and touristy with some quite expensive leather shops, but if tourists...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to admit it feels a bit as if this area is being preserved in its colourful state mostly for tourists. It is still fun to wander the streets and admire the buildings. Further from the centre they are less attractive but more authentic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank briancQ6189CQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to by souvenirs, but actually nothing special. It is peaty small and working hours are messed up, everything closes when the sun is going down

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank denislavp2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone knows that is the "touristy district" of the city, this is not hidden, but is well worth a visit. This is the neighborhood of La Bombonera Stadium, Boca Juniors, and El Caminito Street, with colorful houses, greens, yellows, reds and purples highlighting urban scenery...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short visit and enjoyed the feeling of the place. We bought some souvenir's here and the people are so very friendly. There is a bit of a market and of course the colourful buildings . Its part of the day tour so enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GS2013_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst staying in the city as a first time visitor, La Boca was one of the must visit places on our list. Loved all of the different colours, models etc and was a great area to take lots of photos! Whilst the tango performances outside...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to visit in Buenos Aires. Full of color and personality, lovely to wander around and explore

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are interesting & the graffiti is very nice but it is touristy. We were told not to wander from the main tourist street because it is dangerous. Therefore you are left with shopping & taking pictures on that street. On the bus we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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,
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April 2, 2017|
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Response from Bruno K | Reviewed this property |
La Boca is ok during day time and there is a taxi stand near by. Stay where the tourists are and just be careful. Enjoy.
Yoav Z
January 18, 2017|
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Response from parikshar | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi to la Boca and back
December 17, 2016|
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Response from KodoDrummer | Reviewed this property |
The "Pink House" isn't much of a tourist attraction. More tourists would go to Recoleta to walk around than La Boca.
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Julie K
Seattle, Washington
San Telmo (8 Replies)
We will visit San Telmo for the Sunday market, but also plan to go back on a weekday when the neighborhood is less crowded and we will have more time and space to explore the area. Are there parts of the neighborhood that locals would discourage us from walking around in? (keeping in mind normal big-city safety precautions, crime can happen anywhere, etc.) We've been told that if we go to La Boca, we should really just stick to the Caminita and not try going anywhere else; San Telmo seems...More
October 01, 2013|
Response fromScarlettO1|
Defensa is the street where the feria takes place and it is lined with wonderful antique shops , one after the other. Off of Defensa are streets with homes and cafes and shops .. There is a cafe called Cafe Rivas that you should visit ,( on Estados Unidas) I think we went there every time we were in San Telmo .. unless we went to Amici Mi . Have fun !
Football (3 Replies)
We are visiting BA in November 2006. I am struggling to find details of when the football season begins for 2006/07. If possible we would like to see La Boca Juniors butI am wondering if the next season does not start until January 2007 - am I correct that no league games are played in November ? The fixture list on the La Boca Juniors website only goes to the end of this season which seems to end in May.
April 09, 2006|
Response fromdrdisaster|
there are two seasons in Argentina.. confusing, yes. I was there last November and saw a game... scan the web and I'm sure you can find the schedule for the fall (their summer) season closer to the time.
Portland, Oregon
"Notable" Bars and Cafes in Buenos Aires (8 Replies)
I was fortunate enough to pick up a guide/map to the "Cafes y Bares Notables de Buenos Aires" and visit some of them during my last trip (Preferido de Palermo, La Biela, Las Violetas, Tortoni, & Richmond). I'd like to continue my 'quest' & visit more the next trip, but want to hear from the local experts--recognized and de facto--which are the 'jewels' & which are the 'junk' (I envision 36 Billares as nothing but cigarette-stained walls & numerous pool tables). Here's the list...More
August 31, 2006|
Response frombuenosairesexpert|
Where did you get that map of cafes??? I found a link in the city government website.Británico is reopening soon but pssibly with a different name. I would include Las Viloletas in Almagro even though is not exactly a cafe. Lo de Garcia is great and there are picadas during the weekends