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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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+54 11 4309-4700

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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A fun place to walk through

The buildings are wonderful to take photos of, along with the tango dancers who are scattered around the streets.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't forget to bring your camera when you go there. The colours will make you happy when you walk around there. Suggested to spare some times for a meal or coffee at the restaurants, and most of them have tango show.

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San Jose
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's so colorful and murals everywhere. Every interesting. Not the safest neighborhood to go in the evening. Go during daytime. Lots of souvenir shops. They also do currency exchange. Our guide recommended that we went there to exchange money, thought would get a better rate, but not true. A good place to buy souvenir. You can spend anywhere from 30... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt this area was a pleasant surprise after uptown sleek BA. The buildings are colorful and as tacky as it may sound it was really delightful getting dressed up and posing for pictures doing the tango

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For my husband, this was an amazing place to be, I'm not that football interested, so a stadium is a stadium, but it was emotional for my better half!

Nokomis, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This neighborhood still stands as it did when many Italian immigrants came to Argentina. They settled in this area, and their traditions are still obvious. Wonderful place to visit and for eating and this is where tango was born.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buildings are wonderful to take photos of, along with the tango dancers who are scattered around the streets.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There really is nothing interesting to see to be honest- the main two streets are filled with restaurants and shops aimed only for tourists, and I felt incredibly uncomfortable walking around and we left after a 10 minute stroll. There are no tube stops in La Boca, so you can only take a taxi (Uber is approx 200 pesos from... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before we went to Buenos Aires, we had always heard that La Boca is a dangerous place especially if you walk on the back streets, however we got out of the bus at the entrance of the region and walk through the neighbourhood and we experienced no disturbance. Of course, it can also be our chance but I must say... More 

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Toledo, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the must in Buenos Aires even though it became a little bit turistic. I guess the surrounding streets can be found the BA soul but honestly the couple of streets around Caminito are so filled with tourists and venders working for their pesos...it felt more like a touist area.With that aside though the colorful streets are a fun... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not a lot to do in BA - don't take my word for it. On the list of the top ten things to do in BA about half way down is a day trip to Uruguay. La Boca is certainly on the list and deservedly so. It was an enjoyable way to kill about half a day. Make sure... 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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