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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 541143094700
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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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Let's call it what it is, a tourist trap. It's still nice to visit

Some smart marketing person turned a run down part of the city and advertised it as a tourist destination. The bright colors of the buildings are nice, but everything else screams... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jaimeelsabio
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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the first monent I felt in love with Buenos Aires but La Boca was a complete dissapointment to me:-( the houses are painted in colour but the colour has faded and the district is stinky of dogs ' excrements:-( it does not look like shown in the guidebooks at all.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

La Boca is a smaller dirtier version of San Telmo to the North, and all the more worth the visit for this. Some of the old buildings are just beautiful, and the touristy coloured houses a great place to wander even if it is just a tourist trap. We visited on a football match day, and it was great to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to La Boca with a walking tour guide. Was told not to visit after lunch or at night. Only 2-3 streets are dedicated to tourist. Still got a good overview of the history from the guide. Worth spending 2 hours to walk around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind of a tourist trap with brightly painted shoppes and eateries. An all artist street (history is intriguing) and some Tango establishments. The fresh squeezed juice from the side of the road was welcoming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some smart marketing person turned a run down part of the city and advertised it as a tourist destination. The bright colors of the buildings are nice, but everything else screams tourist. There are a few non-tourist stores but most sell typical tourist stuff. It's a nice place to people watch. Walk a few blocks away from the tourist blocks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in San Telmo and was told I could walk to La Boca. Don't! I did not feel safe, even on a major road (Avenida Alte Brown). Take the bus (29, 64 go to/from Plaza de Mayo) or a taxi. Having said that, I was glad to have gone. The colours on the houses of Caminito were beautiful, especially... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once upon a time, probably La Boca where a characteristic and beautiful place. Nowadays you can find just couple of very touristic streets and then a lot of dangerous places. It was simply a delusion .. or maybe I had too high expectations

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area of Buenos Aires is bursting with history and their truly is something different on each corner you take. With La Bombenera and El Caminito this is an area that should be high on the lost for anyone visiting Burnos Aires. We did have someone attempt to gain access to our taxi as we were leaving. It was a...different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A must-do while in Buenos Aires! The colourful houses and people around El Caminito should be experienced by all tourists. The walk around the roads surrounding El Caminito provide a unique insight into life in this part of town. Just keep an eye on your belongings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This place is a usual pilgrimage for any traveller to BA. Mzake you way through the brightly coloured streets. There are some good photo opportunities. Is yous want to make your way to the football stadium be aware as its very rough.

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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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