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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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You must visit while in BA

Colourful neighbourhood, interesting history. I had a fantastic tour guide for this neighbourhood. Great Graffiti Art in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to La Boca with a friend. The caminito is ok, but it is VERY dangerous. We walked there untroubled at 2 in the afternoon, then were coming back the same way at 3:30 via the park (next to football stadium). A man started following us, asked for the time and we said we didnt know because this is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I felt obligated to visit La Boca and the Caminito even though we read that it was a tourist trap. The colors were cool and the neighborhood around the Caminito was kind of interesting to walk through, but I think we could have skipped it and not missed out. Maybe you need a a tour to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Colourful neighbourhood, interesting history. I had a fantastic tour guide for this neighbourhood. Great Graffiti Art in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We were told not to go. Dangerous, touristy. Meh. Glad we went! We felt fine there for an hour or so on a Thursday afternoon. Plenty of taxis. Zero pick pocketing. It's just full of people wanting tourists to pay for pictures, tango lessons, and souvenirs. Cool to see the colorful buildings. Plus they really do have artists there painting.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We were told by friends that 'La Boca' is not to be missed, so we felt obligated to visit. The hotel concierge made a face when we said we wanted to go, but we went anyway. When you arrive be prepared for a sensory overload...the colors, the street tango performers pestering you to take a picture with them for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Love my time in Argentina. Enjoyed getting out into Boca. Felt safe the entire time as a foreigner with little Spanish

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

If you like colorful houses, this is definitely worth the stop. However, it is definitely catered to tourists and there are people everywhere trying to make you pay for a picture, etc. Don't need much time though and it is cute!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The area has a great history so be sure and read up on why it is important to Buenos Aires and the culture. The area is interesting but has turned into a tourist area. I would go in the am and have a cup of coffee at one of the cafes, see the buildings and artists and then move on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I really liked the colourful buildings, and graffiti. It's quite a small area, but when I decided to wander around the area I was warned not to by the police. So stay in the touristy bit and you are fine, but there is no protection outside the main area. Worth a visit for sure as it definitely has it's own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Easy to get here on the hop on hop off bus (which for a little over 30 USD is a great transportation option for a day). While the tenements have all been turnes into trinket shops, some of the shopkeepers have wonderful stories about how famikies lived here sharing kitchen space, all in small rooms. The colors and decoration are... 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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