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La Boca

Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4309-4700
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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.
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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A colourful and cultural enriched place should not be missed. Viewing colourful and artistic balcony buildings, tasting Empanadas with a cup of Argentinian coffee, dining in restaurants serving Argentinian foods with Tango dance performance, and visiting the museum and souvenir shops are some alluring activities....More

Thank michaelwong2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully colourful barrio in this vibrant city. Yes it’s quite touristy, but it still well worth a visit. There are many arty shops, bars, restaurants and cafes and a vibrant atmosphere. You will see many tango dancers at the restaurants to help drum up business!...More

Thank Woolif
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca is a quirky and culturally rich neighborhood with colorful buildings, nice little cafes, and tons of tourist shops. Make sure you visit and walk down Caminito. Don't forget to take pictures! It has some amazing art and is easily the most colorful barrio...More

Thank mforner94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint town with some history, open air market and restaurants with street side dining. The city is spending money on upgrades to the sidewalks and upkeep of the area since my last visit in Dec 2015.

Thank vernonexit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to La Boca as part of a city tour and it was definitely worth it. The colourful buildings started out of necessity, but now tourists from all over the world are drawn to this stunning area. Also, it's definitely the best place for...More

Thank Alexandra J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tango Street dancers caught our attention as we stopped in on a walk through BA. It is a charming area, but be aware that it is somewhat touristy. I believe that cruise ships might have this as an excursion, and if you are on foot...More

Thank RNJV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than the brightly-colored houses that you can take some photos with, I don’t imagine it’s a place that any locals would come and visit. The whole place feels like a mock-up tourist setup, with some restaurants and souvenir shops. One could easily walk through...More

1  Thank sammyguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go to BA I take a newcomer to see La Boca during the late afternoon. This last trip there was only one tango partners dancing. While seedy I think it is still worth spending an hour in this colorful two streets where...More

Thank Tonytravelkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was ROBBED in La Boca for all my documents and photo camera worth app. 2.000 USD. Guys on a bike came to me from from behind and took my backpack threatening me with a GUN and third was robbing my wife for her purse...More

2  Thank Tomáš H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to checkout this neighborhood that I had heard about with its vibrant colors. Great to see and spend 30-45 minutes in to walk around the two tourist streets. Be mindful of the tango dancers who will want a fee and it will vary...More

Thank Shawn R
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.