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“La Boca & Caminito = Tango”
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La Boca
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Yes its touristy, but, i'm a tourist and i love argentine tango and the music, so i loved it here !
It's busy, very colourful, full of shops selling souvenirs, cafes where you can watch dancers and listen to the music.
A great place to take colourful photos and spend a couple of hours.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

If you travel to Buenos Aires, you have to visit the La Boca neighbourhood! While it's a must if you like football (soccer), it's a nice and very picturesque place to visit. Home of the world-famous Boca Juniors club (the stadium is just a few blocks away), the place is all about the country's passion for the sport, the fanatism for Diego Maradona and tango.

The streets are packed with artists showcasing their work, tango singers & dancers and small restaurants and parrillas where you can enjoy a local meal.

Formerly a neighbourhood where the italian immigrants lived right after coming from Europe, the place looks pretty much as it did a century ago. But while there's the usual tourist shops and restaurants, if you walk a couple of 100s of meters around Caminito, you'll see the real thing: there's people still living in those wood and coloured-tin buildings!

Also, there's a nice museum just meters away from Caminito: Fundación PROA. Fantastic architecture! The tickets are cheap and it's really nice to go to the top floor and have something to eat & drink enjoying the view of the Riachuelo river.

If you dare, don't miss going on a Sunday where Boca plays at their stadium (also called La Bombonera). The fanatics and their outfits create an unbelievable circus, a show in itself!

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

The La Boca area is know for its colorful building built by Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. It is now a well-known tourist attraction. For us it was worth the cab ride from Palermo to take a walk along brightly colored area and have lunch at one of the restaurants that feature tango shows. It seems to me that the menus were all pretty much the same (basically anything you can think of) and the hawkers try to get you to sit down at their place, we sought out a restauant wth an open table near the "stage" and ordered some sandwhiches and wine.
The tango dancers are surprisingly good (given that they basically work for tips that you put in the passed hat) and the limited room to move. It is a fun way to spend an early afternoon.
By the way, mre than one person told us that it is not a safe ares to be in at night.

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Great for the day time but we who live in BA do not go there at night as it is very dangerous. It is made for tourist so if you like that kind of stuff then go for it.

Thank Charlie S
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

It's in the old part of town and that legacy is it's main attraction. It sits in the shadow of the Boca Juniors soccer stadium and is geared fairly and squarely at the tourist industry-nick-nack shops, outdoor restaurants, colourful buildings, on street tango and a plethora of touts creates a bustle of overstimulating hard sell, but you will come away with lots of Argentine and Buenos Aires souvenirs to satisfy everyone at home.

Thank MurrayDurban
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