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“Tourist Trap”
Review of 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.
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Find a dirty smelly not so safe neighborhood, paint some old crappy houses bright colors throw in hundreds of tourist shops and overpriced restaurants and you have La Boca. Theres a lot more cooler Neigborhoods in Buenos Aires to check out like Palermo and the downtown waterfront area so no need to waste time here.

If you decide to eat there be careful because they add propina, servicio de mesa and impuestos on top of quoted prices so its a lot more expensive.

Visited August 2014
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Bristol, UK
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“Tourist Tat Heaven”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you want the entire tourist tat possible in one place, then this is THE place. We went here on a Saturday afternoon and there was also a market set up. Aside from all the souvenirs, there are plenty of arts and crafts displayed in the shops and at stalls in the street. The surrounding buildings are the famous ones that you find on postcards all over the city, very colourful! It's also where Tango first started, so there are many performers dancing in the street. I found this place to be very vibrant and loved getting all of my souvenirs and presents from here.

We actually got a taxi to take us here as the Subte doesn’t come close. Our hotel told us to not go further than the football stadium and then we would be perfectly safe. Obviously, you need to watch out for pickpockets, and I wouldn't come here at night. However, there are loads of tourists about so you definitely feel safe. We then got a taxi from the organised taxi station back out of the area.

A really lovely part of BA to visit and so different from the rest.

Visited July 2014
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“Colourful”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice to walk around, but not much else. Only visited the area as I wanted a tour of Boca Junior's stadium.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles
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“Vibrant and Fun”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Whereas the rest of Buenos Aires feels like Europe, La Boca is one of the few spots that feels different due to the fact that it's one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and the birthplace of tango. It's a bit touristy, but if you look past that, you can enjoy the vibrance of this unique neighborhood. Don't leave Buenos Aires without visiting!

Visited July 2014
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Akureyri, Iceland
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“A lovely tourist-trap!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Of course you have to realize that you're heading to the most touristy part of the city! I knew that before I went there but I still really enjoyed it, the houses are so bright and lively and so are the people and the tango-dancers in the streets! Be aware of the pick-pockets though and you'll be fine.

Visited August 2013

Visited August 2013
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