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“Colorful, fun place to wander”

Calle Museo Caminito
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Colorful and traditional, this walkway in the La Boca area is dominated by tango dancers and artisans.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Colorful buildings, encouraging tango dancers, artwork and a lively, fun street scene all reasonably priiced.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I think Caminito will be a place that many people love and an equal number of people hate. We visited during the day. It is full of hustle and bustle certainly, although not a huge area. Many cafes/bars each with their own tango couple trying to get your interest and come in for food/drinks. We had no problem taking pictures of any of these. There are individual tango couples in the streets who will try and get some money for a picture yes but these have nothing to do with the cafes, so like every tourist area you just need to keep your wits about you and understand what you are getting in to when someone seems to offer you something !!!.

There are very colourful buildings/signs/murals. These are a must for anyone who is a keen photographer. We travelled there using the tourist bus which was a quite easy way to get back and forth. there are also many taxis.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Specially the way the poor neighboohood was constructed, the way the houses were built, telling a little bit the history of the poor immigrants, hard to see in other place, were monuments are normally associated with wealthy social classes.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I visited this twice, once on a tour and once with a local friend. The area is not safe and tourists must remember this!! It is a tourist trap and things are over priced. If taking photos watch out, you will most likely we asked for payment if taking a snap of the tango dancers. The guy who is a Maradonna look alike is believable but he makes a living out of those taking snaps.

The shops are expensive and a lot of tour guides are keen to recommend certain ones - you understand why! The streets are small and are cobblestoned so wear walking shoes and watch out for your belongings. We encountered a rough element on my second visit but fortunately I was with a local and was duly warned. If buying postcards and stamps here there is a posting point near where the tourist bus stops, this is only one of two I managed to find in BA while on tours.

Enjoyed a great coffee though at a place near the railways lines which was linked to a small indoor shopping stop, this was the only positive point I found, however the bright colorful multi level houses are quaint enough and artists selling their wares beneath are worth a second look if you are looking for that kind of thing.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have mixed feelings about this place. It is both authentic and a tourist trap. The colorful houses, the old people playing music in the streets are very pleasant; however, the tango dancers litteraly grabbing you to dance a few seconds with them and take a pause for a photo are not. In order to avoid this, it is better to go there by yourself and try to melt in (meaning: no fancy clothes or cameras out). However, this is not a safe neighborhood, so it is still safer to go with a guided tour, and just try to imagine the place without the tourist traps.

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