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Calle Museo Caminito
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Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and...
Ranked #116 of 818 things to do in Buenos Aires
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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 September 30, 2013

I highly recommend that when you have the opportunity of go to BA, visit the Caminito, but do it with a guide, cause it's know as a not much safe area, and besides, there's a lot of interesting information about it that, in other way, you may not know.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I visited Caminito in february/2010 with my parents. In set/2013 we came back to BA and decided to go there again, because we loved Caminito back in 2010. Surprisingly, this time we got a bit disappointed: it looked kind of abandoned, decadent to us, although, to be honest, nothing looked very different.
In resumeé, it's good to get to know the Caminito, but unnecessary to go twice.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Though it is quite trsnformed, and it does not look like it was originally, it is worth a visit. You can walk the neighbourhood and take pictures, admire the old houses, the quiet streets, the rusted doors and old shops in the area. It is quite safe because there is increased vigilance and police in the area. The prices are high compared to those of an art gallery, or a restaurant in Puerto Madero or Downtown. But who cares if you are here, just enjoy it.
You can walk the area in 1 hour. If you only have 1 day to do Buenos Aires, take the Buenos Aires Bus, it takes you here.

1  Thank Zoukina
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Caminito is a brilliantly colored block of tourist shops with an emphasis on tango and tango-related memorabilia. Close to the Boca Junior Soccer stadium, it is nestled in the community of La Boca where immigrants from Italy settled to work on the docks (no longer in use).

According to our tour guide, the settlers appropriated sheet metal from the docks to build the original homes, using colorful paint to compensate for the limitations of the material. While most of the surrounding community has evolved to a more traditional style, Caminito has retained its earlier characteristics.

Caminito is not a big area and there is little of interest in the surrounding area. Street vendors abound and attractive women pretending to be the original tango dancers (prostitutes) will pose with you for photos. A variety of stores sell Argentine goods and souvenirs, including the traditional mates leaves, gourds, and straws; traditional restaurants are available. Tango is as prevalent here as everyplace in Buenos Aires. Also of note are the colorful wall paintings and the caricature statues.

We visited Caminito as part of the three hour tour of Buenos Aires; we spent about thirty minutes in the space and that was plenty of time to wander the block. It’s an interesting place but temper your expectations--if you are expecting a significant cultural immersion, it won't happen at Caminito.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Place good, but the person that thing know the big place, with news things, there, you don´t find this!! But good place to stay for one hour the maximo!! Be carefull to go at nigth, because the place is dangerous!!!

2  Thank Xibilito
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