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Address: Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4309-4700
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Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous...

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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Fun for a few hours

we ubered it to La Boca. It is a fun place to walk around and buy some trinkets and trash. Plenty of bars and restaurants too. We went around noon and felt totally safe. Our hotel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a rainy day which meant that there were very few people out and about. So the weather really does change the experience for this location. The sunnier the better. This is a place where you can buy your souvenirs and eat at restaurants with tango dancers surrounding you. So it is quite touristy. I recommend taking a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here twice - once in 2010 and once just now, six years later. Area is swarming with tourist buses and shops, with everything aimed at tourists. Buildings are beautiful and it's worth a quick visit there for the photos, but would stay longer than an hour or two Other parts of the city are more interesting and authentic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited this place a few times as I used to live in BA for a while and it is a must see place even for a few hours. Yes it is very touristy but it's part of history its where Maradona used to play and it has world famous football stadium. We visited it during the day and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we ubered it to La Boca. It is a fun place to walk around and buy some trinkets and trash. Plenty of bars and restaurants too. We went around noon and felt totally safe. Our hotel advised us to not be there after 6PM.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's touristy, but La Boca is a cool and colourful barrio to walk around in and people watch. Tango dancers, antique shops, art galleries, restaurants abound. Definitely worth a few hours to explore and soak it all in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disclaimer : I love Touristy Destinations. Strongly recommend that any tourist who doesn't mind touristy locations, come to La Boca. The food, the tango dancers, the street vendors, all give a great ambiance. The buildings are beautiful. A must see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Boca is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Buenos Aires. It is an old immigrant quarter. Here you will find small colored houses where the Italian immigrants from the ending of the 19th century used to live. It is also the heart of Tango. Tango dancers will meet you in the street and propose you a lesson... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Boca is a must-see if you're passing through Buenos Aires for business or pleasure, alone or with friends and family. I decided at the last minute to spend the last 3 hours of my Buenos Aires business week in La Boca on the Saturday and no regrets! It was a great way to close off a quick trip that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old zinc buildings are painted in bright colors. 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. It is an utter tourist trap but still worth going for a hour or so.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Caminito La Boca, which is where supposedly all the painted buildings are that come out in pictures so nice. The Caminito itslef is a very short street (takes less than 5 minutes to walk it) where some artists sell paintings and some buildings are painted in vibrant coloiurs (blue and red, most predominantly). However aside from... More 

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La Boca
A neighbourhood defined by its immigrant roots, La Boca still maintains this past alive in its streets today. Due to its proximity to the river, the neighbourhood 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, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colourful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.
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