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La Boca

Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4309-4700
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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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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
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Reviewed 1 week ago

La Boca is beautiful, striking and a real part of BA's heritage, so a definite must see. However, it feels very touristy and you are continually badgered by people selling their wares. I felt like I was going to get pick pocketed at any moment....More

1  Thank aph1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved loved loved it here. The colorful houses, cafes, patios, shops had a vibe and charm all of its own. We really enjoyed the music, tango dancers and environment in general. I’d advise you be alert to your environment from a safety perspective like you...More

Thank Harbridgetrek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit in the day time. old brightly painted building &little shops and cafe. Lots a Tango Dances who want ti have a photo with you for a fee.

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with Buenos Aires Free Walks (although this one cost $200 each). Very touristy but the walk was good with plenty of historical info. I now know why BA thinks it is the home of pizza!. Worth a visit as photos are colourful. Only...More

Thank BoydWright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is a center for tango. We were told not to go there on our own... We had plenty of time on our tour for walking around the neighbourhood and enjoying the architecture, murals, street artists, and shops. Very lively and unique!

Thank Pamehla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to La Boca - Caminito (area) on our final day in Buenos Aires. We were told that La Boca is not a safe part of town by the locals and though the surroundings by the actual stadium might not be safe, the Caminito...More

Thank Amit R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took bus 29 from Plaza de Mayo to get to La Boca. It was a good way to also see some normal streets in this part of the town and not only the touristy mainstream. Arriving at the Caminito the picture changed drastically and...More

Thank Markus W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Wednesday morning we walked a lengthy distance to get here and then couldn’t really see what was so special about this neighbourhood. It’s probably necessary to go on a tour for this one because going independently meant that we were just wandering around...More

1  Thank Aussie_Binturong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited La Boca as part of a day tour , the area around the few main tourist streets didn’t feel safe however the main tourist area has a strong police presence and I would recommend to stay within this area when investigating the quaint cobble...More

Thank Ozboyz22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took advantage of extremely good weather to visit La Boca and well worth the taxi ride. Was a pleasure to wander and visit the colourful and attractive narrow streets with their food venders and shops of all sorts many with a local artisan flavour. Tango...More

Thank Jim H
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
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2 April 2017|
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Response from Bruno K | Reviewed this property |
La Boca is ok during day time and there is a taxi stand near by. Stay where the tourists are and just be careful. Enjoy.
Yoav Z
18 January 2017|
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Response from parikshar | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi to la Boca and back
17 December 2016|
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Response from KodoDrummer | Reviewed this property |
The "Pink House" isn't much of a tourist attraction. More tourists would go to Recoleta to walk around than La Boca.