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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The buildings are interesting & the graffiti is very nice but it is touristy. We were told not to wander from the main tourist street because it is dangerous. Therefore you are left with shopping & taking pictures on that street. On the bus we were able to see a few things in the neighborhood.

1  Thank annettep456
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really deserve to be visited especially El Caminito. Is "El Barrio" most wonderful of Buenos Aires but is also quite dangerous. I ask the local police and they did not suggest me to go there in the night. The right time if from 10AM to 05PM I don't suggest to go there later. Full of colors and a lot Tango (take care the dancer will try to ask you money any moment).

Thank Ataualpa70
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well for sure “La Boca” is a tourist trap by day. But then again I am a tourist so it was worth the trip today to see all these crazy colors. The original birthplace of Tango and now a place where a gringo with $10 can have his photo staged with a beautiful senorita. Lots of shops and overpriced restaurants and even a floor show or two with tango dancers working for tips. A great day but as I understand it, don't be around after dark. Lots of street art on this one. Enjoy

Thank SierraPilot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vibrant neighborhood that has become a major tourist attraction. Tango dancers in the streets , lots of souvenir shops, wild and colorful architecture plus interesting "sculptures", plenty of food and drink. Worth some time if you don't mind it being a blatant tourist trap . seemed very safe, although very crowded. Guard your wallet, camera, and purse!

Thank JohnandJaneS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has all the trappings of a, well, tourist trap. The overpriced bars and cafes. The multitude of souvenir shops. The street vendors. The balloon magician. It all seems created and curated to take your money. However, if you try and look past that and look at the history of the neighbourhood, and appreciate it for the non-european influences (that most of Buenos Aires is chock full of) you can really have a nice time. Also, if you like taking photos, there are so many colourful homes, walls, murals, patios and more to capture. It is almost an instagram paradise.

We went a couple hours before sunset and as it got later, it did feel a little bit sketchy. Nothing major but just felt it could be prime area for pickpockets. We had no trouble however.

I am glad I saw it but if you have a limited time in Buenos Aires, I suggest skipping it. If you are going to go, go for the pretty colours OR take an organized walking tour where you can hear the history of the area.

Thank TylerS30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very unique feel, with something different to look at in every direction. One of the most memorable things I’ve see. I love this area of the city. I would expect everyone who goes to Buenos Aires to make sure they go and see it

Thank imharrydietrich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into colonial architecture, this is the place to go .. simply fantastic .. most of the buildings are made of hand carved stone with huge wooden doors and hand wrought iron hinges .. over half are in pretty bad repair, but so what, they're really amazing works or craftsmanship .. some are brightly painted, some are not .. almost all buildings have unbelievable murals painted on them .. definitely worth a ride through the streets

Thank mike g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Boca is a popular and safe tourist shopping area in Buenos Aires.

Expect to find tourist souvenirs and no real crafts or arts.

There are also several small restaurants.

Thank SavantIII_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This neighbourhood is famous. If you love football, this is the home to one of Argentina’s big clubs: Boca Juniors.

The stadium itself isn’t that impressive: now very old tired. But I guess it’s the Mecca for football here.

The neighbourhood is also known for its colourful, corrugated dwellings, that were home to the dock workers that provides the gateway to this famous city.

The brightly coloured buildings do offer a few, nice photo opportunities but overall, it’s way too touristy. The shops sell tatty memorabilia that overwhelms the setting. It’s spoilt because of this.

I’m reluctant to recommend a visit to this quartier because it is so touristy and tatty.

It’s not very safe at night time bar a few streets with restaurants. Best go by taxi in and out.

Thank Xplor138
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe this isn't rated better 3 times in BA 3 times here!
I love the vibe the color the history and passion of this neighborhood one of the oldest on BA!
A must when in the city you won't regret it.

1  Thank bukagirl
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