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El Viejo Mercado de la Boca

Iberlucea 1061 | Olavarria, Buenos Aires 1602, Argentina
+54 9 11 6123-4297
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Tourist Market

This market seems to be the 'go to' market for most tours coming to La Boca. Every tour bus seemed... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
Nice Market

The old market of La Boca is pretty nice with some interesting shops and characters. Worth coming... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
TravelReviewer1983
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London, United Kingdom
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The old market of La Boca is the place for those who are lovers of history and pictorial buildings,this place that existed before 1895 is currently active.It is located 100 mts. Boca Juniors Stadium and 100 meters. Paseo de la Calle Caminito in La Boca
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Iberlucea 1061 | Olavarria, Buenos Aires 1602, Argentina
La Boca
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+54 9 11 6123-4297
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This market seems to be the 'go to' market for most tours coming to La Boca. Every tour bus seemed to park nearby and guides steered passengers to these markets. Some nice small shops and stalls selling quirky souvenirs. Definitely different. Enjoyed a coffee from...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The old market of La Boca is pretty nice with some interesting shops and characters. Worth coming in to have a look even if you don't intend to buy anything. Just watch your pockets.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place is where most the tours take you in La Boca. You can't see much here, and the museum is so so. Get out and walk around the neighborhood, it's safer than most of the tour guides say, and it's so unique you won't...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2014

This market is a tradicional place in San Telmo, open every day and with a great amount of antique stores, Good and cheap food, souvenirs etc, Some may say it is made for tourist but is not, is more for people who loves antiques, from...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Our first day in BA, we went here for lunch. Very touristy but that is what we were expecting. The lunch was fairly inexpensive the lady tango dancers were absolutely gorgeous. Others have commented that it felt unsafe, I never felt that way. Very Bohemian...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Great fun for lunch - - tango dancing, interesting shops, good food, local color.

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Reviewed 15 March 2012

dangerous and bad at night is what many places say about this place but i didnt see any of it like that provbably a bit like hackney, stick to the main bits nand your fine. I was with a group of guys, in the daytime...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

This touristy area is not particularly safe at night for non-locals, but the lovely colors of the area, where the first Italian immigrants settled, makes it worth a visit. Walk down Caminito, and see the shops and stalls

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Reviewed 12 February 2012

We visited La Boca ten years ago and really enjoyed it. After reading some reviews of it recently, I was apprehensive of going there now. However, we did it, and had a great time. The main drag was wall-to-wall tourists. We saw both tango and...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

My cab driver told me to be very careful and say my prayers around this neighborhood so I decided to just stay in the cab and take a driving tour. The main area looked very touristy and a block away it was a bit scary....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
...More
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