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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.
Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
+54 11 4309-4700
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All reviews tango dancers colorful buildings football stadium bright colors italian immigrants soccer team tourist area worth a visit street vendors interesting area few blocks area of buenos aires for sale couple of hours city tour street art empanadas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see on any tourist visit to Buenos Aires. The colors and wall art are joyous, and the street vendors, entertainers and even a great restaurant or two make it classic Buenos Aires. Just show up. No need for any guide. One...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all! Very colorful but have seen, joined in & admired street art & artists in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brisbane, Brussels, Melbourne, Paris, Pisa, Shanghai, Toulon & Tirau so perhaps expecting a little more than what was on offer. Perhaps an organised Walking Tour...More

Thank Haere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got off our Hop on Hop off bus here and wandered around all the colourful houses and interesting sights. Don't eat at the tented cafes on the main street. A real rip off and very average food.

Thank TravelFun500
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A friend recommended that we visit "La Boca", so we walked over from San Telmo in the afternoon, about a thirty minute walk, past the football stadium towards El Caminito. There are quite a few interesting buildings, although many were in poor condition. Along the...More

Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 25 August 2018

La Boca is an Italian neighborhood with a European essence, at the mouth (boca) of the Mantanza (locally called Riochuelo) River in Buenous Aires, Argentina near the old port. The Spanish first landed in La Boca as early as 1536. La Boca has a rich...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Anyone visiting Buenos Aires must make a trip to La Boca. Different to other parts of the city and very colorful! A great place to snap some Instagram pics to light up your feed. Be sure to go during the day and keep an eye...More

1  Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a very colorful "barrio" in Buenos Aires, very attractive for tourists due to its history and cool/pretty streets. Lots of shops, street art and the Boca Junio stadium (La Bombonera) is located here. Most tour buses drive by this area so you can...More

1  Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The area is full of colourful buildings, which are nice to walk around. There are lots of shops selling artwork and other souvenirs, such as fake Boca Junior shirts. If you’re a fan of tango, there are locals dancing who will pose for a photo...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 11 August 2018

A very colorful tourist area, plenty of shops and restaurants, not to mention home of the Tango. Speaking the language certainly helps when negotiating prices.

Thank Monaco S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

La Boca definitively worth a visit, Caminito is the most beautiful place in the city, and there's a lot of art and tango around.

Thank Raphael Z
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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
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3 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
18 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.