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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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  • Poor5%
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Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Boca
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"tango dancers"
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"colorful buildings"
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"football stadium"
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"bright colors"
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"soccer team"
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"italian immigrants"
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"worth a visit"
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"street tango"
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"street vendors"
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"interesting area"
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"few blocks"
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"area of buenos aires"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Caminto is very short, but surrounded by markets, which are well worth looking through. We walked there through San Telmo - good interesting walk etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting area of Buenos Aires, but seems to be now basically a big tourist trap, so you don't get much idea of what the area would have been like. It has a dangerous reputation but at least when we were there during the day...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on the flight from Dubai to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro, I sat beside a tall, strapping, athletically-built gentleman. In the course of time, he told me he was an Argentine and spoke no English. He was surprised how, being an Indian, I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around these streets is just about the best experience I've had. The atmosphere is incredible and all the bars with live Tango are sensational. A must do in Buenos Aires!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this were the 60's you would say that La Boca is where the hippies hang out. . Although the neighborhood is only a few square blocks there is a lot to see and do. The building are colorfully decorated, artisans are displaying their wares...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very loud colors of paint on buildings, stunning. Also the soccer stadium is there, tourist are allowed to go inside for a price. across the stadium are several shops, also statues of some of Argentina soccer players. I was told is not a safe...More

Thank Krystal P
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting suburb to visit . Due to the proximity to the port , the immigrants workers who worked as painters on the vessels used the left over paint to paint their respective houses . That explain the striking and colourful facade of the buildings...More

Thank Happy258
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

There are plently of warnings online and from the locals that Boca is known for not being the safest part of BA, but we hopped into a taxi and all was fine. I wouldnt suggest walking there as we went through a very dodgy looking...More

Thank SimoneC
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

If you want to understand Argentina, this is where you begin. From the origins of the Tango (be prepared to have your mind blown) to way that drivers engage to why Argentines eat what they do and when. Let's not even mention football. We went...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

You must visit if you like or not like football and Tango.The area is beautifully painted with bright colours and Tango dancers to take a photo with.

Thank SE s
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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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A_Screw_Loose
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.
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Yoav Z
18 January 2017|
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Response from parikshar | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi to la Boca and back
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johnbeth42
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.
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