Caminito
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Colorful and traditional, this walkway in the La Boca area is dominated by tango dancers and artisans.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Danielle P
    Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina123 contributions
    Beautiful neighborhood and popular tourist attraction
    We visited Caminito last weekend, while we was visiting the Buenos Aires Argentina community. Caminito is a street museum and a traditional alley, located in La Boca, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires,  Argentina. It's a very popular tourist attraction or landmark, because it inspired the music for the famous tango. This was our second visit over the past few years, and on both visits the locals are very friendly. There is plenty of shops to purchase some gifts, or some local restaurants if you want to taste local food. The La Boca neighborhood is very colorful, and there is a lot of street vendors.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Pamela H
    Asuncion, Paraguay11 contributions
    Must go
    Beautiful and eventful. A must go to place if it’s your first time in the city. If you’re into art, make sure you have enough cash to purchase art work displayed on the street (they don’t take credit cards)
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2023
  • DuncanTCH
    East Greenbush, New York1,272 contributions
    Colorful, but not exactly sure what all of the hype is about
    We spent three day in BA exploring various neighborhoods and it's clear that each area has a unique vibe/feeling. Caminito was interesting and colorful, but beyond that, I'm not sure what all of the hype is about. The buildings are all painted in various vibrant colors, which is cool and there's no single architectural style (including shipping containers) which is also interesting. But beyond the colors and the crowds (both of which are plentiful), there's not much. The restaurants are all touristy, the shops sell crappy, China made tourist items, tacky tango dancers and the crowds are borderline oppressive. Reminded me of Times Square....where there may have once been excitement, now it's all touristy. Visit the other areas if you have time...this one is a pass.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Annie S
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom224 contributions
    Well worth a visit - be mindful of where you are going though!
    It poured with rain while we were here, which was a shame but it still have a great feel. Loved the quirky houses and shops. Had some authentic Argentinian food. Worth a look around. We were warned not to walk here as you can easily end up is dodgy areas. Take a tour or an Uber
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Bruce S
    Hat Head, Australia19 contributions
    Best to visit in daylight hours
    Real tourism centro place. Caminito “the little path” is the principal reason tourists go to La Boca (unless they happen to be ardent Boca Juniors fans!) All the action and visual gems is enclosed in a relatively small triangular area – the buildings are no architectural magazine showcases but radiate off a kaleidoscope of colours, souvenirs, cafes, restaurants, art to look at and art to buy, interesting and often topical sculptural reliefs in the streets, tango dancing, comical manikins of Argentine celebrities (Evita, Maradona et al), all adding up to a pleasant side trip from the city centre in BA.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 January 2024
  • Heafod
    Sevenoaks, United Kingdom178 contributions
    Colourful street scene and tango
    Vibrant and exciting, colourful streets and markets. Fairly touristy but still exciting. We went midday Sunday and 2 street restaurants had open air tango displays. A very enjoyable couple of hours.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina64,964 contributions
    Very exciting, lively, colourful pedestrian street/pathway
    For many, this will be the most significant attraction of La Boca. Lots of people taking photos and enjoying the exciting atmosphere. The outer building walls are extremely colourful. There are tango dancers and other street performances, lots of souvenir shops, in this hub of activity.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 February 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,964 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
For many, this will be the most significant attraction of La Boca. Lots of people taking photos and enjoying the exciting atmosphere. The outer building walls are extremely colourful. There are tango dancers and other street performances, lots of souvenir shops, in this hub of activity.
Written 19 February 2024
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Heafod
Sevenoaks, UK178 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Vibrant and exciting, colourful streets and markets. Fairly touristy but still exciting. We went midday Sunday and 2 street restaurants had open air tango displays. A very enjoyable couple of hours.
Written 19 February 2024
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Angie T
Athens, Greece66 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is a heavily exploited neighborhood. It has not much to offer except perhaps some interesting murals. Too noisy and croudy. You feel like you are there just to leave some money.
Written 4 February 2024
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Bruce S
Hat Head, Australia19 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Real tourism centro place. Caminito “the little path” is the principal reason tourists go to La Boca (unless they happen to be ardent Boca Juniors fans!) All the action and visual gems is enclosed in a relatively small triangular area – the buildings are no architectural magazine showcases but radiate off a kaleidoscope of colours, souvenirs, cafes, restaurants, art to look at and art to buy, interesting and often topical sculptural reliefs in the streets, tango dancing, comical manikins of Argentine celebrities (Evita, Maradona et al), all adding up to a pleasant side trip from the city centre in BA.
Written 31 January 2024
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emily
19 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
really great place, colorful, full of life. Great for families and couples! many stores to buy local products from local artists
Written 27 December 2023
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,271 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fun area to walk around to see the colorful buildings. It's a bit of a tourist trap, but even so still nice to visit. Many shops selling typical tourist merchandise.
Written 14 November 2023
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Annie S
Portsmouth, UK224 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It poured with rain while we were here, which was a shame but it still have a great feel. Loved the quirky houses and shops. Had some authentic Argentinian food. Worth a look around. We were warned not to walk here as you can easily end up is dodgy areas. Take a tour or an Uber
Written 31 August 2023
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,272 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We spent three day in BA exploring various neighborhoods and it's clear that each area has a unique vibe/feeling. Caminito was interesting and colorful, but beyond that, I'm not sure what all of the hype is about. The buildings are all painted in various vibrant colors, which is cool and there's no single architectural style (including shipping containers) which is also interesting. But beyond the colors and the crowds (both of which are plentiful), there's not much. The restaurants are all touristy, the shops sell crappy, China made tourist items, tacky tango dancers and the crowds are borderline oppressive. Reminded me of Times Square....where there may have once been excitement, now it's all touristy. Visit the other areas if you have time...this one is a pass.
Written 4 July 2023
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Scott C
Panama City, Panama619 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
The food is not so great, very tourist like but the colors and scene is still engaging. The re are tango dancers and several tourist shops and restaurants. The PROA was the highlight and the football stadium.
Written 22 June 2023
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RodolfoLZ
Brighton and Hove, UK28 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Love, love, love, love!!!!
Great place to visit, colourful, with music, bars, cafes, shopping, good food and full of Argentinian culture .
Written 14 May 2023
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