Plazoleta Bomberos Voluntarios de La Boca

Plazoleta Bomberos Voluntarios de La Boca

Plazoleta Bomberos Voluntarios de La Boca
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Raymond E Lee C
By Raymond E Lee C
Trains, Mates and Tourists
4.0 of 5 bubblesMar 2016
Great spot for fires this, and not a scrap of fire retardent to be found. I had already written a review on it but it seems the mobile tripadvisor app still has a bug ot two (bugged me anyways). I passed through here recently with some friends on the way to PROA gallery, a great spot for a mate, just away from El Caminto (little walkway) and the throngs of visitors. The mural there is awesome, with an homenage to the firefighters (amongst other topics), by urban muralists RED SUDAKA. I recommend for the full story which encompasses the surrounding area, a tour of the HEART of the CITY by bike, where you will hear how BENITO QUINQUELA MARTIN pretty much single-handedly saved the neigbourhood by encouraging the residents of the nearby COVENTILLO's to paint them brightly to assert their status as the first port of Buenos Aires and all about the REAL TANGO. Once declared REPUBLICA DE LA BOCA with the Italian immigrants raising of the black anarchist flag (lasting about three days thanks to ROCA), the whole 'BARRIO' in a few block radius is now referred to as EL CAMINITO and through Quinquela's branding and marketing it now thrives with it's own mini economy. You may be lucky to see the train roll over and past the broken train tracks, or meet big Bill at nearby parilla EL GRAN PARAISO where you get the best photo looking down el Caminito, on the way out check out their neighbours, with their walls fashioned from venetian blinds. You may think this is just a big tourist trap, but only because you don't live there...

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Neighbourhood: 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 lunfardo. Nowadays, this legacy can be seen and felt on Caminito Street, which welcomes visitors with colourful facades, cobblestones, and street artists showcasing their skills. Just like its neighbor San Telmo, La Boca is one of the prime destinations to experience the traditions and customs that originated from the city’s immigrant past and which have shaped its distinct identity.

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Trypp Adams
Minneapolis, MN9,557 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Buenos Aires is so full of art that after awhile you become used to it, expecting more. So with that in mind, I gave this place 3 out of 5. It's a concrete city park with some great murals on the walls. It was actively being used by some kids when I walked through and I was excited to get down to Caminito but if you weren't playing in the park its hard to imagine spending more than 30 minutes here. There were a few street food vendors near the train tracks which was intriguing.
Written 22 April 2019
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Raymond E Lee C
Buenos Aires, Argentina44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
Great spot for fires this, and not a scrap of fire retardent to be found. I had already written a review on it but it seems the mobile tripadvisor app still has a bug ot two (bugged me anyways).
I passed through here recently with some friends on the way to PROA gallery, a great spot for a mate, just away from El Caminto (little walkway) and the throngs of visitors. The mural there is awesome, with an homenage to the firefighters (amongst other topics), by urban muralists RED SUDAKA. I recommend for the full story which encompasses the surrounding area, a tour of the HEART of the CITY by bike, where you will hear how BENITO QUINQUELA MARTIN pretty much single-handedly saved the neigbourhood by encouraging the residents of the nearby COVENTILLO's to paint them brightly to assert their status as the first port of Buenos Aires and all about the REAL TANGO. Once declared REPUBLICA DE LA BOCA with the Italian immigrants raising of the black anarchist flag (lasting about three days thanks to ROCA), the whole 'BARRIO' in a few block radius is now referred to as EL CAMINITO and through Quinquela's branding and marketing it now thrives with it's own mini economy. You may be lucky to see the train roll over and past the broken train tracks, or meet big Bill at nearby parilla EL GRAN PARAISO where you get the best photo looking down el Caminito, on the way out check out their neighbours, with their walls fashioned from venetian blinds. You may think this is just a big tourist trap, but only because you don't live there...
Written 11 March 2016
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Scott
San Francisco, CA6,459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
This is a great little plaza to relax Inn. Adjacent to several quaint little restaurants, and some free tango entertainment.

I bought a couple relatively inexpensive acrylic on canvas painting. Just be careful negotiating the price. The guy quoted $40 for 600 pesos.
Written 29 November 2015
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